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Community Development Block Grants 

Lane County Government - The Eligible Applicant

Lane County's commitment to improving the quality of life spans a broad range of community development projects. As a government agency, Lane County has the opportunity to apply for funding from various sources. One source of money we can apply for initially comes from the federal government.
Housing & Urban Development Department(HUD) allocates CDBG funding to state-level governments for distribution to eligible cities and counties. Oregon Business Development Department (OBDD) then allocate funds to eligible projects.

Lane County currently has two open CDBG-funded projects:

Row River Valley Water System Improvements




Regional Housing Rehabilitation Program




Who Can Apply:  Only non-entitlement (non-metropolitan) cities and counties in rural Oregon can apply for and receive grants. Urban (entitlement) cities: Ashland ; Bend ; Corvallis ; Eugene ; Medford ; Portland ; Salem ; and Springfield and counties: Clackamas; Multnomah; and Washington are not included in the state's 2006 Community Development Block Grant program because they receive Community Development Block Grant funds directly from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Eligible Projects, under the 2009 CDBG Method of Distribution, the following types of projects are eligible for funding subject to the applicant need, availability of funds and any other restrictions in the 2009 Method of Distribution. It is not possible to determine how much, if any, grant funds may be awarded prior to an analysis of the application and financial information. The maximum grant possible for any individual project under the 2009 program are:

  Economic Development




Water; Wastewater Improvements


Brownfield Redevelopment/ Downtown Revitalization


Housing Rehabilitation


Housing Resource Centers


Public/Community Facilities

 $500,000 - $800,000

Emergency Grants


Criteria and Limitations
The project must meet the following criteria:

1.) Benefiting low- and moderate-income persons
     2.) Prevention or elimination of slums or blight
     3.) Community development needs posing a serious and immediate health or welfare threat

Economic Development Extensions of publicly owned infrastructure to serve industrial/commercial developments; Acquire, develop, construct improvements to and otherwise improve real property; Establish economic development revolving loan funds

Microenterprise Assistance Provision of technical assistance, advice and business support services to owners of and persons developing microenterprises

Public Works (infrastructure) Improvements Improvements to public water and wastewater systems; Brownfield Redevelopment; Downtown Revitalization

Housing Rehabilitation* Rehabilitation of single family housing occupied by low- and moderate-income persons

Housing Resource Centers* Provision of information and referral services regarding affordable housing

Public/Community Facilities There are numerous types of facilities eligible for funding under this category such as: Shelters for victims of domestic violence; homeless shelters; senior centers; food banks; adult learning centers; transitional housing, etc.

Community Capacity/Technical Assistance Grants Internal grants for the development of local capacity and provision of technical assistance to local governments

Emergency Grants Grants for bona fide emergencies, declared as a "State of Emergency " by the Governor 

*Housing related projects are administered by Oregon Housing and Community Services Department  (OHCS).


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