CDBG Application Process

Pre-Application Meeting

The CDBG pre-application meeting for 2018-2019 CDBG grant funds was held on Tuesday, October 3rd at 5:30pm, room 24 of City Hall. This meeting was mandatory for any organization or City Department that will be applying for CDBG funds. Click here for the slides from the pre-application meeting.  

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 Kristin Styles at 207-874-8731 or kms@portlandmaine.gov

CDBG Application Dates

October 2, 2017
2018-2019 CDBG applications are released
October 3, 2017
5:30pm
Room 24 (Basement) City Hall

Mandatory CDBG Applicant's Meeting
Any organization wishing to apply for 2017-2018 CDBG funding must send a minimum of one representative to this meeting.
Slideshow from 2016 Mandatory Applicant's Meeting
November 13, 2017 All applications are due by 2:00pm
February, 2018 CDBG Allocation Committee's recommendations are released
February, 2018 Exact appeals date will be set in February. All appeals must be filed with the City Manager's office.
March, 2018 City Manager will release his CDBG recommendations
March/April 2018
Council Chambers
Council Meeting 1 - public comment will be taken at this meeting. All applicants are encouraged to attend.
March/April 2018
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.