CDBG/HOME Funding

Harford County, Maryland 

Office Community & Economic Development  

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) 

HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME)

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and the HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) Program are funded through the entitlement funds received by Harford County through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program funds projects which provide decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expansion of economic opportunities for low to moderate-income persons in Harford County. The HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) Program funds projects which provide decent affordable housing for low-to moderate-income persons in Harford County.

Private, nonprofit organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status, and in some cases, for-profit entities may be eligible to receive funding under these programs. All proposed programs/projects must meet applicable federal regulations. All selected programs/projects are subject to the availability of funding and Harford County’s budget review process. Harford County maintains the right to reject or accept proposals to fund or not to fund, or to reduce the amount of funding requested. The funds are dispersed annually to various non-profit organizations throughout Harford County and are not available to individuals directly.

  1. Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
  2. HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME)

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program helps 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, to provide services to the most vulnerable in our communities, to create jobs, and to expand business opportunities.

Program information

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is an entitlement funded program provided to Harford County by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The program funds projects which provide decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expansion of economic opportunities for low- to moderate-income persons in Harford County.

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 persons or households in the county, or to reduce slum and blight. The funds are dispersed annually to various non-profit organizations throughout Harford County and are not available to individuals directly.

Private, nonprofit organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status, and in some cases for-profit entities, may be eligible to receive funding under these programs. All proposed programs/projects must meet applicable federal regulations. All selected programs/projects are subject to the availability of funding and Harford County’s budget review process. Harford County maintains the right to reject or accept proposals to fund or not to fund, or to reduce the amount of funding requested.

All CDBG activities must meet one of the following national objectives for the program:

1.    Benefit low-moderate-income persons (LMI):

  • Housing for low-to-moderate households (LMH)
  • Limited Clientele Benefit (LMC)
  • Low to Moderate Area Benefit (LMA)
  • Jobs for low-to-moderate-income persons (LMJ)

2.    Slum and blight

  • Area basis
  • Spot basis
  • Urban renewal

3.     Urgent need


Application process

Applications will be available online beginning Sunday, January 1, 2023. The deadline for application submission is Monday, February 13, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. 

New to FY2024/FFY2023, the CDBG and HOME application process will be entirely online through the eCivis Grants PortalView the FY2024/FFY2023 Information Packet here.

An applicant workshop will be held on January 10, 2023 at 1:00pm at **NEW LOCATION** 15 S Main Street, Bel Air, MD 21014, front conference room. Following the workshop, training materials will be made available to interested applicants beginning January 11, 2023. To request a powerpoint training presentation with online application instructions, please email your name, agency, and telephone number to commdev@harfordcountymd.gov

The application and the application information packet are available in an alternative format or language by contacting the Harford County Department of Housing and Community Development at 410-638-3045.  If you require special accommodations, please call 410-638-3045 or Maryland Relay 711 (voice/tty).