Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

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Contact Information
Housing & Community

Town Hall, 3rd Floor 
405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Staff Contacts
Loryn Clark, Executive Director

Renee Moye, Community Development Program Manager


Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

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.

2015-2019 Orange County HOME Consortium Consolidated Plan

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.

  • The 2017-2018 Town of Chapel Hill CDBG Annual Action Plan has been submitted to HUD for review.


2017-2018 CDBG Program

November 7, 2016: Annual Public Needs Assessment Hearing

The Chapel Hill Town Council will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 7, 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 2017-2018 federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.

November 15, 2016: The 2017-2018 CDBG and HOME funding applications are now available. 

November 29, 2016: 9 a.m. Human Services Funding Application Orientation Workshop

This workshop will provide an overview of the application, process, and submittal requirements, for Human Services Funding. Although there is a different CDBG/HOME application, the basic information is the same, so potential CDBG/HOME applicants are encouraged to attend.

January 10, 2017: 9 a.m. Application Q & A

*Due to the potential for hazardous road conditions throughout the county, we have chosen to postpone the Question and Answer session that was originally scheduled for tomorrow, January 10th, 2017. We have reschedule the Question and Answer Session for 9:00 on Friday, January 13th, 2017.

January 31, 2017: Funding Application Submittal Deadline - funding application submittals are due by 5:00 p.m.  Funding applications will be accepted November 30, 2016 - January 31, 2017 5:00 p.m.

Application Questions? Email: (please allow at least 3 business days for a response)

March 6, 2017: Public Forum

The Chapel Hill Town Council will hold a public forum on Monday, March 6, in the Chapel Hill Town Hall Council Chamber, to receive public comments on the preliminary recommended 2017-2018 CDBG Program Plan.

April 3, 2017: Adoption of the 2017-2018 CDBG and HOME Program Plans


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