CDBG Entitlement FAQ

How may a metropolitan or a principal city located in a non-urban county assist that county in attaining CDBG urban county status?

Date Published: April 2019

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A metropolitan city, or a principal city (designated by Office of Management and Budget – OMB) as such and having less than 50,000 population) may relinquish its entitlement status and join the urban county as a participating unit of general local government (UGLG), along with other UGLGs located therein. Including the metropolitan city's population with the county's population will result in the county obtaining the 200,000 or more population threshold needed to become an urban county. The city must notify HUD of its intention to do so in writing before HUD can include its population in the county's.

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