The City of Lowell's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program provides Federal funding to activities or projects that benefit low to moderate-income households at or below 80% of the area median income.
The goals of the program are to:
The City of Lowell receives an annual CDBG Entitlement Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Activities that receive CDBG funding must meet two criteria:
- Be eligible within the program regulations published in the Code of Federal Regulations as 24 CFR Part 570
- Meet one of three National Objectives of the program established by Congress, which require that activities must: Provide a benefit to low and moderate income persons; Prevent or eliminate slum and blight; OR Meet an urgent community need that threatens the health or welfare of residents.