Funded by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a federally-funded grant assistance program that is administered at the state level by Kentucky's Department for Local Government. The purpose of the program is to provide funding to cities and counties for community projects, housing, infrastructure, and economic development. CDBG funds have been used throughout the district for everything from the construction of senior citizen centers and water and sewer plants to water and sewer line development, housing rehabilitation, and economic development.
LCADD's Community and Economic Development Department staff are readily available to meet with communities interested in participating in the CDBG program to explain program regulations, discuss application filing procedures, and assist in preparing CDBG applications. Staff can also help communities meet citizen participation goals, fulfill environmental regulations, obtain project cost estimates, and perform any other activity required by the CDBG program.