Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a Federal program within the purview of Housing and Urban Development; which provides communities with resources to address a wide range of community development needs. The City of Temple is classified by HUD as an Entitlement Community. As such, the city is allocated annual grant funding to maintain and develop community services for city residents. The city uses CDBG funds for projects that support access to decent housing, suitable living environments and opportunities to expand economic opportunities, principally for low and moderate-income persons. In the past, the city has used CDBG funding: 

  • To provide minor home repair for low income citizens
  • To build sidewalks and improve neighborhood infrastructure
  • To provide HOP bus shelter improvements at various sites
  • To create pedestrian-friendly and safer streetscapes in various areas
  • To demolish blighted structures
  • To rehabilitate private residences for handicap accessibility
  • To create or enhance Public Parks with greater resources for the community
  • Work with the Temple Police Department to coordinate a Crime Prevention Program
  • In partnership with non-profits, provided services to low and moderate-income persons through access to child care for working families, workforce readiness training, meals for the elderly and disabled, and assistance to victims of domestic violence.

PartnersPartners include many homeowners, public services agencies, city department staff, and many local businesses.