Applications are due by 5:00PM Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The primary objective of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is the “…development of viable urban communities, including decent housing and a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunity, principally for persons of low and moderate-income”.

The Town of Chapel Hill must certify that its overall program carries out this primary objective.  In addition, each Community Development Block Grant activity must:

1.   Benefit low- or moderate-income persons (80% of median income and below);

2.   Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums and blight; or

3.   Treat urgent needs posing an immediate threat to public health and welfare.

Eligible activities for Community Development Block Grant funding include:

·        Acquisition of property

·        Disposition of property

·        Public facilities and improvements

·        Clearance, demolition and removal of buildings

·        Site improvements

·        Some public services (subject to a cap)

·        Relocation

·        Housing rehabilitation, preservation and code enforcement

·        Economic development activities

·        Planning and administrative costs (subject to a cap)

Activities that are generally not eligible include:

·        Buildings used for the general conduct of government

·        New housing construction (allowed in special circumstances)

·        General government expense

·        Political activities

·        Purchase of equipment and personal property

·        Operating and maintenance expenses

Awards will be made from the Town’s allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). The total funds anticipated for the 2019-2020 program year are ~$418,000. HUD limits the amount of available funds allocated to public service activities to 15% of the overall grant (est. $62,700).

  • Applicants are invited to attend a Q&A session (one-on-one) 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at the Chapel Hill Public Library in Meeting Room A and are invited to participate in a pre-application meeting, which is a 1-hour one-on-one session, during which applicants can discuss their funding proposal with Town staff (contact Town Staff below to schedule).

An Application Review Committee will evaluate applications and present a funding recommendation to the Town Council for final approval in March/April 2019.

Applications are due by 5:00PM Tuesday, January 22, 2019. Applications and additional information is available at

For assistance and information, contact Renee Moye at 919-968-2877 or