Funding Requirements

Overview
To receive the funds, each city must develop and submit to HUD a Consolidated Strategic Plan (CSP), which is a comprehensive planning document and application for CDBG, HOME Investment Partnership, Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS, and Emergency Shelter Grant funds.

Eligible activities that can be carried out with block grant funds include but are not limited to:
  • Acquisition of real property
  • Relocation and demolition
  • Rehabilitation of residential and non-residential structures
  • Historic preservation
  • Code enforcement
  • Removal of architectural barriers
  • Construction of public facilities and improvements
    • Water and sewer facilities – streets
    • Neighborhood centers
    • Conversion of schools for eligible purposes
  • Public services
    • Employment – crime prevention – child care
    • Health – drug abuse – education
    • Fair housing counseling
    • Energy conservation – recreational
    • Homebuyer down payment assistance
  • Economic development