CDBG General Purpose Grants
CDBG General Purpose Grants are made available annually through a competitive application process.
Funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the grants are used by small cities, towns, and counties in Washington state to carry out development projects that support low- and moderate-income residents.
Eligible activities for this grant fall into 4 categories:
• Microenterprise assistance
• Housing rehabilitation/local assistance
• Local planning-only activities
Examples of eligible projects include construction of public and community facilities, rehabilitation of housing, and small area and neighborhood plans.
All activities must meet 1 of the 3 objectives below:
• Principally benefit low- and moderate-income persons; OR
• Prevent or eliminate slums or blight; OR
• Meet urgent needs posing serious and immediate threat to public health or safety
To learn more about eligible activities, visit the CDBG General Purpose Grant website here: https://bit.ly/3y3yeKK.
Past CDBG Public Services Grants
The 2019 CDBG Public Services grant, in partnership with Lower Columbia CAP, was utilized to provide meals to low- and moderate-income seniors in the community.
Cowlitz County also utilized CDBG COVID-19 relief funds to assist residents impacted by COVID-19 with rent and utility assistance. To learn more, click the button below:
The 2020 CDBG Public Services grant, in partnership with Lower Columbia CAP, was utilized to provide meals to low- and moderate-income seniors in the community. To learn more, click the button below: