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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG): Entitlement Grants
The CDBG program works to ensure decent affordable housing, to provide services to the most vulnerable in our communities, and to create jobs through the expansion and retention of businesses. CDBG is an important tool for helping local governments tackle serious challenges facing their communities. The CDBG program has made a difference in the lives of millions of people and their communities across the Nation.
Principal cities of Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs); Other metropolitan cities with populations of at least 50,000; Qualified urban counties with populations of at least 200,000 (excluding the population of entitled cities).
Each activity must meet one of the following national objectives for the program: benefit low- and moderate-income persons, prevention or elimination of slums or blight, or address community development needs having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community for which other funding is not available.
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG): Section 108 Loan Guarantees
This program supports guaranteed and insured loans that provide communities with a source of financing for economic development, housing rehabilitation, public facilities, and large-scale physical development projects.
Projects and activities must either principally benefit low- and moderate-income persons, aid in the elimination or prevention of slums and blight, or meet urgent needs of the community. A wide range of community and economic development projects have been funded, including public facilities, housing rehabilitation projects, and economic development loan funds.
Metropolitan cities and urban counties that receive entitlement grants may apply directly to HUD for loan guarantee assistance. Non-entitlement communities under the state CDBG program may also apply, but must have a pledge of their state's CDBG funds from the appropriate agency.
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG): States' Program
Under the State CDBG Program, states award grants to smaller units of general local government that develop and preserve decent affordable housing, to provide services to the most vulnerable in our communities, and to create and retain jobs. Annually, each State develops funding priorities and criteria for selecting projects.
This program focuses primarily on physical infrastructure improvements that promote community economic development. Funds are used for local neighborhood revitalization, economic development, or provision of improved community facilities and services.
49 States and Puerto Rico participate in the State CDBG Program. HUD continues to administer the program for the non-entitled counties in the State of Hawaii because the State has permanently elected not to participate in the State CDBG Program. HUD distributes funds to each State based on a statutory formula which takes into account population, poverty, incidence of overcrowded housing, and age of housing.
Community Facilities Loan Program
This program provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas. An essential community facility is defined as a facility that provides an essential service to the local community for the orderly development of the community in a primarily rural area, and does not include private, commercial or business undertakings.
Eligible borrowers include: public bodies, community-based non-profit corporations, and federally-recognized Tribes.
Community Food Projects
The primary goal of the Community Foods Project is to meet the food needs of low-income individuals through food distribution, community outreach to assist in participation in Federally assisted nutrition programs.
Private nonprofit organizations may make proposals. Because projects must promote comprehensive responses to local food, farm, and nutrition issues, we encourage applicants to create partnerships among public, private nonprofit and private for-profit organizations. Nonprofit applicants must meet three requirements: (1) have experience in food work or job training and business development in low-income communities; (2) demonstrate the ability to manage a project; and (3) be willing to share information with researchers, practitioners, and other interested parties.
Community Health Centers
Grants support the development and operation of community health centers that provide preventive and primary health care services, supplemental health and support services and environmental health services to medically underserved areas/populations. The program's priorities include providing services in the most medically underserved areas and maintaining existing centers that are serving high priority populations. Grants are designated for the actual delivery of primary care services and do not cover any facility costs.
Public agencies, nonprofit private organizations, and a limited number of state and local governments are eligible to apply. Profit-making organizations are not eligible.
Community Mental Health Services (CMHS) Block Grant
The Community Mental Health Services Block Grant (MHBG) program makes funds available to provide community mental health services. Grantees can be flexible in the use of funds for both new and unique programs or to supplement their current activities. The grant also provides financial assistance to states and territories to enable them to carry out the state's plan for providing comprehensive community mental health services to adults with a serious mental illness and to children with a serious emotional disturbance.
States, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories who follow the various performance requirements availale on the program's website.
Community Outreach Partnership Center Program (COPC)
Community Outreach Partnerships Centers grants help colleges and universities apply their human, intellectual, and institutional resources to the challenge of revitalizing distressed communities. This program funds partnerships among institutions of higher education and communities.The grants must address at least three of the following issues in a targeted urban community: housing, neighborhood revitalization, infrastructure, health care, job training, crime prevention, education, planning, and community organizing.
Accredited public or private institutions of higher education which grant two- and four-year degrees are eligible to apply.
Community Programs to Improve Minority Health
The Office of Minority Health provides support to agencies and organizations in the public and private sectors to eliminate health disparities among racial and ethnic minority populations. These grants support minority community health coalitions develop, implement, and conduct demonstration projects. The projects coordinate integrated community-based screening and outreach services. They link minorities in high-risk, low-income communities to treatment.
Private nonprofit community-based minority serving organizations that can serve as the grantee for a coalition of groups may apply.
Community Reinvestment Act
The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) is designed to encourage banks and thrifts to meet the financial credit and service needs of low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. Unlike most government loan or grant programs, the CRA does not appropriate public funds nor does it require potential beneficiaries to submit formal applications to the government. Rather, the law simply requires that lenders use their private-sector resources to meet the financing needs of all communities in which lenders conduct business, consistent with safe and sound banking practices.
Individuals, for-profit and nonprofit entities in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods that benefit from the CRA.