CDBG Application Process

Pre-Application Meeting


The 2020-2021 Pre-application meeting was held in October 2020. 

Please check back soon for information related to the 2021-2022 Pre-Application Meeting. 


Community Development Block Grant Program Application Process


In order to receive funds from the city's block grant program, applicants must demonstrate a given project or program's conformance with the eligibility requirements mandated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Programs providing an area-wide benefit must be located in one of the city's eligible areas. Programs providing direct-benefit services to recipients, 51% or more of which are Portland residents from households of low to moderate income, may also qualify for funding.

If you have questions, please contact Kelley Walsh at 207-874-8731 or kwalsh@portlandmaine.gov


2020-2021 CDBG Application Dates

October 24th, 2019
2020-2021 CDBG applications are released
November 22, 2019 All applications are due by 4:00pm
March, 2020 CDBG Allocation Committee's recommendations are released
April, 2020 All appeals must be filed with the City Manager's office by April 1st, 2020 
April, 2020 City Manager will release his CDBG recommendations
April 27th, 2020  Council Meeting 1 - public comment will be taken at this meeting. All applicants are encouraged to attend.
May 4th, 2020 Council Meeting 2 - public comment will be taken at this meeting. All applicants are encouraged to attend. The City Council will vote on the final CDBG funding recommendations.