(10/9/18) CDBG Applications for Program Year 2019-20 are now available here

 April 2-6 is National Community Development Week. Click here to learn more about CDBG and HOME projects in Portland. 

Revised (3/16/18) The City Manager has released his recommendations for the 2018-2019 CDBG funding cycle. Please see the following link: 
City Manager Recommendation Letter to the City Council 

(2/13/18) The CDBG Allocation Committee's letter to the City Manager is now posted and available. The recommendation letter provides an overview about the Committee's review process, scores, and recommendations. Please see the following link:
CDBG Allocation Committee Recommendation Letter to the City Manager

 (2/7/18) The CDBG Allocation Committee has finalized their 2018-19 funding recommendations and are now available. The Committee's recommendation letter will be posted February 13th. The letter will provide an overview about their recommendations and review process this year.

Applicants have until February 20th to submit any written appeals based on factual error that was made and that, if corrected, would result in a grant award or a higher award. Appeals shall be filed in the: Office of the City Manager, Portland City Hall, 389 Congress Street, Portland, ME.

Please see the following link to view the scores: 
Program Year 2018-19 CDBG Allocation Committee Funding Recommendation Scores

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

Final 2017-2018 Allocations
View All Final Allocations

History of CDBG Priorities & Process