CDBG Programs, Applications & Resources

The city is a participant of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program administered through the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. The city uses this grant to provide assistance for low and moderate income residents through services targeted towards decent housing, a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunity. 

The City’s 2019-2023 Consolidated Plan identifies priority areas for funding to include (1) youth and adult education; (2) child health and welfare services; (3) senior and adult services; (4) disabled population services; and (5) homeless services. 

The 2023 Program Year is now open for applications: 

Residential Paint Program

  • Provides assistance for exterior painting improvements for eligible homeowners. 
  • Download Application (PDF) | Open until funds expended

First Time Home Buyers Program

Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program

Post Secondary Educational & Vocational Scholarship Application

  • Provides reimbursement for qualified expenses to eligible residents enrolled in community college, university or vocational programs. 
  • Download Application (PDF) | Open until funds expended

Public Services

  • Provides assistance for activities within the following priority areas: (a) education of youth and adults; (b) health and welfare services for children; (c) senior/adult services; (d) disabled population services; (e) homeless services.
  • Download Application (PDF) | Extended application deadline: June 28, 2023