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Community Development Block Grant

Community Development Block Grant

CDBG Upcoming Events and Webinars

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NYS Homes & Community Renewal (NYS HCR) is pleased to announce the availability of more than $100 million in 2024 grant resources through its Office of Community Renewal (OCR).

The expected opening dates, application deadlines and training webinar dates are included in the schedule below. A single registration link is available for all webinars click here to register.

Contact [email protected] with questions and to discuss your projects.


Available Funding

Application Open

Application Deadline

Application  Training Webinar

Link for More Information

CDBG Infrastructure, Facilities, Planning


5/13/20247/31/2024June 10, 2024
CDBG Housing


5/13/20247/31/2024June 4, 2024
CDBG Business Expansion and Startup


Open RoundOpen RoundJune 13, 2024
CDBG Vacant Property Clearance Program


5/13/202412/31/2024June 13, 2024
New York Main Street



June 5, 2024 Part 1

June 18, 2024 Part 2
HOME Program


7/15/20249/12/2024July 25, 2024
Access to Home


7/15/20248/29/2024July 29, 2024
Access to Home for Heroes


Access to Home for Medicaid Members


Mobile & Manufactured Home Replacement






The Office of Community Renewal is pleased to announce CDBG Program upcoming in-person events at the following:  

There are no in-person events scheduled at this time.

Program Guidelines


The Office of Community Renewal administers the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program for the State of New York. The NYS CDBG program provides financial assistance to eligible cities, towns, and villages with populations under 50,000 and counties with an area population under 200,000, in order to develop viable communities by providing decent, affordable housing, and suitable living environments, as well as expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate income. 


Download Eligible Communities List

New York State Regional Economic Development Regions



Determining LMI Data

The state must ensure that no less than 70% of its CDBG funds are used for activities that benefit low- and moderate-income persons. The program objectives are achieved by supporting activities or projects that: benefit low- and moderate-income families; create job opportunities for low- and moderate-income persons; prevent or eliminate blight; or address a community development need that poses a serious and imminent threat to the community's health or welfare. Project selection shall take into consideration the recommendation of the relevant regional economic development council or the Commissioner's determination that the proposed project aligns with the regional strategic priorities of the respective region. To determine your projects Low-and-Moderate Income (LMI) eligibility, click here.  For assistance in using this tool, please contact your assigned Community or Economic Developer.


Low-and-Moderate (LMI) eligibility map tool


CDBG Objectives

  • Support a mix of rehabilitation and conversion activities to preserve and increase affordable housing for homeowners and renters
  • Encourage investment in communities by assisting local governments in devising and implementing economic development strategies to revitalize viable communities and provide economic opportunities that principally benefit low- and moderate-income persons
  • Revitalize the vibrancy of New York's communities and enhance the quality of life
  • Develop and implement strategies that facilitate the coordination of CDBG funding with other Federal, State, and local community development resources.


The CDBG program is highly flexible, allowing for communities to develop an approach to local community development that best suits their needs.

There are two types of housing and community development activities eligible for NYS CDBG Community Development funding:


Housing Rehabilitation:

  • Rehabilitation can be for owner-occupied, or renter occupied up to 4 units
  • Rehabilitation on vacant units for low- and moderate-income persons
  • Accessibility modifications in a manufactured home built after July 2006


Maximum funding

  • County, City, Town, or Village $750,000


Infrastructure in support of existing housing:

  • Drinking water and sanitary sewer improvements inside a manufactured housing park, drilling of private wells, construction or rehabilitation of septic systems, and replacement or installation of drinking water and sanitary sewer lateral connections to low- and moderate-income households from the public mains.


Maximum funding

  • County, City, Town, or Village $1,500,000


In addition to the housing activities described above, NYS CDBG also provides Community Development funding opportunities for:


Public Infrastructure:

  • Drinking Water
  • Sanitary Sewer
  • Storm Water Management and Flood Control


Maximum Funding

  • County, City, Town, Village $1,500,000
  • *With NYS Co-Funding Initiative $2,000,000

    » *Co-funding projects are those projects that include other State and/or Federal sources including, but not limited to, USDA Rural Development and/or the NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC). To qualify for this higher funding threshold, the applicant must clearly demonstrate that other co-funded sources are firmly committed and in place at the time of application. Consultation with OCR is strongly encouraged.


Public Facility:

  • Accessibility Modifications
  • Community/Day Care/Senior Centers
  • Fire Stations and Fire Equipment


Maximum funding

  • County, City, Town, or Village $1,000,000


Technical Assistance/Community Planning:

  • Community Needs Assessments
  • Preliminary Engineering Reports
  • Any other local needs assessment that focuses on public infrastructure, public facilities, housing or economic development


Maximum funding

  • County, City, Town, or Village $50,000 

Forms and Documents

Grant Agreement Forms 
Fillable Forms:Instructions:
Authorized Signature Form For Request For Funds1-1 Instructions for Authorized Signature Form
ACH/Direct Deposit Authorization of NYS CDBG Funds1-2 Instructions for Designation of Depository Form
7-2 Program Schedule Form7-2 Instructions for Program Schedule
8-1 Project Team8-1 Project Team Instructions
Certification Under Executive Order No. 16 
FFATA Reporting Form 
Application and Schedule A Condition Forms
Fillable Forms:Instructions:
Applicant Certification Form 
Applicant Disclosure Form 
CFA Application Project Team Form CFA Application Project Team Instructions
CDBG Attachment Checklist - CFA 
CDBG Program Income Report 
Outline for Engineering Report 
Preliminary Budget TablePreliminary Budget Table Instructions
Public Hearing Toolkit 
Public Infrastructure/Public Facilities Activity Detail Form -  Updated 7/15/2022PF-PI-LC Activity Detail Instructions
Smart Growth Compliance Form 
Vendor Responsibility Questionnaire (VRQ) 
CDOL Application Registration Form 
CDOL Security Manager Registration Form 


