The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program provides grant funds to non-profit 501(c)3 agencies and community organizations to be used for activities and projects benefiting low and moderate-income persons.
Applicants must be a certified 501(c)3 organization to apply. Only one application per organization will be accepted.
All activities must meet all CDBG guidelines and regulations established by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and other local restrictions. Programs and activities must benefit low to moderate income individuals and families within the city of Burlington. While churches may use CDBG funds to sponsor eligible community activities, the activities may not be religious in nature, directly or indirectly, or be limited to or predominantly for members of specific churches. Eligible Projects
Activities for Seniors (delivery of nutritious meals, health and safety, group activities to help them maintain cognition and connection to their communities)
Adult Literacy Programs
After-School and Summer Academic Enrichment programs for youth
Crime and Public Safety
Health and Wellness Fairs to raise awareness of chronic health conditions within minority populations
Job Readiness and employment skill enhancement
Neighborhood and Housing Improvement
Neighborhood Organizing and Organizational Development
Program delivery for Homeless individuals and families
Purchase of Food and Supplies for local Food Banks
Substance and Alcohol Abuse Prevention, Counseling and Treatment