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


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 Infrastructure

Eligible Purpose Detail:

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