Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

The city is eligible under the Entitlement Grant Program to automatically receive an annual allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. The CDBG Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Housing & Community Development Act Objectives

The City of Pensacola is eligible to receive funding under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. The act establishes as its primary objective the development of viable urban communities, including decent housing and a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunity, principally for persons of low and moderate income. This overall objective is achieved by the program's use of funds designated to projects that give maximum feasible priority to activities that will carry out one of the three national objectives:

  • Benefit to low- and moderate-income families
  • Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blighted conditions
  • Meet an urgent need

CDBG Documents and Plans

The consolidated planning process serves as the framework for a community-wide dialogue to identify housing and community development priorities that align and focus funding from the Community Planning Development (CPD) formula block grant programs.

The Consolidated Plan, which has a duration of 5 years, describes the consortium’s community development priorities and multi-year goals based on an assessment of housing and community development needs, an analysis of housing and economic market conditions and available resources.

The Consolidated Plan is carried out through Annual Action Plans, which provide a concise summary of the actions, activities, and the specific federal and non-federal resources that will be used each year to address the priority needs and specific goals identified by the Consolidated Plan.

Grantees report on accomplishments and progress toward Consolidated Plan goals in the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).

As part of the Consolidated Plan five-year planning process the consortium prepares an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice to reflect the current fair housing situation in the community.