Community Development Block Grant – Cares (CDBG-CV)


Community Development Block Grant – CARES (CDBG-CV) – The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act of 2020 (CARES Act) provided for a supplemental appropriation of Community Development Block Grants as authorized by the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 as amended. Grants and technical assistance for eligible municipalities as identified under Pennsylvania Act 179 of 1984 as amended, for any eligible community development activities for COVID-19 relief related activities that prevent, prepare for and respond to the coronavirus.

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The CDBG-CV programmatic requirements mirror those of the CDBG program unless specifically identified.

Housing rehabilitation, public services, community facilities, infrastructure improvement, development and planning that prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus.


Two components:

  • Entitlement program which provides annual funding to designated municipalities
  • Competitive program is available to all municipalities that are not direct federal recipients of CDBG funds and state Act 179 entitlement municipalities with a population less than 10,000


Entitlement funding is set by Act 179 formula. Competitive Program has no minimum or maximum request.


Seventy percent of each entitlement grant must be used for activities that benefit low- and moderate-income persons. Refer to program guidelines.

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