Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Overcrowding, deteriorating building conditions, lack of public and private investment in housing and in related social services, and the improvement of low-income communities are a few of the practical issues that CDBG addresses at the local level.


  • Denise Thomas
  • (941) 748-4501, ext. 3474
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CDBG Grant Application Workshop

  • A CDBG Grant Application Workshop, for non-profit agencies interested in CDBG funding, will be held on February 25, 2019 from 9 - 11:30 a.m. at the Manatee County Administrative Building, 1112 Manatee Avenue West, 4th Floor Manatee Room, Bradenton, FL  34205.
  • Please R.S.V.P. at bill.oshea if you are interested in attending the workshop.
  • CDBG Grant Applications for the 2018-19 CDBG program year are due to the Redevelopment and Economic Opportunity Department by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 22, 2019.
  • CDBG Grant Applications are scored by a Review Committee.
  • The recommended projects/public services will be included in the Draft 2019-20 Annual Action Plan and will be presented to the Board of County Commissioners for approval on July 23, 2019.

2019-20 Draft CDBG Annual Action Plan

  • The 2019-20 Draft CDBG Annual Action Plan will be available for public review from is available for public review from June 21, 2019 - July 23, 2019. 
  • The draft plan will be available at online, at the Redevelopment and Economic Opportunity Department lobby on the 3rd floor of the Administration Building, and the Central, Palmetto, Rocky Bluff,  and South County Libraries for a 30-day public comment period.

Section 3

Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701u) ensures that employment and other economic opportunities generated by certain HUD financial assistance shall, to the greatest extent feasible, be directed to low- and very low-income individuals, especially recipients of government assistance for housing, and to businesses which provide economic opportunities to low- and very low- income individuals. Questions regarding Section 3 requirements may be directed to Bill O'Shea.