Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
The Community Development Agency is a
member of the Nassau County Urban Consortium, which is made up
of 34 municipalities including two cities, three towns and 29
villages. The Consortium is an “entitlement community” under
federal law and its members are eligible for grants awarded by
the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under
the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. Community
Development Block Grants enable entitlement community members
In support of its mission and the needs of the local community, Community Development Agency plans, advocates for, and administers Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for:
Improvements to eligible parks, public facilities and/or infrastructure.
services that address the needs of senior citizens, youth and
other low and moderate income persons.
architectural barriers for the handicapped.
Community Development Block Program Grant Eligibility
In order to be eligible for funding, every CDBG activity must meet one of the three national objectives of the Program:
primarily benefit low or moderate income people.
Funds must prevent or eliminate slums or blight.
Funds may be
used to address other community development needs having a
particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious
and immediate threat to the health and welfare of the community
and where other financial resources are not available to meet
Community Development Block Grant Funding Requests
Each year, the Community Development Agency
seeks funding requests which it reviews and evaluates along with
the Community Development Citizen’s Advisory Committee.
The Community Development Citizen’s Advisory Committee’s
members are appointed by the Mayor.
The recommendations of
the Agency and the Advisory Committee are sent to the CDA Board
for approval and an application to fund approved activities is
This process can take up to a year from the time planning begins to the time funding reaches the program. Funding requests are due to the Community Development Agency by January 31 of each year.
All interested parties are encouraged to speak with the Director of Community Development prior to submitting a funding request.