Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Highlight: Are you a recipient of CDBG funding? Are you interested in learning more about the CDBG program? The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) presents OneCPD, an online portal to resources and tools that helps current grantees with implementation of HUD grant programs, and provides a wealth of information to prospective grantees. Visit the CDBG part of the portal to improve a grant application or get technical assistance for a current grant.


The federally-funded Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program provides communities with resources to address a wide range of community development needs related to decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunities. The CDBG Entitlement Communities Program allocates annual grants to larger cities and urban counties to fund a wide range of activities, including training and employment services. For a deeper analysis of the CDBG program and its relationship to workforce development, see CJC’s Assessment of CDBG Spending on Workforce Development in the Metropolitan Chicago Region.

CDBG One-Page Policy Brief

Administrative Agency: Department of Family and Support Services

Funding and Outcomes Data:

DFSS Providers by Neighborhood

For a full listing of current CDBG workforce service providers, as well as lists from previous years, visit the links below.  For a map of 2014 DFSS service locations, which includes information about neighborhood unemployment rates and contact information for alderman, click on the image to the right.