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Community Development Block Grant Entitlement Program

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Entitlement Program provides annual grants on a formula basis to entitled cities and counties to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons. The program is authorized under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, Public Law 93-383, as amended; 42 U.S.C.-530.1 et seq.

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Explore CDBG ScreenshotThis collection of online technical assistance products will help grantees: create transformative impact in your community, improve the lives of all residents, and especially those with low and moderate income levels; develop strategies that bring partners and resources together, leveraging and building community assets; and implement your program effectively, increasing the likelihood of successful projects.

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Grant Based Accounting Requirements

HUD has updated IDIS to phase out the first-in-first-out (FIFO) accounting methodology. These changes specifically tie activity funding and draws to the specific grants in IDIS. The initial changes implement grant-specific accounting beginning with FY 2015 CDBG allocations. Funds from pre-2015 grants will continue to be disbursed using the FIFO method.

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CDBG Entitlement Guides, Tools, and Webinars

Guides, tools, webinars, and other resources are provided to assist grantees and program partners in designing and implementing their programs.

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CDBG Entitlement Program News & Announcements

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