Community Development Block Grants (CDBG)

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What is a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)?

A Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a flexible, formula-based funding program provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to keep communities sound, attractive, and economically viable.

Does Oakland County receive CDBG funding?

Yes. Oakland County provides federal CDBG funding to communities for revitalization projects. The program strengthens neighborhoods by supporting local revitalization, home improvement and public services for senior citizens, low income persons and families, disadvantaged youth, and disabled residents throughout most of Oakland County.

What are the Gross Household Income Limits?

View the 2022 Gross Household Income Limits (Printable Version).

How much CDBG does a qualified area receive?

Participating communities receive a formula share of funds for eligible activities that best meet community needs.

Can a citizen be involved in their community CDBG plans?

Yes. Citizens are encouraged to get involved in the local decision-making process. View Oakland County's 2020 Annual Report of Services & Programs. Refer to page seven for the section about community CDBG programs.

Some reports to help residents understand what Oakland County is doing:

The Annual Report 2020 gives an overview of all the services and programs provided by the Neighborhood and Housing Development division for Oakland County. Not only will you find information on CDBG here, you will also find information on fair housing, home improvement, housing counseling, and more.

In the Consolidated Plan Oakland County, PY 2016-2020 Full Report residents will find a deep dive into Oakland County's five year plan. There will be a new five year plan created in 2021.

PY 2023 Application Guide and Area-Wide Benefit Maps below

PY 2023 Application Guidebook

Projects That Benefit Individuals/Households

  • Minor home repair
  • Housing rehabilitation
  • Programs to serve senior citizens, disabled persons, youth, abused persons and children
  • Transportation and Emergency Services

​Projects That Benefit Qualified Areas

  • Water, sewer, street, or sidewalk improvements
  • Housing rehabilitation
  • Programs to serve senior citizens, disabled persons, youth, abused persons and children
  • Clearance and Demolition
  • Code enforcement
  • Removal of architectural barriers
  • Fire protection facilities

 PY 2023 CDBG Workshop Materials

For those community partners that attended the October PY 2023 CDBG Application Workshop, we have published the CDBG Application Workshop PowerPoint slide deck. Please reach out to if you have any issues accessing.

Community Contract Compliance Forms

For use by CDBG communities for compliance purposes. Please contact Mike at or 248-858-0196 for any questions.

Contract Compliance Unit

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