CDBG Economic Development Program

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Economic Development Program is a grant program that is available to fund publicly owned infrastructure. Funding from this program can be used by municipalities and counties to assist with the location, expansion, or retention of businesses. Usage of the economic development grant funds must be directly related to the construction, renovation, or expansion of industry.


  • Drainage systems
  • Water and sewer systems 
  • Roads, bridges, and rail spurs
  • Buildings (rehabilitation/expansion)


Job creation is the goal of the Community Development Grant Economic Development Program. CDBG requires that at least 51% of the jobs created must be made available to persons of low and moderate income as determined the U.S. Department Housing and Urban Development. Typical industries that are eligible under this program include:

  • Manufacturers
  • Warehouses and distribution centers
  • Research and development facilities
  • Telecommunications and data processing facilities
  • National or regional headquarters

Municipalities and counties must apply on behalf of industry based on the public infrastructure needs of the project. The Community Development Block Grant Program (Economic Development) provides for a maximum grant amount per project of $20,000 per job or up to $2,500,000


All federally funded projects must meet federal audit requirements. For more information please select audits PDF icon.


Economic Development Proposal Word icon
2014 Economic Development Public Improvement Application Word icon
Engineering Report Word icon
Funding Certification Form Word icon
Job Creation Assessment Word icon
Project Information Package  Word icon
Sample Memorandum of Agreement 2014  Word icon
MDOH Transmittal Form PDF icon
Viability Application Word icon

Budget Summary Excel icon
Engineering Fee Schedule Guide Excel icon
Quarterly Jobs Report Excel icon
Company Financial Information
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Economic Development Closeout Package Excel icon
In-Kind Schedule Excel icon
Request for Cash Excel icon
Source and Use of Funds Disbursement Excel icon
Water Viability Finance Spreadsheet Excel icon

2014 CDBG Application Notebook PDF icon
CDBG or HOME Project Sign
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HUD Section 3 Reporting Form #60002 PDF icon
2014 HUD Income Limits PDF icon


Federal Funded Projects Compliance Guidance and Forms

Upon review, Community Services Division will make a decision whether or not to invite an application. Only invited applications will be considered due to the limited amount of funds available. The letter inviting an application will state the amount of funds that may be requested.

2014 CDBG Application Manual