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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

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.
Eligible projects must also be consistent with at least one of the program's national objectives:
  • Benefit low and moderate income persons.
  • Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight.
  • Activities designed to meet community development needs having a particular urgency.

2022 Annual Action Plan - Input Meeting Presentation

To Apply for a CDBG Grant

To apply for funding, applicants must contact the Division of Community Services at (701) 328-4559 or kmengelhard@nd.gov.

FY2020 Special Funding Round

FY2020 Substantial Amendment

CDBG Pre-Application

One copy of your CDBG FY2020 Substantial Amendment Preapplication is due to the North Dakota Department of Commerce, Division of Community Services no later than 5PM Central Standard Time, Friday, October 8, 2021. The Preapplication deadline is firm as to the date and hour.
DCS will not consider any incomplete Preapplications or Preapplication received after the deadline. Applicants should take this into account and submit Preapplications as early as possible to avoid risk brought about by unanticipated delays or delivery-related problems. In particular, applicants must provide sufficient time to permit delivery on or before the deadline date and hour. Facsimile (FAX), COD, and postage due Pre-applications will not be accepted.
All PreApplications must be typed. No hand-written or emailed Pre-Applications will be accepted.
Mail Completed PreApplications to:
              Tonya Forderer
              ND Department of Commerce (DCS)
              1600 East Century Avenue, Suite 6
              PO Box 2057
              Bismarck, ND 58502-2057

2019 CDBG-Cares Act

CDBG-CV Notice of Rules Wavers and Alternative Requirements

2019 CDBG-CV Substancial Amendment  

Program Statements

Contains information about the State's CDBG Program

2021 CDBG Program Distribution Statement Draft

2020 CDBG Program Distribution Statement

2019 CDBG Program Distribution Statement

2018 CDBG Program Distribution Statement

2018 CDBG Program Distribution Statement Substantial Amendment

2017 CDBG Program Distribution Statement

2016 CDBG Program Distribution Statement

2015 CDBG Program Distribution Statement

2014 CDBG Program Distribution Statement

2014 CDBG Program Distribution Statement Substantial Amendment

2013 CDBG Program Distribution Statement

2012 CDBG Program Distribution Statement

Additional Resources

CDBG Administrative Manual - Assists grantees in implementing their respective grants in complying with federal regulations. Click here for CDBG Administrative Manual, Section 7 attachments.

CDBG Guide to National Objectives and Eligible Activities - Provides information on national objectives and eligible activities for the State CDBG program. It also provides an overview of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974.

Citizen Participation Plan (SFN52662) - Provides the citizens of North Dakota with the opportunity to participate in the planning and preparation of the Consolidated Plan.

CDBG Environmental Review Training Video
CDBG Environmental Review Training Slides - Provided by Tetra Tech

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