Definitions for "CDBG"
Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 replaced eight former categorical grant and loan programs with a system of unified block grants, under which communities of over 50,000 people are entitled to receive funding directly from HUD, while other communities may apply for discretionary funding. Its purpose is to encourage more broadly conceived community development projects and expand housing opportunities for low- and moderate-income persons. A program under which Federal dollars are distributed to local jurisdictions to support commercial, industrial, infrastructure and housing development.
Authorized by the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 replacing several community development categorical grant programs. CDBG provides eligible metropolitan cities and urban counties (called "entitlement communities") with annual direct grants that they can use to revitalize neighborhoods, expand affordable housing and economic opportunities, and/or improve community facilities and services, principally to benefit low- and moderate-income persons.
Federal grant funds distributed from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that are passed through to the City from the Orange County Environmental Management Agency. The City primarily uses these funds for housing rehabilitation, public improvements, and local social programs.