The overall mission of the State of Alaska CDBG Program is to enhance the quality of life for low and moderate-income residents, particularly in rural Alaska.
The following objectives guide the distribution and use of funds:
The State of Alaska CDBG Program may be used to fund projects in three categories: Community Development, Planning, and Special Economic Development.
Community Development grant funds may be used for public facilities, transportation improvements, access to public facilities and structures, real property, and fire protection facilities and equipment. For additional information about this funding category, see: https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/Portals/4/pub/CDBG/CDBG%20FFY2023/FFY%202023%20CDBG%20Application%20Handbook%20Instructions.pdf#page=8
Planning Grants may be used for:
“Special Economic Development,” as used in the CDBG Program, must meet the criteria found at: https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/Portals/4/pub/CDBG/CDBG%20FFY2023/FFY%202023%20CDBG%20Application%20Handbook%20Instructions.pdf#page=9
Applicants applying under the Special Economic Development Projects category must document in their application that the project provides a public benefit using the following criteria:
Estimated Total Program Funding: