Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

In promoting and facilitating Community Development in rural Nevada, the Rural Community and Economic Development Division administers the State and Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. Established in 1982 and administered by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), CDBG funds are spent on projects that help achieve one or more of the following goals:

  • Development of suitable living environments.
  • Supply decent housing.
  • Creation of economic opportunities in rural parts of the state.

Program funds must be spent on projects which primarily serve low- and moderate income persons.

The CDBG Program is a widely appreciated and highly flexible community development tool, and a genuine federal-state-local government partnership. The state receives its CDBG funds from the federal government, and uses those funds to provide grants to units of local government which implement the projects, typically using local contractors and/or non-profit organizations.

In Nevada there are 26 local government entities that can apply for the State CDBG funds. Communities receiving CDBG funds from the state may use those funds for a variety of community development activities, such as:

  • Acquisition of property for public purposes.
  • Construction or reconstruction of streets, water and sewer facilities, neighborhood centers, recreation facilities and other public works.
  • Demolition.
  • Rehabilitation of public and private buildings.
  • Public services.
  • Planning and capacity building activities.
  • Assistance to nonprofit entities for community and economic development activities.\
  • Assistance to private, for-profit entities to carry out economic development activities, including assistance to micro-enterprises.

Here you can access the most frequently used Forms and Guidelines for Grantees

For CDBG Manual, please contact CDBG Program Administrator Jessica Sanders at

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Nevada’s 2024 Annual Action Plan Survey

The State of Nevada receives U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding annually for the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), national Housing Trust Fund (HTF), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) programs. The State is in the early stages of developing the 2024 Annual Action Plan and seeks your input to help shape priorities for the 2024-2025 program year. To make your voice heard, please complete this
no later than March 15, 2024. Also, please share this survey opportunity with all interested parties.
Stay tuned as information on the 2024 Annual Action Planning process and planned public hearings will be posted on the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development website at es .
Thank vou so much for vour time and input!

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2020 - 2024 Nevada Consolidated Plan

Meet The Team

Shari Davis

Director of Rural Economic & Community Development

Jessica Sanders

CDBG Program Administrator

Sarah Lilly-Clark

CDBG Program Specialist

Suzette Manzares

Administrative Assistant

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