The CDBG Program is authorized by Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, and provides annual grants on a formula basis to entitled metropolitan cities and urban counties to implement a wide variety of community and economic development activities directed toward neighborhood revitalization, economic development and the provision of improved community facilities and services. CDBG activities are initiated and developed at the local level based upon a community’s perception of its local needs, priorities, and benefits to the community. Each entitlement grantee receiving CDBG funds is free to determine what activities it will fund as long as certain requirements are met. These requirements include that each activity is eligible and meets one of the following national objectives:
benefit to persons of low and moderate income,
aid in the prevention or elimination of slums and blight,
meet other community development needs of a particular urgency.
These guidelines have been developed to provide citizens and prospective and current subrecipients with information on how the City of Salisbury Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is administered.