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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. Authorized under Title 1 of the Housing and Planning and Development Act of 1974, the CDBG program is one of the longest continuously running programs at the U. S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). The CDBG program provides annual grants on a formula basis to over 1180 general units of local government in the United States.

Grant funds can be used to revitalize neighborhoods, expand affordable housing and economic opportunities, and improve community facilities and services.  Funding allocated to the City of Chesapeake is used to meet priority community needs identified in the Consolidated Plan.

All activities carried out with CDBG funding must meet one of these National Objectives:

  • Benefit low and moderate income persons;

  • Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight;

  • Meet community development needs having a particular urgency (i.e., respond to a hurricane tornado or similar disaster.

Eligible Activities

CDBG funds may be used for activities that include (but are not limited to):

  • Acquisition of real property

  • Disposition of property acquired with CDBG funds

  • Public facilities and improvements

  • Clearance activities (demolition and removal of substandard hazardous structures)

  • Public services (such as child care, health services, job training, counseling, etc.)

  • Relocation

  • Housing services

  • Homeownership assistance

  • Housing rehabilitation

  • Historic preservation

  • Lead-based paint evaluation and reduction

  • Economic development activities

  • Neighborhood revitalization

  • Energy conservation projects

The general rule is that any activity that is not authorized on the above list or in the regulations is not eligible to be assisted with CDBG funds.

For more information, download the following documents:

  1. Consolidated Action Plans - The plan outlines long-term strategies to address  housing, homeless, community, economic and human development needs of Flints low- and moderate-income residents.

    Program Year  (2009-10)

    Program Year  (2008-09)

    Program Year  (2007-08)

    Program Year  (2006-07)

    • 2009 Action Plan

    • 2009 Action Plan Project Tables with revised 2009 Allocations -  1.8MB


    3-5 Strategic Plan -The Strategic Plan (2005-2010) must be submitted at least every five years; its describes the City's strategy for meeting community development needs for the designated 3-5 year period.

    Citizen Participation Plan - The Citizen Participation Plan (CPP) describes the framework and process to be used to develop and implement the City's housing and community development program through the Consolidated Plan process. The CPP contains provisions designed to facilitate meaningful citizen participation and is updated every 5 years.

     Citizen Participation Plan >>

  2. Consolidated Performance & Evaluation Report (CAPER)

    Each year, the City of Chesapeake is required to report to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on its performance in meeting the objectives of the approved Consolidated Plan.

    Included in the Consolidated Annual & Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) is information about  financial expenditures [including the use of CDBG, HOME Investment Partnership (HOME), and American Dream Downpayment Initiative (ADDI) funds].  In addition, the report covers programmatic accomplishments during the Program Year.

    1. 2006 CAPER Report

    2. 2007 CAPER Report

    3. 2008 CAPER Report

    CDBG - R American Recovery & Reinvestment Act

    HUD has released the notice [Docket No. FR-5309-N-01] governing the use of nearly
    $1 billion in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding provided through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).  HUD is referring to the implementation of these funds as the CDBG Recovery program, or CDBG-R.

    HUD's press release notes that HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan stated all CDBG-R entitlement communities should "be good stewards of Recovery Act funds and to invest in infrastructure that will create or sustain jobs in the near-term and generate maximum economic benefits in the long-term."



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