Definitions for "Community Development Block Grant"
Federal program administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HUD) that provides grants to revitalize neighborhoods, expand affordable housing and economic opportunities, and/or improve community facilities and services, principally to benefit low- and moderate-income people.
A lump-sum grant to a state or local government from the Department of Housing and Urban Development that may be used for development activities including, in some cases, brownfield revitalization.
Under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, eight former categorical grant and loan programs were replaced by a system of unified block grants under which communities of over 50,000 people are entitled to receive funding 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.