The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Entitlement Program provides annual grants on a formula basis to entitled cities and counties to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons. The program is authorized under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, Public Law 93-383, as amended; 42 U.S.C.-5301 et seq.
The City of Kenner received its first CDBG funds in 1974, having met the eligibility requirements of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) after qualifying as an Urban County. The City of Kenner continues to receive its own annual entitlement based upon a formula determined by HUD.
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), per 24 CFR 570, allows funding of public facilities, housing rehabilitation, acquisition of real property, housing counseling, relocation, program administration, and public service activities. The public service activities have an expenditure cap of 15% of the total annual allocation.
For more information about the Community Development Block Grant, please visit www.hudexchange.info/.
For fiscal year 2019-2020, the City was awarded $452,071. Click here for the current Annual Action Plan for FY2019-2020 for the City of Kenner.