 Environmental Review Forms
Fillable Forms:Instructions:
2-1 Designation of Certifying Officer 
2-3 Certification of NEPA Classification2-3 Certification of NEPA Classification 
2-3A Certification of SEQRA Classification2-3A Certification of SEQRA Classification 
2-4 NEPA Classification Checklist2-4 NEPA Classification Checklist
Form 2-5 Statutory ChecklistForm 2-5 Statutory Checklist
Form 2-5A Statutory ChecklistForm 2-5A Statutory Checklist
2-6 Environmental Assessment Checklist2-6 Environmental Assessment Factors Guidance
1-3 Request for Release of Funds Form1-3 Instructions for Request for Release of Funds
Tier 2 Template ChecklistTier 2 Template Checklist Instructions
Categorically Excluded 24 CFR 58.35(b) Sample Template 


Disbursement of CDBG Funds
Fillable Forms:Instructions:
1-4 Housing Request for FundsRequest for Funds Instructions
1-4B Housing Assistance Summary Form1-4B Housing Assistance Summary Instructions
1-5 Public Infrastructure - Facility Request for Funds 
1-6 Economic Development Request for Funds 
1-6B Microenterprise Business Project Summary1-6B Microenterprise Business Project Summary Instructions
Program Administration - Program Delivery Coversheet 
Housing Rehabilitation First File Review 


CDBG Reporting
Fillable Forms:Instructions:
Labor Standards Enforcement Report 
APR Housing ActivitiesAPR Housing Activities Instructions
APR Public Water-Public Sewer-Public Facilities ActivitiesAPR Public Water-Sewer-Facility Instructions
APR  Economic Development-Small Business Activities-Microenterprise ActivitiesAPR Economic Development-Small Business-Microenterprise Instructions
9-1 Federal Assistance Expenditure FormForm 9-1 Federal Assistance Expenditure Form Instructions
Family Income Form 
CDBG Program Income ReportCDBG Program Income Fact Sheet
Rental Lease Addendum Form 
Rental Owner Certification 
Rental Project Compliance Report 
VAWA Lease Addendum v.1 JG ( 
CDBG Application for CBDO CertificationCDBG Application for CBDO Certification Instructions


General Grant Administration
Fillable Forms:Instructions:
5-1 CDBG Lead Based Paint Compliance Certification - Rehab5-1 and 5-2 CDBG Lead Based Paint Compliance Plan Certification Instructions
5-9 Calculating Federal Rehabilitation Assistance 
Budget Modification FormBudget Modification Form Instructions
Exhibit 1-1 CDBG Local Recipient Administrative PlanLocal Administrative Plan Instructions
HTFC HCR Returned Funds Coversheet 
Economic Development Job FormsEconomic Development Instructions
HTFC Photo Release Form 
Project File ChecklistInstructions for Completing Grant Closeout
Subrecipient Consultant Monitoring Template 
Contractor Agreement Template 
Grant Enforcement and Compliance Mortgage 
Contractor Agreement Template 


File Maintenance Labels
CDBG Program Administration Labels with Instructions


Grant Administration Manual

Funding Round Materials


OCR On The Ground
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VIDEO: OCR On The Ground - Using the LMI Date Tool Guidance




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VIDEO: OCR On The Ground - Federal Single Audit

Related Links

 Linked webpages are intended to direct visitors to additional CDBG-related information sources. The Office of Community Renewal assumes no responsibility in assuring the accuracy of information obtained from outside sources.
Unique Entity Identifier (UEI)
Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (e-CFR)
HUD Client Information and Policy System (HUDCLIPS)
HUD Datasets - Fair Market Rents
HUD Income Limits
HUD State-Administered CDBG Program Information
New York State Association of Counties
New York State Association of Towns
New York State Conference of Mayors

News & Information

Click on the link below for a copy of the webinar

2024 CDBG & HOME Workshops - Completed April 16 and April 29, 2024

CDBG Housing Program Updates - Completed April 2, 2024

2024 NYS Association of Towns Training Session Workshop

2024 NYS Association of Towns Economic Development Presentation

Section 3 Compliance and Reporting Training – Completed January 18, 2024

CDBG Getting Started for Housing Awardees – Completed January 11, 2024

CDBG Getting Started for Public Infrastructure and Facility Awardees – Completed December 4, 2023

CDBG Housing Activity Training Webinar – Completed June 7, 2023

CDBG Public Infrastructure, Public Facility and Community Planning Application Training Webinar – Completed May 31, 2023

NYS CDBG Lead Based Paint Compliance - Completed January 10, 2023

NYS CDBG General Program Administration - Completed December 20, 2022

NYS CDBG Financial Management - Completed December 13, 2022

NYS CDBG Environmental Review Record - Completed December 6, 2022

NYS CDBG Getting Started - Completed November 29, 2022


NYS CDBG Funding History