CDBG Application Process

Pre-Application Meeting

The CDBG pre-application meeting for 2019-2020 CDBG grant funds will be held on Tuesday, October 9th at 5:30pm, room 24 of City Hall. This meeting is mandatory for any organization or City Department that will be applying for CDBG funds. Click here for the pre-application meeting presentation slides.  

Community Development Block Grant Program 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.

If you have questions, please contact Amanda Methot at 207-874-8731 or amethot@portlandmaine.gov


2019-2020 CDBG Social Service Application


  1) Social Service CDBG Application 2019-20
  2) Social Service CDBG Application Budget 2019-20

2019-2020 CDBG Construction ONLY Application


1) Construction CDBG Application 2019-20
2) Construction CDBG Application Budget 2019-20

2019-2020 CDBG Development Activities & Economic Development Application


1) DA & ED CDBG Application 2019-20
2) DA & ED CDBG Application Budget 2019-20

CDBG Application Dates

October 10, 2018
2019-2020 CDBG applications are released
October 9, 2018
5:30pm
Room 24 (Basement) City Hall

Mandatory CDBG Applicant's Meeting
Any organization wishing to apply for 2019-2020 CDBG funding must send a minimum of one representative to this meeting.
2018 CDBG Slideshow
November 13, 2018 All applications are due by 4:00pm
February, 2019 CDBG Allocation Committee's recommendations are released
February, 2019 Exact appeals date will be set in February. All appeals must be filed with the City Manager's office.
March, 2019 City Manager will release his CDBG recommendations
March/April 2019
Council Chambers
Council Meeting 1 - public comment will be taken at this meeting. All applicants are encouraged to attend.
March/April 2019
Council Chambers
Council Meeting 2 - public comment will be taken at this meeting. All applicants are encouraged to attend. The City Council will vote on the final CDBG funding recommendations.