CDBG Application Process

In order to receive funds from the city's block grant program, applicants must demonstrate a given project or program's conformance with the eligibility requirements mandated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Programs providing an area-wide benefit must be located in one of the city's eligible areas. Programs providing direct-benefit services to recipients, 51% or more of which are Portland residents from households of low to moderate income, may also qualify for funding.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM APPLICATION PROCESS



The 2021-2022 CDBG Mandatory Applicant Meeting was held virtually on November 10th, 2020 at 5:30pm.  At least one member/representative of your organization must have attended the mandatory applicant meeting to submit a 2021-2022 CDBG application.  

2021-2022 Applications were released November 11, 2020 and are due by 4pm on Friday, December 11, 2020. Applications must be submitted electronically to Kelley Walsh, HCD Program Manager, at kwalsh@portlandmaine.gov 

Applications are reviewed and scored by the Annual CDBG Allocation Committee.  Funding recommendations will be released in March/April of 2021. 

There are three applications available for the 2021-2022 funding cycle: Social Services, Development Activities/Economic Development, and Construction. New applicants are strongly encouraged to meet with program staff ahead of submitting an application. 

2021-2022 CDBG Construction Application (pdf)
2021-2022 CDBG Development/Eco Development Application (pdf)
2021-2022 CDBG Social Services Application (pdf)