Community Development Block Grant

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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.

CAPER Public Notice

The draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the Town of Cary’s federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program for the fiscal year of 2018-2019 is available for review and public comment. View the official notice here:

CAPER 2018-2019 Public Notice

Helpful Links

FY19-20 Annual Action Plan
FY18-19 Annual Action Plan
CDBG General Policies 
HUD National Objectives
Guide to National Community Development Block Grant
"Basically CDBG" Course Training Manual


Morgan Mansa
Housing & CDBG Manager, Town Manager's Office
316 North Academy Street
Cary, NC  27513
(919) 653-7153