National Objectives & CDBG Eligible Activities

National Objectives
  • Low/Moderate income benefit - area, limited clientele, housing, or jobs
  • Blight removal - area, spot blight
  • Urgent need - unfundable, immediate, occurred in last 18 months
CDBG Eligible Activities
  • Acquisition of property, disposition of property
  • Public facilities and improvements - acquisition, construction, reconstruction or installation
  • Clearance activities
  • Public services to low/moderate income clientele
  • Payment of non-federal share of other grants for eligible projects
  • Relocation, only as last resort to implement a project
  • Removal of architectural barriers to the handicapped
  • Privately-owned utilities as part of eligible project
  • New Construction
  • Rehabilitation of housing for low/moderate income
  • Commercial rehabilitation (code violations only), unless tied to job creation
  • Code enforcement
  • Historic preservation
  • Renovation of closed buildings
  • Economic development activities
  • Subrecipient activities; contracted to qualified organization
  • Planning activities; feasibility studies
  • Administration
  • Low-income homeownership assistance
  • Housing services support - Title II Cranston-Gonzales National Affordable Housing Act
  • Micro-enterprise assistance - credit, technical assistance, support
  • Assistance to institutions of higher education
  • Rehabilitation assistance - single family, public housing, façade/code corrections on For-profit structures, Non-profit structures
  • Lead based paint hazard evaluation/reduction
  • Economic development assistance - acquisition, improvements, assistance to business when appropriate, economic development support services
  • Community based development organizations - community economic development, neighborhood revitalization, or elderly construction project
  • Technical assistance to Public/Non-profit entities to increase capacity related to CDBG qualified activities