WHAT IS THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG)?
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.