Community Development Program
Formerly known as the “Formula” program
Each year communities receive funds from the Ohio Department of Development (ODOD) through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Community Development program. This program was established with the passage by Congress of Title I of the Community Development Act of 1974. The CDBG program, administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, provides funds that are used for a variety of activities which primarily benefit low and moderate income residents of the community.
All CDBG funded activities must meet at least one of three national objectives:
1. primarily benefit low and moderate income persons
2. eliminate or prevent slums and blight
3. meet other urgent local community development needs
Projects that are eligible include (but are not limited to) water, sewer, handicap accessibility at public buildings, sidewalks, street improvements, parks, and community centers. For a complete list of eligible projects, please contact the CBDG Coordinator.