Narrowing the Digital Divide Through Installation of Broadband Infrastructure in HUD-Funded New Construction and Substantial Rehabilitation of Multifamily Rental Housing

Department of Housing and Urban Development, Community Planning and Development Office

Summary:

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program provides annual grants on a formula basis to states, cities, and counties to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons. It authorizes a variety of funding programs to States and Entitlement Areas.

This regulation requires both direct and ultimate recipients of HUD CDBG funding to install broadband-enabled infrastructure when constructing or renovating multi-family housing projects.

Eligible Recipients:

Local Government

Eligible Recipients Detail:

Funds are allocated as a formula-block grant to states, or grantees can apply for CDBG as an Entitlement Community. Apply for CDBG funds through your state if not an Entitlement Community.

Eligible Purpose:

Building Connectivity

Eligible Purpose Detail:

This regulation pertains to HUD-funded multi-family housing projects.