Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Programs

Community Programs

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) administers the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program in all of Iowa’s incorporated cities and counties, except those designated as HUD entitlement areas. Authorized under the Housing and Community Development Act, the main goal of the program is to “develop viable communities by providing decent housing and suitable living environments and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate incomes.” All projects must meet the National Objectives as defined by HUD.

Community Facilities and Services

Assists projects such as day care facilities, senior centers, vocational workshops and storm water projects.

Downtown Revitalization Fund

Rehabilitates blighted downtown buildings.

Employment Transportation

Provides transportation for individuals to travel to job activities or job education opportunities. 

Housing Rehabilitation

Assists communities with preserving existing housing stock and creating new housing opportunities. 

Opportunities and Threats Fund

Funds reserved for communities facing an imminent threat to the public requiring immediate assistance.

Water and Sewer

Assists cities and counties with projects such as sewer, water and wastewater treatment system improvements, storm sewer projects and rural water connections.

Career Link

Assists low and moderate income individuals obtain the training and skills they need to move into available higher-skill, higher wage jobs.

CDBG Resources

For more information, contact:

Community Development / CDBG Team