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					                             CDBG
                 Categories of Eligible Activities

          Note: The following are summarized excerpts from Community
Development Block Grant Program - Guide to National Objectives and Eligible
Activities for Entitlement Communities. US Department of Housing and Urban
Development, 2001. The examples provided describe each category but are
             not necessarily an exhaustive list of eligible activities.

             All municipalities should view the full document at:
http://www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/communitydevelopment/library/deskguid.cfm
                  for detail on the eligibility of activities.


          Acquisition of Real Property by purchase, long-term lease,
          donation, or otherwise for any public purpose other than general
          conduct of government or for political activities
          Disposition of property acquired with CDBG funds through sale,
          lease, donation, or otherwise to be used for another CDBG-elibile
          purpose
          Acquisition, construction, reconstruction, rehab, or installation of
          Public Facilities and Improvements.
          Public Facilities include:
             Neighborhood facilities
             Firehouses
             Public Schools & Libraries
             Shelter for persons having special needs, including nursing
             homes, domestic violence shelters, group homes, etc.
          Public Improvements include:
             Streets, sidewalks, curbs & gutters
             Playgrounds
             Water & sewer lines
             Flood & drainage improvement
             Parking lots
             Utility lines
             Aesthetic amenities on public property
          Clearance of buildings and improvements to undertake a
          project that meets a CDBG objective
          Relocation payment and assistance to displaced persons when
          required to carry out a CDBG activity
          Rehabilitation of residential, commercial/industrial and non-
          profit property, including lead-based paint hazard evaluation and
          reduction
Providing new or quantifiable increase in Public Services, such
as:
    Child care
    Health care
    Job training & Education programs
    Recreation programs
    Public safety services (like Community Policing)
    Fair housing activities & welfare
    Services for seniors & homeless persons
    Drug abuse counseling & treatment
    Energy conservation counseling & testing
Interim Assistance for specific public improvements or to
alleviate emergency conditions
Loss of Rental Income payments for housing owners when
tenants are required to be displaced to carry out a CDBG activity
Acquire, construct, reconstruct, rehab, or install Privately-
Owned Utilities distribution lines and related facilities
Construction of Housing (in limited instances)
Payment of Code Enforcement salaries & overhead costs in
deteriorating areas as part of an area improvement effort
Special Economic Development Activities, such as assisting
neighborhood businesses that serve predominantly L/M Income
neighborhoods or manufacturers that create jobs for L/M Income
persons
Establishment, stabilization, and expansion of Microenterprises
(5 or fewer employees) through financial or technical assistance
Neighborhood Revitalization, Community Economic
Development, and Energy Conservation Activities by
recognized Community-Based Development Organizations
(CBDO’s)
Homeownership Assistance through subsidies, financing, and
payment of costs designed to help L/M Income persons purchase
homes
Planning and Capacity Building, including:
    Community development plans
    Capital improvement programs
    Environmental & historic preservation studies
    Functional plans for housing, land use, energy conservation,
    or economic development

				
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