CDBG Program

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is authorized under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. The primary goals of the CDBG program are the establishment and maintenance of viable urban communities by providing decent housing, suitable living environments and expanding economic opportunities for persons of low and moderate income.

The City's CDBG program year runs from May 1st through April 30th. During this period, the City or subgrantees undertake projects and activities that were included in the HUD required Annual Action Plan, which is approved by the Common Council after reviews by the Plan Commission. A public hearing is held annually to discuss the draft Action Plan and receive public comments on the proposed activities in the Plan.

CDBG program guidelines are fairly flexible and allow for many activities to be undertaken as part of the program as long as a national objective is being met by the activity being undertaken, as well as being consistent with the City's 2010 - 2014 Consolidated Plan and the 2005-2025 Comprehensive Plan. Eligible activities can broadly be categorized as follows:

  • Housing Rehabilitation
  • Economic Development/Central City Redevelopment
  • Public Services
  • Planning
  • Administration
  • Public Facilities and Improvements

While the City undertakes activities on its own relative to the above categories, it also provides grant assistance to individuals and organizations proposing to undertake eligible activities that meet a national objective, as well as priorities found in the City’s current CDBG Consolidated Plan and Comprehensive Plan.

CDBG Program Documents

If you have any questions regarding the CDBG program, please contact the Department of Community Development at 920-236-5055.

If persons requiring special accommodations (large-print, interpreters, etc.) wish to have these documents presented in a different format, please contact the Department of Community Development at 920-236-5055.