A focus on community.

The Idaho Community Development Block Grant program (CDBG) assists Idaho cities and counties with the development of needed public infrastructure.

The program is administered by Idaho Commerce with funds received annually from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Idaho CDBG funds are used to construct projects benefiting low- and moderate-income persons, help prevent or eliminate slum and blight conditions, or mitigate health and safety threats in local areas.

Eligible Applicants

Only incorporated cities or counties with a population under 50,000 are eligible to apply for Idaho CDBG funds. Special service providers, such as fire districts, senior citizen centers and water or sewer districts, must be sponsored by a city or county.

Eligible Activities

Public Facilities Construction and Improvements

Sewer and water systems, streets, fire stations, removal of architectural barriers, and other public infrastructure. Communities can extend infrastructure to public housing projects or assist homeowners with improvements. Applications are due annually in November.

Economic Development Projects

Public facility construction and improvements that support companies who are expanding and creating new jobs, or new companies that will be creating jobs. Applications are due quarterly: March, June, September and December.

Senior Citizen and Community Centers

Rehabilitation, expansion and construction. Applications are due annually in March.

Application Deadlines

  • Public facilities and downtown revitalization grant applications are due the Friday before Thanksgiving
  • Senior/community center grant applications are due the first Friday of March
  • Job creation grant applications are due the third Monday of March, June, September and December

Information and Application

For more information or to apply for the Idaho CDBG, visit the Grant Resources page to review and download application materials.

Still have questions regarding the Idaho CDBG application process? Contact the Idaho CDBG team at 208-334-2470 or use the form below.

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