CDBG Entitlement FAQ

Are urban counties required to award CDBG funds to all participating UGLGs?

Date Published: March 2019

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No. Although the demographics of the participating UGLGs are used to calculate the amount of the county's CDBG grant, the UGLG must be planning to carry out a CDBG-assisted activity to receive a CDBG grant award from the urban county.

An urban county may distribute CDBG funds in the manner that it chooses. It may require UGLGs to apply for funding under a competitive or noncompetitive selection process, distribute funds among UGLGs using a formula of its choosing, provide funds to public or private nonprofit organizations, carry out activities directly, or any combination of the above.

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