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Community Development Block Grant

The FY19/Program Year 44 CDBG application for community organizations is available!
Click here for the funding announcement and application materials.


The Community Development Block Grant Program is a federal grant for housing and community development projects that benefit low and moderate-income persons. For a number of years the City of Rockville has received Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding through an agreement with Montgomery County. Rockville currently receives about $260,000 in CDBG funding annually. More background on CDBG is available here.

Each year, the City conducts a CDBG public hearing and application process to determine how to allocate CDBG funds.  Recently, CDBG funds have been used to rehabilitate different types of housing and provide social services to low and moderate-income community residents.


The following projects were funded by the City's FY17 grant:

Organization
 
Activity Grant Amount
 The City's Single-Family/owner-cooupied Housing Rehabilitation Program
Interest free or low interest loans to low and moderate-income families to repair their homes and keep their homes safe and habitable.
$164,385
 
Community Ministries of Rockville-Jefferson House
CMR will make interior repairs to the historic structure to provide a safe and healthy home for Jefferson House residents. Repairs will include renovating two bathrooms.

$16,900
Rockville Housing Enterprises
(RHE)

CDBG funds will be used to replace existing smoke alarms and install additional smoke alarms in approximately 35 public housing units. RHE will be installing hard-wired smoke alarms with battery back-up in every bedroom, and replacing smoke alarms in common areas with smoke alarm/carbon monoxide detector combination units.
$50,000

 
The following projects are funded by the City's upcoming FY18 grant:
Organization
Activity Grant Amount
Community Ministries of Rockville
CMR proposes to undertake energy efficiency improvements in the Jefferson House. Specifically, the project seeks to repair the existing wooded window sashes and installation of storm windows. The total cost of the project is $22,229. $18,131
Rockville Housing Enterprises (RHE) 
In its CDBG grant application proposal, RHE seeks to replace 27 aging water heaters in units in the David Scull site with tank less water heaters. The new tank less heaters will be more efficient and will reduce CO2 emission. The total cost of the project is $108,000. $60,000
City of Rockville Single-Family/owner-occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program Interest free or low interest loans to low and moderate-income families to repair their homes and keep their homes safe and habitable
$184,869