The CDBG program began under the Title 1 of the U.S Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. CDBG program objectives are to develop viable communities that provide decent, safe and sanitary housing, a suitable living environment and expand economic opportunities primarily for persons of low and moderate income.
In 2001, Collier County qualified for an urban county entitlement. This entitlement status significantly changed the level of CDBG funding available with limited success. Collier County's entitlement status also made it eligible to receive and access other HUD programs for communities and non profit agencies including the Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME), Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG) and HUD Homeless Assistance Programs.
Collier County awards CDBG funding to eligible communities and non profits through a competitive application process. Collier County has consistently met and exceeded its required expediture rate as required by HUD.
Collier County CDBG funds have been used for projects in these major program areas:
Public Utilities and Infrastructure
100% of Collier County CDBG funds assist low- and moderate- income residents.
The CDBG program has considerable flexibility allowing organizations to carry out activities that are tailored to their unique housing and community development needs. It represents and important parternship among Federal, State, and Local governments, business and non profit sector in carrying out activities which improve the lives and neighborhoods of low- and moderate- income families.