Community Development Block Grants
The Maine CDBG Program serves as a catalyst for local governments to implement programs that:
Are part of a long-range community strategy;or State of Maine Strategic Economic Development Plan
Improve deteriorated residential and business districts and local economic conditions
Provide the conditions and incentives for further public and private investments
Foster partnerships between groups of municipalities, state and federal entities, multi-jurisdictional organizations, and the private sector to address common community and economic development problems; and
Minimize development sprawl consistent with the State of Maine Growth Management Act and support the revitalization of downtown areas.
All CDBG funded activities must meet one of three National Objectives of the program. These objectives are:
Benefit to low and moderate income persons;
Prevention and/or elimination of slum and blight conditions; and
Meeting community development needs having a particular urgency.
SCEC CAN HELP WITH YOUR APPLICATION
All units of general local government in Maine, including plantations, except for the entitlement communities of Auburn, Bangor, Biddeford, Lewiston, Portland and all of Cumberland County with the exception of Brunswick and Frye Island are eligible to apply for and receive State CDBG program funds. County governments may apply on behalf of the Unorganized Territory. Groups of local governments may apply for multi-jurisdictional or joint projects. Multi-jurisdictional applications require designation of one local government as the lead applicant and consent for that designation by each participating local government. Counties may apply for the Public Service program on behalf of a collaboration of communities.
Eligible applicants, including counties as defined above may apply for CDBG assistance on behalf of the five Maine Indian Tribes. Maine Indian Tribes are not themselves eligible applicants. Eligible applicants applying on behalf of a Maine Indian Tribe are permitted to apply in the same 2024 CDBG funding category only if the eligible applicant will not directly benefit from the tribal CDBG project.
2024 CDBG TIMELINE
Letter of Intent Due Date
Application Due Date
By Invitation Only
|January 26, 2024
|March 8, 2024
|1st of the month starting July 1,2024
|By invitation only
|March 22, 2024
|May 19, 2024
|January 12, 2024
|March 1, 2024
|April 26, 2024
|June 7, 2024
|February 23, 2024
|April 12, 2024
*Funding for this program may be available based upon redistribution, reallocation and/or additional allocation from HUD.