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CDBG funds can be used for a wide range of activities such as housing rehabilitation, code enforcement, acquisition of real property, demolition, infrastructure and public facility improvements, economic development, and social services. The primary eligibility requirement for any such activity to be funded is that the project or program principally benefits low and moderate-income persons in designated census tracts. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) defines low and moderate income as a household that is at or below 80% of the median income for the area. These income guidelines are adjusted annually.
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The Community Development Block Grant is a federally funded grant program administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), aimed to assist low to moderate-income communities in community development projects. Every year, the City of Odessa receives approximately $870,000 from HUD to fund high priority community Development Projects.
Public Facilities/Infrastructure Projects - Parks, sidewalks, community centers are all examples of eligible public facility projects. Eligibility requirements for park and sidewalk projects include:
Public Services (funding programs that benefit low/mod individuals)