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.


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 

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)