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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

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City of Frederick

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03/21/22 3:00 PM


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Grants to Maryland nonprofit organizations and government agencies for projects to benefit low- and moderate-income residents in eligible regions. Funding may be used for economic development, public service projects, and capital projects. Eligible projects must benefit the residents of Frederick.

As an entitlement community, The City of Frederick receives a Community Development Block Grant annually from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to carry out a wide range of community development activities directed toward revitalizing neighborhoods, increasing economic development opportunities, and providing improved community facilities and services.

This year, the City of Frederick will look to the many concerned citizens and community organizations to help identify programs and projects for CDBG funding to meet these goals. In addition, the City of Frederick will continue with several of its own programs and funding priorities.

HUD regulations for the use of CDBG funds are very specific. It is the responsibility of the City to ensure that each activity approved for funding meets one of HUD’s national objectives and is included in the list of activities eligible for funding. The City of Frederick has used all of its CDBG funds for projects and activities that meet the first national objective of benefitting low and moderate income persons.

  • Benefit Low and Moderate Income Persons (LMI)
  • Aid in the Prevention or Elimination of Slums or Blight (SB/A/S/R)
  • Meet Other Urgent Community Development Needs (URG)

HUD regulations also specify categories of activities that are eligible for CDBG funding. These fall into one of three general categories:

  • Public Services (e.g. education and recreation programs, public safety services, services for senior citizens and homeless persons, housing-related supportive services, employment, positive youth development, mental health, welfare or recreation);
  • Capital Projects (e.g., construction, rehabilitation, acquisition, demolition, clearance, etc);
  • Economic Development (assistance to profit-motivated businesses to carry out economic development and job creation and retention activities).

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GrantWatch ID#: 148848

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Only nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply for public service grants. Nonprofits must be incorporated under state law, and they must have a 501(c)(3) or similar designation from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. For-profit entities are not eligible to receive public service grants. Corporations must have, and document, a status of “good standing” in the state in which they are chartered.

Governmental and quasi-governmental agencies, including City agencies, may apply for public service grants. However, these agencies are strongly encouraged to apply in partnership with a local nonprofit organization.

Ineligible activities:
1. Buildings or portions thereof used for the general conduct of government.
2. General government expenses.
3. Political activities. CDBG funds shall not be used to finance the use of facilities or equipment for political purposes or to engage in other partisan political activities, such as candidate forums, voter transportation, or voter registration.
4. The purchase of equipment with CDBG funds is generally ineligible.
5. Construction equipment is generally ineligible.
6. The purchase of equipment, fixtures, motor vehicles, furnishing, or other property not an integral structural fixture is generally ineligible.
7. Expenses associated with repairing, operating or maintaining public facilities, improvement and services is ineligible. Examples include: maintenance and repair of publicly owned streets, parks, playgrounds, water and sewer facilities, neighborhood facilities, senior centers, centers for persons with disabilities, parking and other public facilities and improvements; payment of salaries for staff, utility costs and similar expenses necessary for the operation of public works and facilities.
8. New construction of low or moderate-income housing is generally ineligible except under certain circumstances as outlined under Section 570.207(b)(3) of the CDBG regulations.
9. CDBG funds shall not be used for income payments. Income payments means: a series of subsistence-type grant payments made to an individual or family for items such as food, clothing, housing (rent or mortgage) or utilities, but excludes emergency grant payments made over a period of up to three consecutive months on behalf of an individual or family.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due by 3:00 p.m. on Monday, March 21, 2022.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Applications are due to:
City of Frederick
100 South Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701

If you have any questions or would like guidance in completing this application, please contact Ms. Megan Shanholtz, Grants Manager at (301) 600-2842, or via email at

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