(April 22-26) In celebration of National Community Development Week April 22 - 26, 2019, the City of Portland and its partner organizations invite the media and public to attend a series of site tours around Portland. The tours will offer an inside look into the partner organization’s operations, highlighting the positive impacts of federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME funds in the Portland community. 

CD Week also provides a chance for the public to learn more about local priorities and how these funds are utilized to address goals such as providing safe and affordable housing, economic opportunities, and services to prevent and reduce homelessness. This is also a great time for Portland residents to voice their feedback about local funding priorities and where they see a need for community building. 

We hope you will join us and recognizing the many contributions that local agencies are making in our community, and invite you to attend any of the events. 

Click here for a Schedule of Events

RSVP to Site Tours

(2/15/19) The CDBG Allocation Committee has finalized their 2019-20 funding recommendations and are now available. The Committee's recommendation letter will be posted March 1st. The letter will provide an overview about their recommendations and review process this year. 

Applicants have until February 25th 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 and recommendation letter: 
1) Program Year 2019-20 CDBG Allocation Committee Funding Recommendation Scores
2) Program Year 2019-20 CDBG Allocation Committee Funding Recommendation Letter to City Manager

(3/8/19) The City Manager has finalized his 2019-20 funding recommendations and are now available. The Council will review the recommendations and take public comment at two meetings
March 18, Council Chambers at 5:30 
April 22, Council Chambers at 5:30 
Please see the following link to view the recommendations 
City Manager's 2019-2020 CDBG Allocation Recommendations

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

CDBG 2018-2019 Allocations
View All Final Allocations

History of CDBG Priorities & Process