In order to receive funds from the city's block grant program, applicants must demonstrate a given project or program's conformance with the eligibility requirements mandated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Programs providing an area-wide benefit must be located in one of the city'seligible areas. Programs providing direct-benefit services to recipients, 51% or more of which are Portland residents from households of low to moderate income, may also qualify for funding.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM APPLICATION PROCESS
The 2021-2022 CDBG Mandatory Applicant Meeting was held virtually on November 10th, 2020 at 5:30pm. At least one member/representative of your organization must have attended the mandatory applicant meeting to submit a 2021-2022 CDBG application.
2021-2022 Applications were released November 11, 2020 and are due by 4pm on Friday, December 11, 2020. Applications must be submitted electronically to Kelley Walsh, HCD Program Manager, at email@example.com
Applications are reviewed and scored by the Annual CDBG Allocation Committee. Funding recommendations will be released in March/April of 2021.
There are three applications available for the 2021-2022 funding cycle: Social Services, Development Activities/Economic Development, and Construction. New applicants are strongly encouraged to meet with program staff ahead of submitting an application.