The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program was created by the U.S. Congress in 1974 and is administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
The primary objective of the program is to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income peoples. For more information about the CDBG program, please visit the Federal CDBG website.
2015-2019 Orange County Consortium Consolidated Plan
Each spring, the Town Council allocates CDBG funding to organizations which operate programs or provide housing that benefits low- and moderate-income peoples. These allocation decisions are guided by the 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan which is a document that provides information concerning how the Orange County HOME Consortium plans to address certain important housing and community development needs of its low- and moderate- income residents during the next five years.
The Orange HOME County Consortium is comprised of Orange County, the Town of Chapel Hill, the Town of Hillsborough, and the Town of Carrboro. The Consolidated Plan also guides the allocation of HOME funds. For more information about HOME funds, visit the HOME website.
Each year, an Annual Action Plan is developed to guide the use of CDBG and HOME funds for the year.
2018-2019 CDBG Program
The Chapel Hill Town Council held a public forum at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 1, in the Chapel Hill Town Hall Council Chamber, to receive citizen input on the Town's community development needs. Public comments will be used to help determine specific funding priorities and help identify potential uses of 2018-2019 federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.
November 28, 2017: 9 a.m. Human Services Funding Application Orientation Workshop
This workshop will provided an overview of the application, process, and submittal requirements, for Human Services Funding. Although there are different applications for CDBG and HOME, the basic information is the same, so potential CDBG/HOME applicants were encouraged to attend.
December 5, 2017: 9 a.m. Application Q & A
Q & A sessions provided an opportunity to ask staff, one-on-one, specific questions regarding your application.
January 9, 2018: 9 a.m. Application Q & A
Q & A sessions provided an opportunity to ask staff, one-on-one, specific questions regarding your application
February 6, 2018: Funding Application Submittal Deadline
CDBG/HOME funding applications were due by 5:00 p.m. on February 6, 2018. CDBG/HOME funding applications were accepted November 29, 2017 - February 6, 2018 5:00 p.m.
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March 21, 2018: Public Forum
The Chapel Hill Town Council held a public forum on Wednesday, March 21, in the Chapel Hill Town Hall Council Chamber, to receive public comments on a preliminary 2018-2019 CDBG Program Plan.
May 23, 2018 (Tentative Date): Adoption of the 2018-2019 CDBG and HOME Program Plans
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