The 2021-2022 CDBG Mandatory Applicant Webinar was held virtually on November 10th, 2020 at 5:30pm, attendance was required to submit a 2021-2022 Community Development Block Grant Application. 

2021-2022 CDBG Applications must be submitted electronically to Kelley Walsh, HCD Program Manager, at by 4pm on Friday, December 11, 2020. All applications are reviewed and scored by the CDBG Annual Allocation Committee. Funding recommendations will be released in March/April 2021. 

Housing and Community Development Division staff is available to discuss eligible programs and activities. To discuss program specifics, or learn more about the Community Development Block Grant, contact our Housing and Community Development Program Manager, Kelley Walsh, at 874-8731 or 

2021-2022 CDBG Social Services Application (pdf)

2021-2022 CDBG Development/Eco Development Application (pdf)

2021-2022 CDBG Construction Application (pdf)

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

2020-2021 CDBG Allocation
2019-2020 CDBG Allocation
View All Final Allocations

History of CDBG Priorities & Process