Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Program Overview

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is authorized under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. The Entitlement Program is the portion of the CDBG Program that provides block grant funds to metropolitan cities and urban counties. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awards CDBG grants to entitlement communities to carry out affordable housing and community development activities directed toward revitalizing neighborhoods, economic development, and providing improved community facilities and services.

Hudson County, in partnership with seven municipalities within the county through an interlocal agreement, receives CDBG funds on an entitlement basis as an Urban County Consortium. The Division administers the CDBG Program for the Urban County Consortium which includes the municipalities of East Newark, Guttenberg, Harrison, Kearny, Secaucus, Weehawken and West New York. The City of Bayonne, The City of Hoboken, The City of Jersey City, The Township of North Bergen and The City of Union City received their own allocation directly from HUD and those interested in funding opportunities in these communities may contact those municipalities. The Division provides funding to municipalities, non-profits, and public agencies to address a myriad of community, housing and economic development needs. Predominantly serving low and moderate income neighborhoods and households, its programs serve as valuable tools to empower people to create viable urban communities as well as safe, affordable and decent housing opportunities.

For more information on the Hudson County CDBG Program, such as eligible and ineligible projects please review here:

Consolidated Plan

Entitlement communities develop their own programs and funding priorities which are reflected in their Consolidated Plan. The consolidated plan is prepared by the Division in accordance with 24 CFR Part 91, which describes needs, resources, priorities, and proposed activities to be undertaken with respect to HUD programs including CDBG. The plan is prepared for a five-year period, along with an annual Action Plan.

All projects funded by the CDBG must be consistent with the Consolidated Plan priorities and objectives.

Community Development Block Grant CARES Funding in order to prevent, prepare for and respond to COVID-19.

CDBG-CV 1 & CDBG-CV 3:

Administered by the Division of Housing and Community Development through funds allocated directly from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Allocation awarded: $3,076,187

CDBG-CV 2:

Administered by the Division of Housing and Community Development through funds allocated from the State of New Jersey’s funds awarded from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Allocation awarded: $2,183,783

The County was notified that it will be receiving CDBG funds passed through the state. These funds can be utilized for the entire County, not just the seven municipalities in our Urban County Consortium. Accordingly, it is recommended that these funds be used to create county-wide programs.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

For more information on the Division’s Community Development Block Grant Program contact:

Heather Hanks, CDBG Program Manager

hhanks@hcnj.us

201-369-4520

Click HERE to sign up for CDBG email updates.

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