Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

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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

2019-2020 CDBG Funding Application is Available here and budget workbook

NEW THIS YEAR!  Here are highlights of key changes the Town has made to the CDBG application for the 2019-2020 program year. See the Funding Application for additional details.  

  • The Town has streamlined the application!
  • Applications will be accepted electronically. Wet signature applications (2 copies) will be required for later submission, if funding is awarded.

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 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

Each year, an Annual Action Plan is developed to guide the use of CDBG and HOME funds for the year.

2018-2019 Town of Chapel Hill CDBG Annual Action Plan

2017-2018 Town of Chapel Hill CDBG Annual Action Plan and Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report

2016-2017 Town of Chapel Hill CDBG Annual Action Plan and Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report

 DRAFT 2019-2020 Town of Chapel Hill CDBG Annual Action Plan

DRAFT 2018-2019 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report

 This DRAFT is on display for the comment period of September 4-20, 2019. During this comment period, comments may be submitted to Renee Moye at  All comments received will be included in the final plan documents.

2019-2020 CDBG Program Timeline

November 6, 2018:  2019-2020 CDBG Funding Application Available here and budget workbook

November 7, 2018:  Public Forum - Annual Needs Assessment (7:00 p.m.)

November 6-January 22: Applicants complete and submit applications 

Applicants are invited to participate in a pre-application meeting, which is a 1-hour one-on-one session, during which applicants can discuss their funding proposal with Town staff. To schedule a pre-application meeting, applicants should contact Renee Moye at 919-968-2877 or email

January 8, 2019:      Walk-in (One-on-One) Q & A Session for CDBG Applicants (9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.)

January 22, 2019:    CDBG Funding Application Submittal Deadline (5:00 p.m.)

March 20, 2019:       Public Forum - Preliminary Annual Plan (7:00 p.m.)

April 10, 2019:         Town of Chapel Hill Adoption of the 2019-2020 CDBG and HOME Program Plans


For more information, please email



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