Community Resources

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Community Development Block Grant​ (CDBG) Program

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a federal formula-allocated grant program under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The program was created when Congress passed the Housing and Community Development Act, Title 1 in 1974 and is governed by rules set forth in the Code of Federal Regulations (24 CFR Part 570).

The Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) - Division of Energy, Housing and Community Resources (DEHCR) administers the State Community Development Block Grant Program and provides funding to units of general local government (UGLGs) that do not receive an annual allocation directly from HUD. 

The primary purpose of the CDBG program is the development of viable communities through the provision of decent affordable housing, a suitable living environment, and the expansion of economic opportunities, principally for the benefit of persons of low and moderate income. ​​

Community Development B​lock Grant​ (CDBG) Resources:

CDBG program resources are available here.

​​​​​​​Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) P​rograms:

Coronavirus Program (CDBG-CV)​ - Grant funds are awarded to units of general local government and must be used ​to prevent, prepare for, and respond to Coronavirus.  The State of Wisconsin received CDBG-CV funding through the CARES Act. 

Disaster Recovery Program ​(CDBG-DR) - Grant funds were awarded to eligible counties for disaster recovery.  In 2018, the State of Wisconsin required a presidential declaration of a major disaster pursuant to Section 401 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.  The request for declaration followed the severe storms, flooding, landslides, straight-line winds, and tornadoes that occurred August 17- September 14, 2018.  Counties impacted were eligible for Public Assistance and Individual Assistance, including: Adams, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Juneau, La Crosse, Marquette, Monroe, Ozaukee, Richland, Sauk, and Vernon Counties; Iron County for Public Assistance only; and Columbia, Jefferson and Washington Counties for Individual Assistance only.​

Economic Development Program (CDBG-ED) - Grant funds are awarded to units of general local government to provide financial assistance to businesses to create or retain jobs for low- and moderate-income (LMI) individuals.  Examples of eligible projects include: business loans to expand facilities or purchase equipment, specialized employee training, or business infrastructure projects. 

Emergency Assistance Program (CDBG-EAP) - Grant funds are awarded to units of general local government to assist in addressing emergency housing, public facility, infrastructure, and business assistance needs that occur as a result of natural or manmade disasters.  Such assistance may include, but is not limited to: housing rehabilitation, acquisition, site clearance/demolition, housing replacement, road repairs, storm water drainage and public facility upgrades.

​​Planning Program (CDBG-PLNG) - Grant funds are awarded to units of general local government to support community efforts to address improving community opportunities and vitality.  Examples of eligible projects include the development of comprehensive plans, community development plans, and small area and neighborhood plans.  Grants are limited to projects that, if implemented, meet a CDBG National Objective.

Public Facilities Economic Development Program (CDBG-PFED) - Grant funds are awarded to units of general local government for public infrastructure projects that support business expansion and create or retain jobs for low- and moderate-income (LMI) individuals. Examples of eligible applications include: new or improved water and sewer service and streets that result in business expansion and job opportunities for low- and moderate-income (LMI) individuals.

Public Facilities Program (CDBG-PF) - Grant funds are awarded to units of general local government to help support infrastructure and facility projects for communities.  Examples of eligible projects include improvements and repairs to streets, drainage systems, water and sewer systems, and sidewalks; and the construction or expansion of or improvement to community centers, seni​or centers, libraries, and fire stations.  Grants are limited to projects that, if implemented, meet a CDBG National Objective.

Small Ci​ties Housing and Revolving Loan Program (CDBG) - ​​​​​​​​​Grants provided to units of general local government for housing programs which principally benefit low- and moderate-income (LMI) households.​

Flexible Facilities Program

Flexible Facilities Program (FFP) - Grant program funded through the U.S. Department of Treasury's Capital Projects Fund (CPF) program​, which was established through the American Rescue Plan of 2021​. Grant funds are awarded to units of general local government for the construction, renovation or expansion of community facilities in conjunction with the purchase and/or installation of digital technology ​infrastructure and/or equipment for remote high speed intern​et access that will directly provide work, education, and health monitoring in response to the​ COVID-19 pandemic.​