The 2021-2022 CDBG Mandatory Applicant Webinar will be held virtually on November 10th, 2020 at 5:30pm. Prior registration is required. At least one member/representative of your organization must attend the mandatory applicant meeting to submit a 2021-2022 CDBG application.  

Click here to register for the 2021-2020 CDBG Mandatory Applicant Webinar

To request translation services or reasonable accommodations please contact Kelley Walsh, HCD Program Manager at or 207-874-8731. 

About Community Development Block Grants

The City of Portland, Maine is an Entitlement Community for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the federal Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD).

The goal of the CDBG program is to develop strong communities by ensuring decent affordable housing, providing services to the most vulnerable, and expanding economic opportunities for low and moderate income persons.

The program achieves this goal through the development of partnerships between government, businesses, and non-profit organizations.

Goals and Priorities

The City will prioritizes the following categories of projects/programs in its funding decisions:
  • Neighborhood Investment and Infrastructure: Create strong, safe, accessible and vibrant neighborhoods
  • Housing Availability: Increase housing availability and affordability
  • Economic Opportunity: Create economic opportunities to transition people out of poverty
  • Address the Needs of the Growing Homeless Population: Prevent and reduce homelessness
A full description of the new Community Development Policy Goals and Priorities can be found in the Needs-Goals-Priorities Table

Final Allocations

2020-2021 CDBG Allocation
2019-2020 CDBG Allocation
View All Final Allocations

History of CDBG Priorities & Process