CDBG Application Process

Pre-Application Meeting

The 2020-2021 Pre-application meeting was held in October 2020. 

Please check back soon for information related to the 2021-2022 Pre-Application Meeting. 

Community Development Block Grant Program Application Process

In order to receive funds from the city's block grant program, applicants must demonstrate a given project or program's conformance with the eligibility requirements mandated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Programs providing an area-wide benefit must be located in one of the city's eligible areas. Programs providing direct-benefit services to recipients, 51% or more of which are Portland residents from households of low to moderate income, may also qualify for funding.

If you have questions, please contact Kelley Walsh at 207-874-8731 or

CDBG-CV  Application Dates

May 18th, 2020  Portland City Council approved Order 174-19/20 Accepting and Appropriating Supplemental Community Development Block Grant and Emergency Solutions Grant Funding 
May 22, 2020 CDBG-CV Applications released 
June 5, 2020  CDBG- CV Applications Due 
June 8-12, 2020  CDBG-CV Review Team reviews and scores applications 
June 12, 2020  CDBG-CV Review Team makes final funding recommendations 
TBD City Manager approves allocations