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    Community Development Block Grant

    Montgomery County annually receives Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The primary objective of the CDBG Program, as set forth by Congress is "the development of viable urban communities, by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate income." Federal regulations define persons who are low and moderate-income as households earning under  80% of the area median income, as determined by HUD, adjusted by household size.

    Montgomery County administers CDBG funds on behalf of all Montgomery County communities, excluding the cities of Dayton and Kettering. The Countywide Citizens Advisory Committee and the Community Development Advisory Committee are comprised of officials and volunteers representing participating jurisdictions and provide guidance to Montgomery County regarding CDBG funding and program guidelines decisions.

    General Program Guidelines and Eligibility

    Eligible Applicants

    The following types of organizations are eligible to apply for CDBG funds:

    •  Units of general purpose government for "balance of County" villages, municipalities, and townships
    •  Private, non-profit organizations, small business investment corporations, or community development corporations, with specific community development and/or housing programs
    •  Institutions of higher education
    •  Public Housing Authorities

    Eligible Projects

    CDBG projects must meet one of three national objectives established for the Community Development Block Grant Program:

    •  National Objective #1: Activities Benefiting Low- and Moderate-Income Persons
    •  National Objective #2: Activities Which Aid in the Prevention or Elimination of Slums or Blight
    •  National Objective #3: Activities Designed to Meet Community Development Needs Having a Particular Urgency

    Federal regulations restrict the amount of CDBG funds that may be used for human services. Consequently, the majority of CDBG funds are used for capital projects, housing repair, and economic development. Capital projects involve the acquisition and/or improvement of real property. CDBG funds may be used for acquisition of land and buildings as well as for design, engineering, permits and construction costs. Funds may also be used for related project costs such as property appraisal, property surveys, closing costs, legal fees, demolition, hazardous materials abatement, landscaping, project management and relocation assistance for households or businesses displaced temporarily or permanently by a CDBG-assisted project.


    2015 Application and Guidelines




    Montgomery County Seeks Housing Input
    To comply with HUD requirements to identify and mitigate unfair and discriminatory housing practices, Montgomery County and the cities of Dayton and Kettering are conducting a community survey for anyone who has sought housing (ownership or rental) within the last four years. The survey is at mvfairhousing.com/fhsurvey.  Read More...
    Housing Survey Online
    To comply with HUD requirements to identify fair housing impediments and create action plans to address them, Montgomery County and the cities of Dayton and Kettering are conducting a public survey of the experiences of those who have sought housing (rental or ownership) within Montgomery County (regardless of what city or township). Click the link above to take the survey.