Community Development Block Grant

The FY20/Program Year 45 CDBG application for community organizations is available!

View the funding announcement and application materials.

The Community Development Block Grant Program is a federal grant for housing and community development projects that benefit low and moderate-income persons. For a number of years the City of Rockville has received Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding through an agreement with Montgomery County. Rockville currently receives about $260,000 in CDBG funding annually.

Each year, the city conducts a CDBG public hearing and application process to determine how to allocate CDBG funds. Recently, CDBG funds have been used to rehabilitate different types of housing and provide social services to low and moderate-income community residents.

The following projects were funded by the city's FY18 grant:

Organization Activity Grant Amount
Community Ministries of Rockville CMR proposes to undertake energy efficiency improvements in the Jefferson House. Specifically, the project seeks to repair the existing wooded window sashes and installation of storm windows. The total cost of the project is $22,229. $18,131
Rockville Housing Enterprises (RHE)
In its CDBG grant application proposal, RHE seeks to replace 27 aging water heaters in units in the David Scull site with tank less water heaters. The new tank less heaters will be more efficient and will reduce CO2 emission. The total cost of the project is $108,000. $60,000
City of Rockville Single-Family/owner-occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program Interest free or low interest loans to low and moderate-income families to repair their homes and keep their homes safe and habitable $184,869

The following projects are funded by the City's FY19 grant:

Agency Purpose of Funding
Request Amount
Rockville Housing Enterprises
Replace 15 aging water heaters in units in the David Scull site with tank less water heaters. The new tank less heaters will be more efficient and will reduce Carbon Monoxide emissions. The total project cost is $73,000.
$41,000
Single-Family/Owner Occupied Rehab
Provide repair and rehabilitation services assistance to seven(7) households at an estimated cost of $30,000 for each unit.
$222,000
Total   $263,000