2022 CDBG PUBLIC SERVICES APPLICATION CYCLE
PUBLIC SERVICES ACTIVITIES
The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. The CDBG Program provides annual grants on a formula basis to Entitlement Communities as a means to support viable communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and opportunities to expand economic opportunities, principally for low-and moderate-income persons.
The CDBG Program has three national objectives:
- Provide a direct benefit(s) to low to moderate income households
- Prevent or eliminate slum or blight
- Address an urgent need or problem within the community
Annually, the Cobb County CDBG Program Office requests proposals from local non-profit organizations and government entities to carry out eligible activities in the County. This funding application is for the period beginning January 1, 2022, through December 31, 2022.
A Selection Committee will review all applications for compliance with requirements and make funding recommendations to the Chairman and Cobb County Board of Commissioners (BOC). Recommendations for grant awards will be provided to the Chairman and BOC during the month of November 2021.
Common CDBG Public Services activities (list not all inclusive):
- Job Training
- Child Care
- Health Care
- Fair Housing Outreach
- Services for Seniors and Homeless Persons
- Recreational and Educational Programs
In order for a project or program to qualify for CDBG funds, 51% of the program beneficiaries must be low- to moderate-income as defined by HUD. The following table reflects the current HUD income limits for one- to eight person households who earn at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI) for Cobb County, Georgia.
CDBG MAXIMUM HOUSEHOLD INCOME LIMITS
2020 CDBG INCOME
Very Low Income 50%
Low Income 80%
Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) https://www.hudexchange.info/
CDBG QUALIFYING CRITERIA
The criteria for how a public service activity benefits low and moderate income (L/M) persons are categorized as follows:
Activities serving an L/M Income LimitedClientele, which provides benefits to a specific group of persons or at least 51% of the beneficiaries served through the activity, must be L/M income persons.