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 Block Grant (CDBG) programs:

Coronavirus Program (CDBG-CV)​ - The State of Wisconsin received CDBG-CV funding through the CARES Act.  Funds must be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to Coronavirus.

Disaster Recovery Program ​(CDBG-DR) - 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 and are eligible for Public Assistance and Individual Assistance are: Adams, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Juneau, La Crosse, Marquette, Monroe, Ozaukee, Richland, Sauk, and Vernon; 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 local governments to assist businesses to create or retain jobs for individuals with low and moderate incomes.  Examples of eligible projects include: business loans to expand facilities or purchase equipment, specialized employee training, or business ingrastructure projects. 

Emergency Assistance Program (CDBG-EAP) - Funds are used to assist local units of government 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/demolition, housing replacement, road repairs, storm water drainage and public facilities.

​​Planning Program (CDBG-PLNG) - Grant funds 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 local governments for public infrastructure projects that support business expansion or retention. Examples of eligible applications include: new or improved water & sewer service and streets that result in business expansion and job opportunities for low- and moderate-income individuals.

Public Facilities Program (CDBG-PF) - Funds help support infrastructure and facility projects for communities.  Examples of eligible projects include improvements, repairs, or expansions of streets, drainage systems, water and sewer systems, sidewalks, and community centers.  Grants are limited to projects that, if implemented, meet a CDBG National Objective.

Small Ci​ties Housing and Revolving Loan Program (CDBG) - ​​​​​​​​​The Wisconsin Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program provides grants to general purpose units of local government for housing programs which principally benefit low to moderate income (LMI) households.

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

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