The Community Development Block Grant Eligible Area Plan was approved as part of the 2000 Census effort.
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. The annual CDBG appropriation is allocated between States and local jurisdictions. HUD determines the amount of each grant by using a formula comprised of several measures of community need.
The extent of poverty, housing overcrowding, age of housing, and population growth lag in relationship to other metropolitan areas.