Community Development Block Grant
CDBG funds are awarded to City departments, other public agencies, public and private nonprofit entities and for-profit entities to carry out eligible housing and community development projects within the boundaries of the City of Tyler.
Projects receiving assistance must serve low- and moderate-income persons (generally defined by HUD as members of a family earning no more than 80 percent of the area median income) and/or prevent or eliminate slums and blight.
Activities that benefit low and moderate-income persons can address this objective by:
1. serving low- and moderate-income areas, or
2. serving low- and moderate-income clientele.
An activity to prevent or eliminate slums and blight - generally consists of a project that provides a benefit to the service area and the area must be designated by the City as a slum, blighted or deteriorated area. Activities assisted must address one or more conditions which contributed to the deterioration of the area.
The following is a list of eligible activities within the CDBG program:
· Acquisition of Real Property
· Public Facilities and Improvements
· Clearance and/or Demolition
· Public Services
· Interim Assistance
· Loss of Rental Income
· Privately-Owned Utilities
· Code Enforcement
· Homeownership Assistance Planning and Capacity Building Program
· Administration Costs
The following is a list of ineligible activities within the CDBG program:
· Assistance to buildings used for the general conduct of government
· General Government Expenses
· Political/Religious Activities
· Purchase of Equipment
· Operating and maintenance expenses
· New Housing Construction
· Income payments
For additional information on the Community Development Block Grant program, click here. Also for additional information, please contact Larry Everett, Community Development Manager, 903-531-1303.