President Trump's Federal Budget Proposal request includes a nearly 100% cut to the Community Development Block Grant Program - CDBG.
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. Beginning in 1974, the CDBG program is one of the longest continuously run programs at HUD. The CDBG program provides annual grants on a formula basis to 1209 general units of local government and States. [Read More.]
Community Development Block Grant Program funds help strengthen Maryland’s communities by expanding affordable housing opportunities, creating jobs, stabilizing neighborhoods and improving overall quality of life. Congress created the Community Development Block Grant Program under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. The primary objective is to develop viable communities, provide decent housing and a suitable living environment, and to expand economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate income. Maryland cities and towns have received nearly $7.4M in CDBG funding for critical communities projects over the past few years. [Read More.]
Additional Articles on CDBG Funding Cuts
PGCMA CDBG Funding Proposal