CDBG Grants

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program provides grant funds to non-profit 501(c)3 agencies and community organizations to be used for activities and projects benefitting low and moderate-income persons.  


Eligible Applicants

Applicants must be certified 501(c)3 organizations to apply.  


Eligibility Requirements

All activities must meet all CDBG guidelines and regulations established by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and other local restrictions established by the High Point City Council.  While churches may use CDBG funds to sponsor eligible community activities, the activities may not be religious in nature, directly or indirectly, or be limited to or predominantly for members of specific churches.

Eligible Projects

Examples of eligible projects include:  


  • Activities for Seniors (delivery of nutritious meals, health and safety, group activities to help them maintain cognition and connection to their communities)
  • Adult Literacy Programs
  • After-School and Summer Academic Enrichment programs for youth
  • Crime and Public Safety
  • Health and Wellness Fairs to raise awareness of chronic health conditions within minority populations
  • Job Readiness and employment skill enhancement
  • Neighborhood and Housing Improvement
  • Neighborhood Organizing and Organizational Development
  • Parenting Classes
  • Program delivery for Homeless individuals and families
  • Purchase of Food and Supplies for local Food Banks
  • Substance and Alcohol Abuse Prevention, Counseling and Treatment



The CDBG Public Service Grant Application and Guidelines (PDF) is available for download.  Please note that applications for the 2016-2017 funding cycle are due by 4 p.m. on January 8, 2016.

Funding Source:  Federal CDBG Program funds