Consistent with HUD guidance for distributing the funds, DHCD will make grants to communities for proposed infrastructure and public facilities projects that could not be funded under the Commonwealth's FY2008 CDBG program. In addition, approximately 25 percent of the project funds will be awarded to communities for public housing modernization projects.
CDBG-R projects must be consistent with the goals and requirements of ARRA as contained in HUD's May 4, 2009 Notice regarding the CDBG-R program. DHCD focused on infrastructure improvements, job creation, readiness to proceed and assisting low and moderate income populations most affected by the recession in the development of the proposed list of projects.
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG-R); Substantial Amendment to the Fiscal Year 2008, CDBG One-Year Action Plan