The Community Development Block Grant CARES (CDBG-CV) Act provides grants to states, insular areas, and local governments to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the spread of COVID-19.
CDBG CARES Act Webinars
These webinars provide grantees and subrecipients with important information and best practices on how funds can be used to help communities prevent, prepare for, and respond to Coronavirus.
Congress provided $5 billion in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act for the CDBG program to states, metropolitan cities, urban counties, and insular areas to prevent, prepare for, and respond to Coronavirus.
At least 70 percent of every grant must be expended for activities that benefit low- and moderate-income persons by providing housing, a permanent job, a public service, or access to new or significantly improved infrastructure. The remaining 30 percent may be used to eliminate slum or blighted conditions, or to address an urgent need for which the grantee certifies it has no other funding.
Activities must benefit residents within the jurisdiction of the grantee or as permitted by the CARES Act.
Eligible activities include:
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