HUD – CDBG Administered Non-Entitled Counties in Hawaii Program (2014)

Description: The FY 2004 Appropriations Act required the Governor of Hawaii to decide if the State wished to participate in the State CDBG Program by July 31, 2004. The State made the decision not to participate in the program. As a result of this decision HUD administers the non-entitled grants in Hawaii, allocating funds on a formula basis using population, poverty, and housing overcrowding as the basis for allocating funds with the poverty factor carrying a double weight. The FY 2004 Appropriations Act requires HUD to administer the Non-Entitlement CDBG Grants in Hawaii in the same manner that it administers the CDBG Entitlement Grant Program.

HUD’s Honolulu Field Office directly administers the CDBG Program for non-entitlement counties in the State of Hawaii. CDBG is authorized under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, Public Law 93-383, as amended; 42 U.S.C.-530.1 et seq. The Non-Entitlement CDBG Grants in Hawaii offer a source of funding to benefit community needs in but not limited to economic development, housing rehabilitation, public facilities, construction or installation for the benefit of low- to moderate-income persons.

Funding Title: Community Development Block Grant HUD Administered Non-Entitled Counties in Hawaii Program

Agency Name: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Funding Instrument Type: Grant

Express Language for Legal Aid: No

Target population: Low- and moderate-income persons

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

How to Apply: HUD does not provide CDBG assistance directly to individuals, businesses, nonprofit or organizations or other non-governmental entities. If you are interested in participating in this program, you need to contact your local municipal or county officials to find out how the program operates in your area. Participation requirements may differ from one grantee to another.

Eligible Applicants:   CDBG funds may be used for activities which include, but are not limited to:

  • Acquisition of real property
  • Relocation and demolition
  • Rehabilitation of residential and non-residential structures
  • Construction of public facilities and improvements, such as water and sewer facilities, streets, neighborhood centers, and the conversion of school buildings for eligible purposes
  • Public services, within certain limits
  • Activities relating to energy conservation and renewable energy resources
  • Provision of assistance to nonprofit and profit-motivated businesses to carry out economic development and job creation/retention activities

Each activity must meet one of the following national objectives for the program: benefit low- and moderate-income persons, prevention or elimination of slums or blight, or address community development needs having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community for which other funding is not available. A need is considered urgent if it poses a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community and has arisen in the past 18 months.

Generally, the following types of activities are ineligible:

Acquisition, construction, or reconstruction of buildings for the general conduct of government

  • Political activities
  • Certain income payments
  • Construction of new housing (with some exceptions)

Policy and Regulations on Use of Funds:    See

Contact Information:

Categories: Employment, Government Organizations, Housing, Housing and Urban Development, Pass-Through Funds/ Block Grants, Subgrant Possibilities

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