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Community Development Block Grants

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a key program for improving the quality of life for residents of our communities. The Truman Council helps member communities secure and administer a diverse array of projects through the CDBG program. Program areas include, but are not limited to, neighborhood development, public infrastructure, public facilities, industrial infrastructure, and disaster recovery.


The CDBG program is a flexible program administered by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development to provide communities with 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 1,209 general units of local government and States.


The CDBG program works to ensure 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 tackle serious challenges facing their communities. The CDBG program has made a difference in the lives of millions of people and their communities across the Nation.

The Community Development Block Grant, one of the longest-running programs of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, funds local community development activities such as affordable housing, anti-poverty programs, and infrastructure development.


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