The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program provides annual grants to States, larger cities, and counties for a broad range of activities that preserve and develop viable urban communities. The program’s principal beneficiaries are low-moderate income households. The goals of the program are to:
The City of Pawtucket, through the Department of Planning & Redevelopment, receives federal CDBG funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on an annual basis to support the program’s goals.
The City of Pawtucket grants CDBG funding to Public Service providers.
For Fiscal Year 18 () The City anticipates receiving $1,700,000 in CDBG Federal Funding depending on HUD approval.
The City of Pawtucket encourages the participation of all its residents in deciding how best to utilize the funding from the CDBG, HOME, and ESG Programs. The Citizens Participation Guide explains the process.
CDBG Funds may be used for a wide variety of activities that address the need for new or improved public improvements and facilities, economic development opportunities, improving the supply or condition of housing, and public services.
Eligible activities can be grouped as:
Real Property and Housing-related activities:
Public Service Provider, Affordable housing sponsors and developers, public institutions and other City Departments/Agencies.
Terms of Funding Assistance
Funds are available as a grant or a loan.
The gross annual household income for clients of Public Service providers must be 80% of the median income as set by HUD. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development determines the income limits annually. Household income is determined by the number of persons in the household and the total gross household income. Total household income must not exceed the following federal maximum income limits:
For applications and guidelines to apply for CDBG funding contact Edward G. Soares, Community Development Program Manager at 401-728-0500 ext. 441
Other Useful Resources:
HUD’s CDBG Web site https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/cdbg/
HUD’s Web site www.hud.gov
Rhode Island Housing’s Web site www.rihousing.com
State of Rhode Island Division of Planning CDBG http://ohcd.ri.gov/community-development/cdbg/
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