What projects are eligible with CDBG funds?

Projects under the CDBG program must address one of three national objectives established by Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These national objectives are:

  • Low Mod Benefit: The activity must benefit low- and moderate-income persons but such activities cannot benefit moderate-income persons to the exclusion of low-income persons. 70% of all Pinal County CDBG funds must fall within this category. Eligible activities fall into one of the following four categories:
    • Area-wide Benefit - benefits low- to moderate-income persons residing in an area in which 51% of the residents are considered low- to moderate-income.
    • Limited Clientele Benefit - provides benefits to a target group (as identified by CDBG) that is assumed to be 51% low- to moderate-income. These target groups are abused children, persons with disabilities, children, elderly persons (age 62 and up), battered spouses, homeless persons (an adult without children or a youth not accompanied by an adult), adults with severe disabilities (age 16 and up), illiterate persons, persons living with AIDS and migrant farm workers.
    • Housing - assistance to improve residential structures or assistance to purchase homes for qualified persons who individually meet the low to moderate-income requirements.
    • Job Creation or Retention - economic development assistance, in which the end result creates or retains permanent jobs, at least 51% of which are held by or will be made available to low- to moderate-income persons.
  • Slum/Blight: The activity must aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight. Example projects - demolition and clearance, downtown redevelopment plan, code enforcement, commercial rehabilitation.
  • Urgent Need: The activity meets other community development needs having particular urgency, which pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community. Example projects - demolition and clearance, commercial rehabilitation, housing rehabilitation.

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1. What is the CDBG Program?
2. How Do I Apply for a CDBG Grant?
3. What areas if the county are eligible for CDBG funding?
4. What projects are eligible with CDBG funds?
5. What projects were funded with CDBG funds?
6. Who can apply for CDBG funds?
7. How do eligible organizations apply for CDBG funds?