Applicant Information

Cumberland County Community Development is now accepting CDBG-CV applications for Round 3 of the CARES Act Coronavirus relief CDBG program. The CDBG-CV Round 3 funding cycle will run from March 2021 through December 31, 2021. Applications are due February 22, 2021. We understand that the application looks long and complicated, but we are here to help. Please let us know if you have any questions while completing the application. The full document is 15 pages, but the application itself is pages 9-13. 

Cumberland County Entitlement Jurisdiction members as well as non-profit organizations serving low to moderate income residents of the Cumberland County Entitlement Jurisdiction are able to apply for funding.

Application Materials 

Supplemental Information for Regular CDBG Application Process

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.

Distress Scores

Each community is assigned a score from 0 to 10 points based upon two factors:

  • Percent of low/moderate-income residents of the total community population
  • Percent of low/moderate-income residents in the 25 communities of the Cumberland County Entitlement Jurisdiction

View Distress Scores