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Community Development Block Grant

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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.


Eligible Clientele


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.


Eligible Activities


The following is a list of eligible activities within the CDBG program:

  • Acquisition of Real Property
  • Disposition
  • Public Facilities and Improvements
  • Clearance and/or Demolition
  • Public Services
  • Interim Assistance
  • Relocation
  • Loss of Rental Income
  • Privately-Owned Utilities
  • Rehabilitation
  • Code Enforcement
  • Homeownership Assistance Planning and Capacity Building Program
  • Administration Costs

Ineligible Activities


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