Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Administration

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Annual allocations of these federal funds are made to states and large cities. Other cities, towns, and counties may apply for a portion of the state allocation.

The program's primary objective is to benefit persons of low and moderate income. HUD defines moderate income as 80% of an area's median household income. Income limits, adjusted for family size are published annually for Cheshire County, as well as other areas.

Grants are made for projects in the following categories: Housing, Public Facilities, and Economic Development. The NH Office of State Planning (OSP) awards CDBG funds for the first two categories through two application rounds, in January and July. Economic Development applications are accepted throughout the year. Towns with populations of 10,000 or less may apply for up to $350,000 annually. Counties or municipalities with populations greater than 10,000 may apply for up to $500,000.

Commission CDBG Projects: