Street rehabilitation project in Blue Island, Illinois.
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is the primary community development program of the federal government, and is funded by the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The main objective of the CDBG program is the development of viable communities including decent housing, a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate income. Cook County uses its CDBG funding primarily to support capital improvement projects (e.g., roads, sewers, facilities) and social services, including homeless prevention/intervention, development of public-private partnerships and planning in suburban Cook County.
37 grants for $6.2 million are expected in 2019
Supported $45 million of projects from 2011 to 2018
Projects include roads, sewers, sidewalks, community facilities
$1.6 million projected for 2019
$12 million invested from 2011 to 2018 to community organizations that help find solutions for those in need.