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. 

Applications are accepted for the following CDBG programs as provided below:

Residential Paint Program

 Provides assistance for exterior painting improvements for eligible homeowners. 

Download Application | Open until funds expended

First Time Home Buyers Program

Provides 5-year forgivable loans to eligible residents that can be used for down payment and/or closing assistance.

First Time Home Buyers Program Policy

Download Application | Open until funds expended 

HUD Approved Educators

Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program

Provides assistance for eligible homeowners to complete minor home repairs.

Download Application | Open until funds expended

Post Secondary Educational & Vocational Scholarship Application

Provides reimbursement for qualified expenses to eligible residents enrolled in community college, university or vocational programs. 

Download Application | 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.

Applications not currently being accepted

Contact Us

If you have questions about the city’s CDBG funding or program activities, please contact the Community Development Division at