HUD’s Office of Community Planning and Development published an update of its Guide to National Objectives and Eligible Activities: State Community Development Block Grant Program.
The guide is designed to assist state Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) grantees in ensuring that their CDBG-funded activities are both eligible and address a CDBG national objective, as established by law. The national objectives are benefiting low and moderate income people, helping to prevent or eliminate slums and blight, and meeting an urgent need, such as a natural disaster. The Guide describes eligible activities and the process for selecting activities that properly address a national objective. In addition, the Guide contains the complete set of regulations as well as key portions of the statute, along with important policy notices and memoranda.
The updated Guide incorporates statutory, regulatory, and other guidance changes issued since the previous version in 2002, including:
- Use of data from the American Community Survey in determining the service area for area benefit activities,
- Changes in the eligible use of funds for administrative expenses and technical assistance,
- Revisions to the definition of “family” and “household,”
- Application of statutory provisions regarding “job pirating,” and
- Addition of the CPD notice on Timely Distribution of State CDBG funds (Appendix L).
The updated guide is at https://www.hudexchange.info/resource/2179/guide-national-objectives-eligible-activities-state-cdbg-programs/?utm_source=HUD+Exchange+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=30e2d97fb0-HUD+Publishes+Updated+Guide+to+National+Objectives&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f32b935a5f-30e2d97fb0-18459941