The CDBG Program provides financial assistance to eligible units of local Governments in the form of grants and loans for Public Facilities, Housing Rehabilitation, and Economic Development projects. The primary beneficiaries of these projects must be very low and low income individuals. Examples of projects funded by CDBG in the respective emphasis areas are:
- Housing - housing rehabilitation of very low and low income homeowner units and rental units within a particular area.
- Public Facilities - water and sewer projects, removal of architectural barriers, fire halls, ambulances, etc.
- Economic Development - cities and counties receive funds to loan/grant to businesses which create jobs for low income persons.