Date: October 23rd 2019 

Time: 5:30 

Location: City of Portland, City Hall Room 24 

 If you are interested in applying for a 2020-2021 CDBG grant, at least one member of your organization must attend this meeting.

The meeting will provide crucial information regarding the application process and specifications. Housing and Community Development Staff will be in attendance to answer questions and provide guidance.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Amanda Methot 874-8731


New Census data was released to CDBG grantees this year. HCD staff has updated the map to reflect the data changes. This map can be viewed by clicking CDBG Eligible Areas located under the quick links panel. 

(2/15/19) The CDBG Allocation Committee has finalized their 2019-20 funding recommendations and are now available. The Committee's recommendation letter will be posted March 1st. The letter will provide an overview about their recommendations and review process this year. 

Applicants have until February 25th to submit any written appeals based on factual error that was made and that, if corrected, would result in a grant award or a higher award. Appeals shall be filed in the: Office of the City Manager, Portland City Hall, 389 Congress Street, Portland, ME

Please see the following link to view the scores and recommendation letter: 
1) Program Year 2019-20 CDBG Allocation Committee Funding Recommendation Scores
2) Program Year 2019-20 CDBG Allocation Committee Funding Recommendation Letter to City Manager

(3/8/19) The City Manager has finalized his 2019-20 funding recommendations and are now available. The Council will review the recommendations and take public comment at two meetings
March 18, Council Chambers at 5:30 
April 22, Council Chambers at 5:30 
Please see the following link to view the recommendations 
City Manager's 2019-2020 CDBG Allocation Recommendations

(4/23/19) The City Council made their final vote regarding CDBG allocations last night. The funding allocations are available to view. Congratulations to all that were funded and thank you to all applicants for your interest in CDBG. We hope to see you back at the next application cycle. 
City Council 2019-2020 CDBG Allocation

About Community Development Block Grants

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

2019-2020 CDBG Allocation
View All Final Allocations

History of CDBG Priorities & Process