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.  


Notice of Funding Availability

Applications Due January 6, 2017 by 4:00pm


The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) is now available for 2017-2018 CDBG Public Service Grants.  Please note that the guidelines and application for the 2017-2018 funding cycle will not be available until after the grant workshop. The workshop will be offered to provide information and guidance in completing the application. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to attend an information workshop to review the new guidelines, application and forms as well as contractual and reporting requirements. The workshop will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday – November 28, 2016 at the Community and Neighborhood Development Center, 201 Fourth Street, High Point, NC.

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

Funding Source:  Federal CDBG Program funds