Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Application Period: Typically January of each year

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is an important tool in helping local governments tackle the most serious challenges facing their communities. The CDBG program works largely without fanfare or recognition to ensure decent affordable housing for all, and to provide services to the most vulnerable in our communities, to create jobs and expand business opportunities.

Program Information
Funding Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Funding Requirements
Harford County is an entitlement jurisdiction, which means it receives an annual allocation. The county primarily uses its allocation for capital projects, to benefit the low to moderate income in the county, or to reduce slum and blight.

All CDBG activities must meet one of the following national objectives for the program:
Benefit low-moderate income persons:
  • Housing for low-to-moderate households (LMH)
  • Jobs for low-to-moderate income persons (LMJ)
  • Limited Clientele Benefit (LMC)
  • Low to Moderate Area Benefit (LMA)
Application Process
Please call Housing & Community Development at 410-638-3045 to discuss your proposal and discuss the appropriate funding source.

Applicants seeking CHDO certification or re-certification should file a separate HOME CHDO application, which is available on the HOME page.