Community Development Block Grant


The MCDA is the City of Marlborough's authorized public agency to apply for the Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program funded by HUD. The CDBG is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. Beginning in 1974, the CDBG program is one of the longest continuously run programs at HUD and provides annual grants on a formula basis to 1,209 general units of local government and states.

The City of Marlborough is not a HUD entitlement city for the CDBG. Instead, the MCDA applies for funding through the Small Cities CDBG program, in which states award CDBG-funded grants to smaller units of general local government that carry out community development activities. Each state develops funding priorities and criteria for selecting projects annually.