Community Development Block Grant Program

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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

The CDBG program, administered by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides funds around the country to develop viable urban communities. The program successfully provides affordable, decent housing, suitable living environments and expands economic opportunities for low and moderate income persons. The City of Waltham receives funding from HUD each year under the CDBG program, through collaboration with multiple community partners, Waltham is able to deliver successful outcomes each year. Click Here to view the list of this years CDBG partners (2014 - 2015)


Applications for Funding Opportunities

The City of Waltham offers three different types of assistance through the CDBG program (1) funding assistance for social service programs (2) funding assistance for capital facility improvements (3) direct homeowner housing rehabilitation loans. Specific application information is below:


                Application for Social Service Funding Assistance

                Application for Capital Improvements

                Homeowner Rehabilitation Loan Program


Published Plans and Reports

Every 5 years the City of Waltham submits a Consolidated Strategic Plan to HUD, each year following the City submits the Annual Action Plan and at the end of each year a CAPER (Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report) is published documenting the success of each CDBG funded program and project.

Consolidated Strategic Plan 2011 - 2015  

Analysis of Impediments

Citizen Action Plan  

Annual Action Plan (Year 40) 2014 – 2015      

CAPER Year 39 (2013 - 2014)


Helpful Resources for Funded Programs and Projects

                HUDs Manual for Playing by the Rules

                Social Service Program Manual

       Registration Userguide

                Monitoring Guide for Funded Programs + Projects

                Davis Bacon from A to Z (coming soon!)


Standardized Forms

                 Invoicing Standard Form

                Standard Quarterly Report

                 CDBG Income Eligibility Standards

                 Client Intake Form

                 CDBG Monthly Time Record


Popular Links

U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development

OneCPD Resource Exchange Trainings and Webinars

Federal Wages and Davis Bacon

Code of Federal Regulations 24 CFR 570

American Fact Finder Census Information


CDBG Contact Person:
Amanda Mason, Assistant Planning Director | 781-314-3372