Upcoming Events

CDBG and HOME Annual Community Meeting
6:00 - 8:00pm Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Merrill Auditorium Rehearsal Hall
Help determine what resources are made available to you and your neighborhood through the City of Portland's CDBG and HOME programs, funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

2017- 2018 CDBG Applicant's Meeting
5:30 - 7:00pm Tuesday, October 11, 2016 
City Hall, Room 24
This meeting is mandatory for any organization wishing to apply for 2017-2018 CDBG funding. 

Community Development Block Grant Program 

The City of Portland, Maine is an Entitlement Community for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the federal Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD).

The goal of the CDBG program is to develop strong communities by ensuring decent affordable housing, providing services to the most vulnerable, and expanding economic opportunities for low and moderate income persons.

The program achieves this goal through the development of partnerships between government, businesses, and non-profit organizations. 

Goals and Priorities

The City will prioritizes the following categories of projects/programs in its funding decisions:
  • Neighborhood Investment and Infrastructure: Create strong, safe, accessible and vibrant neighborhoods
  • Housing Availability: Increase housing availability and affordability
  • Economic Opportunity: Create economic opportunities to transition people out of poverty
  • Address the Needs of the Growing Homeless Population: Prevent and reduce homelessness

A full description of the new Community Development Policy Goals and Priorities can be found in the Needs-Goals-Priorities Table

Final Allocations

    2016-2017 Final Allocations | View All Final Allocations

History of CDBG Priorities & Process