If you are a current Subrecipient access the Subrecipient Portal here.

What is the Community Block Development Grant (CDBG)?

The CDBG program works to ensure decent affordable housing, to provide services to the most vulnerable in our communities, and to create jobs through the expansion and retention of businesses. CDBG is an important tool for helping local governments tackle serious challenges facing their communities. The CDBG program has made a difference in the lives of millions of people and their communities across the Nation.

The annual CDBG appropriation is allocated between States and local jurisdictions called “non-entitlement” and “entitlement” communities respectively. Entitlement communities are comprised of central cities of Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs); metropolitan cities with populations of at least 50,000; and qualified urban counties with a population of 200,000 or more (excluding the populations of entitlement cities). States distribute CDBG funds to non-entitlement localities not qualified as entitlement communities.

HUD determines the amount of each grant by using a formula comprised of several measures of community need, including the extent of poverty, population, housing overcrowding, age of housing, and population growth lag in relationship to other metropolitan areas.

Over a 1, 2, or 3-year period, as selected by the grantee, not less than 70 percent of CDBG funds must be used for activities that benefit low- and moderate-income persons. In addition, each activity must meet one of the following national objectives for the program: benefit low- and moderate-income persons, prevention or elimination of slums or blight, or address community development needs having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community for which other funding is not available.

Public Services

A public service is a service intended to serve all member of a community. CDBG can be used towards public services that serve the low- and moderate-income community in Brockton.

Public Facilities

A public facility is a facility used to perform a public service. CDBG can be used towards public facility projects to improve access to public services that serve the low- and moderate-income community in Brockton.

CDBG Subrecipients

What is a subrecipient?

Subrecipients are entities that are provided CDBG funds by a grantee for their use in carrying out agreed-upon, eligible activities.

A subrecipient can be designated by the grantee but contractors must be selected through a competitive procurement process. Other than rules relating to bonding, insurance, prevailing wages and other such provisions, most of the standard Federal administrative and monitoring requirements (described in 24 CFR Parts 84 and 85, as applicable) do not apply to contractors, once the procurement process is complete. Those regulations, however, must be followed, as applicable, by all subrecipients.

How do you become a subrecipient?

The Brockton Redevelopment Authority announces a Request for Proposal once a year on our Public Notices and Bids page. Be sure to subscribe below so you don’t miss any important announcements.

If you are a current Subrecipient, please click here to access the CDBG Subrecipient Portal.

FY22 CDBG RFP Application



and applications were due by

Sunday April 3, 2022 at 11:59pm.


Relevant Documents

  • FY20-2022 Con Plan – The Con Plan provides Brockton residents and others in the community the opportunity to weigh-in on eligible activities recommended by BRA staff based upon needs research.
  • FY2021 Annual Action Plan – An Annual Action Plan describes how objectives of the Con Plan will be carried out.
  • FY2020 CAPER (To be Published Soon!) – The BRA staff prepares a report on a yearly basis for HUD and the public outlining how well objectives have been met. The Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report is referred to as the CAPER.
  • FY2021 CDBG RFP – The proposal period for the FY21 has now been closed. Feel free to review the application in preparation for the next round of funding.
  • FY2021 CDBG Application Workshop – This workshop was hosted by the BRA in preparation for the FY2021 CDBG funding cycle. If you are planning on applying in the future, please take some time to review this resource.

Helpful Resources Outside of the BRA

  • NonprofitReady – A learning platform created to support nonprofit professionals and organizations by providing access to free sector-specific learning so that they have the knowledge and resources to create transformative impact in their own communities.
  • National Council of Nonprofits – The National Council of Nonprofits, the nation’s largest network of nonprofits, provides expert insight on key issues relevant to nonprofits and the communities they serve.
  • Grants.gov – The government website where federal agencies post discretionary funding opportunities and grantees find and apply for them.
  • Google Ad Grants – Each qualifying nonprofit has access to up to $10,000 per month in search ads shown on Google.com.
  • Harvard University – Harvard University offers hundreds of free courses that develop your staff’s skills as well as increase your organization’s capacity.
  • LinkedIn for Nonprofits – Use this resource as tool for hiring, marketing, fundraising and learning & development.
  • Taproot Foundation – The Taproot Foundation is a 501 nonprofit organization that engages design, marketing, IT, strategic management, and human resources professionals in pro bono service projects to build the infrastructure of other nonprofit organizations.
  • AmazonSmile – Use AmazonSmile to generate donations and encourage your supporters to donate to your organization.

Questions & Answers

Do you have a general question regarding Public Services and Public Facilities? Please submit your questions below. General responses will be posted online as soon as the answer is available.