CDBG Information
CDBG Information


Draft FY 2014 CDBG Action Plan pdf format of    draftfty2014cdbgactionplan.pdf

FY 2014 CDBG Application Training presentation pdf format of    fy2014cdbgtrainingpresentation.pdf  file size 3MB

CDBG FY 2014 Application Training pdf format of    CDBG FY 2014 Application Training

Public Information Session - FY 14 CDBG Proposed Changes - October 25, 2013 pdf format of    Information Session - CDBG FY 14 Proposed Changes

FY 2014 CDBG One Year Action Plan - proposed changes pdf format of    FY 2014 CDBG One Year Action Plan - changes

Program Description

Massachusetts Community Development Block Grant Program is a federally funded, competitive grant program designed to help small cities and towns meet a broad range of community development needs. Assistance is provided to qualifying cities and towns for housing, community, and economic development projects that assist low and moderate-income residents, or by revitalizing areas of slum or blight.

CDF I is for communities with high statistical indication of need.

CDF II is for communities that are not eligible for CDF I due to lower statistical need.

Mini-Entitlement is for communities that are designated by DHCD to receive an allocation of funds due to their high statistical indication of need, poverty rate and size.

Eligible Applicants

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.

Eligible Activities

Eligible CDBG projects include but are not limited to housing rehabilitation or development, micro-enterprise or other business assistance, infrastructure, community/public facilities, public social services, planning, removal of architectural barriers to allow access by persons with disabilities, and downtown or area revitalization.

Applications can be submitted by individual communities or regionally by multiple communities with one lead community.

How to Apply

FY 2014 CDBG Application: This Application Guidance package explains how to apply to the Community Development Funds I and II, and Mini-Entitlement Program, including information on what to submit, deadlines, special eligibility standards, and the application review processes. The CDBG online application and grant management system can be accessed in the OnLine Business section. First-time users need to contact the CDBG staff at DHCD (617-573-1100) prior to using the online system. Applications are accepted once per year for an 18-month project cycle.

Funding Limits

Funding limits for all CDBG components are outlined in the One Year Plan.


FY 2014 Information

CDBG 2014 On-Line Application 

FY13 HUD Annual Action Plan  pdf format of    FY13 HUD Annual Action Plan   file size 1MB

FY 2014 CWN Indicators doc format of    cwn-indicators.doc

FY 2014 CWN Scores xls format of    cwn-scores.xls

FY 2014 CWN Scores For Printing xls format of    cwn-scoresforprinting.xls

CDBG FY2014 Application Guidance pdf format of    cdbg-fy2014-appguidance.pdf

Appendix A doc format of    app-a.doc
Appendix B doc format of    app-b.doc
Appendix C doc format of    app-c.doc
Appendix D E doc format of    app-d-e.doc
Appendix F doc format of    app-f.doc
Appendix G doc format of    app-g.doc
Appendix H doc format of    app-h.doc
Appendix I doc format of    app-i.doc
Appendix J doc format of    app-j.doc
Appendix K doc format of    app-k.doc
Appendix L doc format of    app-l.doc


Additional Program Information

Commercial Rehabilitation Guide doc format of    commercialrehabguide.doc

HUD Guidebook to State CDBG Programs

HUD Income Limits

HUD Income Limit Area Definitions doc format of    hud_income_def.doc

CDBG Affordable Rent Schedule pdf format of    cdbg_aff_rent.pdf

Procurement of Services from CDCs doc format of    procurementmemo.doc

Conflict of Interest Informational Memo pdf format of    conflictofinterest.pdf

Procurement of a Social Services pdf format of    socialservices.pdf

Environmental Review

Statutory Checklist Guide htm format of    statutorychecklistguide.htm

Environmental Assessment Checklist xls format of    eac.xls

Statutory Checklist doc format of    statutorychecklist.doc


Additional Reference Material

Designing and Constructing Public Facilities pdf format of    designmanual.pdf  file size 1MB

Chapter 30B Procurement Manual pdf format of    30bmanual.pdf


Fiscal Reporting Forms

Appendix 2 Chapter 5 Monitoring Forms doc format of    cdbg_monitoring.doc

Budget and Program Revision Forms doc format of    budget_program.doc