Community Development Block Grant

The County of Clermont has recently been designated as an Entitlement Community under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program beginning in FY15 (July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016), and as such will be eligible to receive an annual allocation of Federal funds from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).    Information regarding the commencement of the FY 2016 Program Year was presented to the public on Monday, October 5, 2015.

The CDBG Program can fund a broad range of activities, including economic development projects; street, water supply, drainage and sanitary sewer improvements; demolition of unsafe structures, rehabilitation of housing; public services; and improvements to neighborhood facilities. The activities must be designed to primarily benefit low and moderate income persons, aid in the prevention or elimination of slum and blight, or meet an urgent need of the community.

Listed below are helpful links that can help to understand the CDBG program and assist with activity selection, income surveys, census data, etc.

For detailed descriptions and assistance in activity selection and meeting a National Objective, please visit the HUD website for an electronic copy of the Guide to National Objectives and Eligible Activities for Entitlement Communities:

https://www.hudexchange.info/resource/89/community-development-block-grant-program-cdbg-guide-to-national-objectives-and-eligible-activities-for-entitlement-communities/

For information on updated Census Tract and Income Survey Data – click here.

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