The Community Development Block Grant CARES Act (CDBG-CV) program 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.
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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:
Activities to Acquire
General Administrative and
This Toolkit categorizes and organizes CDBG-CV specific and relevant tools and training resources in one location to foster quick and easy access.
These FAQs provide information to CDBG and CDBG-CV grantees on using grant funds and related flexibilities provided by the CARES Act as communities work to prevent and respond to the spread of COVID-19.
Preventing Duplication of Benefits
These resources provide guidance and technical assistance to assist CDBG-CV grantees in preventing Duplication of Benefits (DOB).
PR26 CDBG-CV Financial Summary Report Instructions
These instructions provide guidance to help users submit the PR26 CDBG-CV Financial Summary Report.
CDBG CARES Act Webinars
These CDBG-CV webinars provide grantees and subrecipients with important information and best practices on how these funds can be used to help communities prevent, prepare for, and respond to Coronavirus.
CDBG-CV Problem Solving Clinics
In the second half of 2021, HUD sponsored a series of virtual CDBG-CV problem solving clinics to educate CDBG-CV recipients on how to successfully and compliantly implement their programs to help their communities prevent, prepare for, and respond to the Coronavirus pandemic.
CARES Act Virtual Conferences
These virtual training conferences are a combination of CDBG-CV, HOPWA-CV, and ESG-CV inspired topics related to the implementation of their respective CARES Act funding.
News and Announcements
HUD Issues Notice CPD-22-14: Closeout Instructions for CDBG ProgramsDate Posted: December 16, 2022
Materials Posted: VAWA Right to Report from Home for CDBG Recipients Webinar - September 27, 2022Date Posted: October 24, 2022
New Partner Opportunity: GPL Homelessness Prevention and Rehousing Accelerator Application OpenDate Posted: October 20, 2022