CDBG Activities

Demolition and Clearance Program

CDBG funds are used to to demolish and clear substandard structures to prevent or eliminate slums or blight.  Vacant, substandard structures pose a risk to health and safety.  There are approximately 2,000 substandard structures in the city limits that need to be demolished.  The clearance of these lots not only addresses the problem of slums and blight, but also provides vacant lots that can be utilized for new homes and enhance the living environment.

Park and Infrastructure Improvements

CDBG funds are used to improve parks and infrastructure in low income neighborhoods.  Improvements may include, but are not limited to, streets, sidewalks, curbs, gutters, driveway approaches, alleys, pedestrian crossings, and street lights.

Youth Services

CDBG funds support programs that benefit youth from low income households.

Homeless Prevention and Intervention

CDBG funds support programs that provide services to homeless individuals and individuals in danger of becoming homeless. These programs may include, but are not limited to, providing food, shelter, and emergency aid; serving victims of domestic violence and individuals struggling with addiction; and assisting individuals who were incarcerated or have aged out of foster care.

Mental Health Services

CDBG funds are used to provide counseling services for residents experiencing family dysfunction, alcohol and substance abuse, domestic violence, sexual abuse, or other mental health issues.

Public Housing Safety

CDBG funds are used to support activities that address the problems of drug abuse and associated crime in public housing.

Program Administration

The City will use the CDBG administrative funds for personnel and support of all phases of the application process, environmental reviews, fair labor standards compliance issues, grant management and reporting, preparation and execution of the Annual Action Plan and Consolidated Plan, and compliance with requirements of the CDBG program.