CDBG-CV Applicant Information

In response to the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19) the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant program has notified the Cumberland County Entitlement Jurisdiction (CCEJ) that it will receive a formula allocation from the first round of CDBG-CV funding to be used specifically for the prevention of, preparation for, and response to the Coronavirus. This allocation was authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Public Law 116-136, which was signed on March 27, 2020.

Cumberland County is accepting applications from qualifying candidates to help in the prevention of, preparation for, and response to the Coronavirus throughout the Cumberland County Entitlement Jurisdiction (CCEJ). The CDBG-CV application documents are listed below under ’Application Materials’.

The County is accepting CCEJ wide activities in the following categories:

  • Food Assistance Programs
  • Rental Assistance Programs
  • Homeless Prevention Programs

  • Small Business Loan/Grant Programs

  • Job Creation and Retention Programs

The application are due by Monday, May 11, 2020 at 4:00pm 

Program staff are available to discuss project ideas and answer application questions.

For more information, please email styles@cumberlandcounty.org or warren@cumberlandcounty.org

Application Materials

Supplemental Information

Income Limits

These limits define low-moderate income for Cumberland County. Moderate income is calculated by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) as 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI), adjusted for household size.

Exception Rule

The Cumberland County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program falls under a special rule allowing more locations to quality for "area-wide" activities beyond the standard 51% low- or moderate-income requirement.

One quarter of census block groups in our 25 member communities qualify for area-wide activities under the exception rule.