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.
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.
HUD has created a series of online products to illustrate how grantees have used the CDBG Program to make viable and beneficial changes in their communities. The initial products include four videos and a multimedia scrapbook each designed to demonstrate the values, goals and successes of the CDBG Program, whom it serves, and why this program benefits communities around the country.
Guides, tools, webinars, and other resources are provided to assist grantees and program partners in designing and implementing their programs.