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The Community Development Division awards federal grant funds to local nonprofits that provide vital services and quality of live improvements for special needs and low-income residents. Funds must be used to benefit primarily low- and moderate-income residents. The City’s annual goals for the use of funds are developed with community and citizen participation and published in the Annual Action Plan and Consolidated Plan.  

The Community Development Block Grant Public Services funds are awarded through a competitive application process and direct awards to nonprofit agencies that carry out direct services. 

Community Development Block Grant Funding Priorities

CDBG Public Service funding is specifically designed to help improve conditions specific to housing, improved infrastructure, improved economic opportunities, and improved facilities and services to the local community. 

As such the Community Development Division works diligently to take in feedback from local partner agencies, community feedback, etc. in order to identify the greatest needs within our community based upon the feedback and the goals laid out in the yearly action plan.

Housing Stability

These are programs that serve households who have lost their income and seek to keep safe and stable housing. Types of eligible activities include but are not limited to the following.

  • Rental Housing Subsidies
  • Security Deposits
  • Subsistence Payments

Whole Health and Family Safety

These are programs that address physical and mental health of all generations. Eligible activities include but are not limited to the following.

  • Youth services
  • Senior services
  • Services for persons with disabilities
  • Childcare services
  • Substance abuse services
  • Mental health services
  • Health services
  • Food banks


These are programs that help individuals and families emerge from incidents of crisis stronger. Eligible activities include but are not limited to the following.

  • Transportation services
  • Employment training
  • Legal services 


When identifying which priorities your application request best supports, think about some of the following.

  • How does my program or service support the outlines priorities?
  • Are any of the activities I might need funded activities that are eligible under these priorities? 

Community Impact

Quick Stats

During the 2021-2022 program year, Community Development's funded partners served 17,062 low and moderate income residents assisting with

  • Housing stability
  • Mental health services
  • Childcare
  • Youth and Senior services
  • Classroom supports
  • Rental Assistance
  • Groceries and meal service
  • Legal representation
  • Employment training