Community Development Block Grant

What is the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program?

The Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), administered by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD), allocates annual grants to local and state governments to develop viable communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and opportunities to expand economic opportunities to benefit low- and moderate-income persons. HUD requires local governments to develop a detailed plan that encourages citizen participation, particularly by residents of predominantly low- and moderate-income neighborhoods, and areas in which CDBG funds are to be used. Grantees are also required to demonstrate that they are “affirmatively furthering fair housing.”

Entitlement jurisdictions are local governments which receive CDBG funds. In the St. Louis metropolitan area, the following local governments were allocated CDBG funds in 2009:

  • St. Louis City ($19,826,082)
  • St. Louis County ($5,350,093)
  • East St. Louis ($1,821,372)
  • St. Clair County ($1,438,053)
  • Madison County ($1,381,729)
  • Jefferson County ($1,148,045)
  • Granite City ($786,586)
  • Belleville ($731,724)
  • St. Charles City ($314,168)
  • O’Fallon, Mo. ($249,898)
  • Florissant ($225,356) St. Peters ($190,085).

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