The federally funded Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program provides funding to communities to help them ensure basic community services, environmental quality and economic opportunities for their residents. The program's objective is to stimulate job creation in the communities. Projects must meet at least one of the following national objectives to be considered for CDBG
-Benefit persons of low- and moderate income
-Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight
-Meet urgent needs because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community and other financial resources are not available to meet such needs
CDBG Public Facilities grants are typically made available annually on a competitive basis. However, some
Public Facilities projects falling under the CDBG Program’s stringent urgent needs/emergencies national
objective may be eligible to receive emergency funding. Projects funded under this objective must prove a
particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community and must meet other criteria, including requirements relating to the date of occurrence of the emergency condition.
Eligible Recipients Detail:
Municipalities and counties not eligible for HUD CDBG Entitlement Programs.
Building Connectivity; Anchor Institution Connectivity; Last Mile Connectivity; General Infrastructure (Attached to Job Creation); Broadband Enabled Devices (General)
Eligible Purpose Detail:
Mississippi’s CDBG Public Facilities Program provides municipalities and counties funding for public infrastructure needs. Eligible CDBG Public Facilities projects include improvements to water, wastewater and drainage systems, streets and certain public buildings.