2020-2021 Applications

The CDBG application deadline for program year 2020-2021 has passed. The applications are currently under review of the CDBG Allocation Committee, please follow the 2020-2021 CDBG Allocation Schedule link for more information.


New Census data was released to CDBG grantees this year. HCD staff has updated the map to reflect the data changes. This map can be viewed by clicking CDBG Eligible Areas located under the quick links panel. 

About Community Development Block Grants

The City of Portland, Maine is an Entitlement Community for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the federal Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD).

The goal of the CDBG program is to develop strong communities by ensuring decent affordable housing, providing services to the most vulnerable, and expanding economic opportunities for low and moderate income persons.

The program achieves this goal through the development of partnerships between government, businesses, and non-profit organizations.

Goals and Priorities

The City will prioritizes the following categories of projects/programs in its funding decisions:
  • Neighborhood Investment and Infrastructure: Create strong, safe, accessible and vibrant neighborhoods
  • Housing Availability: Increase housing availability and affordability
  • Economic Opportunity: Create economic opportunities to transition people out of poverty
  • Address the Needs of the Growing Homeless Population: Prevent and reduce homelessness
A full description of the new Community Development Policy Goals and Priorities can be found in the Needs-Goals-Priorities Table

Final Allocations

2019-2020 CDBG Allocation
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History of CDBG Priorities & Process