Community Development Block Grant

The Federal Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 provides Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for projects that promote the development of viable urban communities by providing decent housing, suitable living environments, and expanded economic opportunities, particularly for persons of low and moderate income.

The Town of Mooresville is a CDBG entitlement community. Each year Mooresville receives funding from HUD for local, non-profit organizations to support programs and activities that contribute to the Town’s cultural, social, and economic vitality.

HUD has not released the FY 24-25 allocations yet, but it is anticipated to be around $220,000.

Starting March 15th, 2024, the Town of Mooresville will accept submissions for projects from all eligible applicants. A general description of the type of eligible projects is summarized below. The list is condensed and simplified from CDBG guidelines. The Town’s CDBG Advisory Committee will review project submissions and make funding recommendations to the Town Board of Commissioners.  Eligible neighborhoods and/or beneficiaries must be located within the Town limits.

Program Goals:
1. Public facilities and infrastructure improvements;
2. Provide public services for low-income residents;
3. Ensure equal access to housing opportunities; and
4. Strengthen economic opportunity through business and job creation.

ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES:
To be eligible for CDBG funding consideration, projects must meet one of the following three national program objectives:
1. Benefiting low- and moderate-income persons;
2. Aiding in the prevention or elimination of slums and blight; or
3. Urgent need (i.e., emergency assistance for disaster relief)

Projects submitted under the low- and moderate-income objective can be qualified by one of two methods. It can be located and primarily serve residents within the “Eligible Area-Benefit Zones” or, it can be approved as a “Direct Benefit” project. A direct benefit project is one serving only low- and moderate-income individuals or households (not exceeding 80% of the area median income), whose eligibility is determined by obtaining income and residency verification.

If the project is being submitted under the objective of aiding in the prevention or elimination of slum and blight, HUD requires documentation substantiating the slum and blighting conditions.

SUBMISSIONS: Proposals for projects must be submitted to the Town no later than April 12th, 2024, at 5 p.m.

Application forms can be obtained from Becca Bleich at bbleich@mooresvillenc.gov or (704) 799-4020 or downloaded here:
Public Projects
Public Service Programs

The 2023-2027 Consolidated Plan and Citizen Participation Plan are the guiding documents for application review.

If you have questions, contact Becca Bleich at bbleich@mooresvillenc.gov or 704-799-4020.