CDBG Entitlement FAQ
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What are "essential powers" within the CDBG program?

Date Published: April 2019

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"Essential powers" refers to the ability of a county government to undertake essential community development and housing assistance activities in its unincorporated areas, if any, which are not units of general local government. In most counties, the county government's essential powers do not apply to incorporated units of general local government (UGLGs) within the county. If the county government cannot undertake essential community development and housing assistance activities within incorporated jurisdictions' boundaries, it must enter into a cooperation agreement with each unit of government to carry out those activities.


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3576