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Community Development Block Grants

Maine's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program provides funding and technical support for projects that achieve local community and economic development objectives, while principally benefiting low-moderate income persons. These programs are only available to Maine towns, cities and counties for the benefit of Maine residents.

Funding for the Maine CDBG program is provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the guidelines of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 as amended. Eligible activities must meet one of the following CDBG program national objectives: benefiting low-moderate persons, eliminating slum and blighting influences or addressing an urgent need.

Communities participate in a competitive application process annually for CDBG funds to implement their proposed community and economic development projects. CDBG funds are only available to towns, cities and counties in the State of Maine for the benefit of Maine residents.