Community Development Block Grants
Middleborough is competing with a number of communities in Massachusetts for CDBG funds. For a regional application the maximum amount of funds that a community can be awarded is $1,000,000.
Each application needs to consist of a minimum of two activities to be competitive and again must meet one of the national objectives. The proposed activities must be conducted within a defined target area.
Each CDBG-funded activity must meet at least one of these three national objectives:
- Principally benefit low to moderate income (LMI) persons
- Prevent or eliminate slum and blight or
- Meet other community development needs having a particular urgency (rare to simply address this objective alone)
Eligible CDBG projects include but are not limited to:
- Micro-enterprise or other business assistance
- Public social services
- Removal of architectural barriers to allow access by persons with disabilities
Who Can Apply?
Municipalities with a population of under 50,000 that do not receive CDBG funds directly from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are eligible for CDBG funding. Communities may apply on behalf of a specific developer or property owner.