Applicant Information

The Cumberland County CDBG Grant Program will distribute funds for community and regional activities in the 2023 program year. The exact amount to be distributed will be determined in the upcoming months.

Eligible Applicants

Municipalities & the County are the only eligible applicants for this program.

Non-profit service providers, businesses or other organizations/entities must apply through a municipality for a local program and through the County for a regional program.

Applicants, except for those sponsored by the County, must demonstrate a 20% local match.  

Applicants must submit “pre-applications” by 4:00pm on December 14, 2022.  Applicants will receive approval to submit a final application by December 21, 2022, at the latest.

Pre-Applications are a separate document and from the  2022 CDBG Application distribution. 

Maximum number of applications:

  1. Community applicants (single community applications) are limited to any combination of two Public Services and General Program applications, and one Planning Grant application.  
  2. Cumberland County is limited to any combination of five Public Services and General Program applications; and two Planning Grant applications.  
  3. Communities may submit an unlimited number of multi-community applications.
  4. The number of “pre-applications” is not limited.  


2023 CDBG Applications

2023 Pre-Application (Fillable PDF) - Due December 14, 2022

2023 Public Service Application - Due January 19, 2023

2023 General Application - Due January 19, 2023

2023 Planning Application - Due January 19, 2023


2023 CDBG Process Timeline

  • Program and Application Workshops:  Wednesday, November 30, 2022 1:30-3:00pm (This meeting is virtual, please email styles@cumberlandcounty.org for a link)
  • Pre-Applications Due:  Wednesday, December 14, 2022 – 4:00 PM
  • Receipt of Approval to Submit Application: Wednesday, December 21, 2022
  • Final Applications Due:  Thursday, January 19, 2023 – 4:00 PM
  • Applicant presentation to Review Team: Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - Morning
  • MOC Review: Wednesday, March 15, 2023 - 2:00PM
  • County Commissioner Public Hearing: Monday, April 10, 2023 - 5:30PM
  • County Commissioner Approval:  Monday, May 8, 2023 - 5:30PM
  • Submission to HUD:  Friday, May 15, 2023

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