The CDBG program addresses the needs for affordable housing, economic development and public services, primarily to the benefit of low and moderate income (LMI) population (neighborhoods) within the City of Columbia.
The CDBG program works to ensure decent affordable housing, to provide services to the most vulnerable in our communities, and to create jobs through the expansion and retention of businesses. CDBG funding is an important tool for helping local governments tackle serious challenges facing their communities. The CDBG program has made a difference in the lives of millions of people and their communities across the nation.
HUD determines the amount of each grant by using a formula comprised of several measures of community need, including the extent of poverty, population, housing overcrowding, age of housing, and population growth lag in relationship to other metropolitan areas.
The City of Columbia invites applications from qualified entities to apply for funding annually through the Notice of Funds Available/Request for Application (NOFA/RFA) process.
Funds are made available for activities in two categories; 1) Public Service/Neighborhood Improvement Grants and 2) Non-Public Service/Public Facilities/Infrastructure Improvements.
For more information on the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) call our office at (803) 545-3373 or email comments to [email protected].