Cobb County Government

What is CDBG?

The Community Development Block Grant [CDBG] Program is a flexible, income-driven program that provides states and local governments with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. Since 1974, the CDBG program is arguably the most successful domestic federal program ever initiated by Congress and is one of the longest continuously run programs at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD]. The CDBG program provides annual grants on a formula basis to over one thousand local governments and States. The overarching goal of the CDBG program is to develop viable communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and to expand economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons.