Date Published: March 2019
HUD does not mandate that a CDBG grantee set aside a specific amount or percentage of assistance that must be provided but does expect that the community will dedicate sufficient resources to make a noticeable difference. NRSAs should improve the housing and economic conditions in the area, along with physical and social outcomes. The community should plan wisely and not overstate goals, since progress will be measured against stated targets. For this reason, it is wiser to designate smaller areas because the effects can be more pronounced when focused on a tight geography.