Community Development Block Grant

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2020 Community Development Block Grant

The Town of Cary is now accepting proposals from community and non-profit organizations for activities and projects benefiting low- and moderate-income Town residents.

Please go here to download an application. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 8, 2019.

About the Program

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program managed by the Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD), is a flexible program that provides communities with federal funding and resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. Beginning in 1974, the CDBG program is one of the longest continuously run programs at HUD. The CDBG program provides annual grants on a formula basis to over 1,200 local governments and states known as entitlement communities.

The CDBG program works to provide decent affordable housing, to provide services to the most vulnerable in our communities, and to create jobs through the expansion and retention of businesses. CDBG is an important tool for helping local governments like Cary tackle serious challenges facing their communities.  For individual entitlement communities, HUD determines the amount of each grant by using a formula comprised of several measures of community need, including the extent of poverty, population, housing overcrowding, age of housing, and population growth lag in relationship to other metropolitan areas.

Helpful Links

FY2019 Annual Action Plan
CDBG General Policies 
HUD National Objectives
National Objective Matrix Codes
Matrix Code Definitions
Guide to National Community Development Block Grant
Playing by the Rules: A Handbook for CDBG Sub-recipients on Administrative Systems
Tool Kit on Crosscutting Regulations
"Basically CDBG" Course Training Manual
CPD Laws & Regulations


Carla Witherington
Community Engagement & Special Projects Manager
Town of Cary
P.O. Box 8005
Cary, NC  27512
(919) 653-7107