Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)


Grants and technical assistance for eligible municipalities as identified under Pennsylvania Act 179 of 1984 as amended, for any eligible community development activities.

CDBG Contact List


Housing rehabilitation, public services, community facilities, infrastructure improvement, development and planning.


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 a minimum request of $100,000 and has no ceiling limit.


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

Additional Resources

Community Development Block Grant Fact Sheet

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