Community Development Block Grant - Emergency

This program provides assistance to communities to address conditions that pose a serious and immediate threat to the health and welfare of the community. The need must be a serious threat to health or safety, be immediate, have developed or greatly intensified within the past 18 months, and be unique in relation to the problem not existing in all other communities within the state.

Applications accepted year-round.
Eligibility requirements: 

Eligibility criteria: 

  • To alleviate existing conditions which pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community.
  • Activities which are of recent origin or which recently became urgent.
  • The recipient is unable to finance the activity on its own.
  • Other sources of funding, State or Federal, are not immediately available.
  • A condition will generally be considered to be of recent origin if it developed and became critical within 18 months preceding the certification by recipient.

Program benefits/eligible uses: 
Eligible activities necessary to alleviate the condition causing the serious and immediate threat to the health and welfare of the community.

Funding limits: 
The maximum amount is a total of $500,000. 

Application approval procedure: 

  • Contact CDBG staff for application documents. Applications taken on as-needed basis but consultation with CDBG staff is necessary.
  • Applications are rated on a point scale based on the need, project impact, local effort and past efforts.
  • Applications must provide evidence of the ability to adequately operate and maintain the facility fo the purpose intended.

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