Applicant Information

Cumberland County Community Development typically accepts applications for upcoming program years beginning in early November and ending in late January. Applications are then reviewed by the Municipal Oversight Committee (MOC), which makes funding recommendations to the Cumberland County Commissioners. Program Year 2016 applications will be available in late October/early November of 2015. 

Supplemental Information

Income Limits

These limits define low-moderate income for Cumberland County. Moderate income is calculated by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) as 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI), adjusted for household size.

Exception Rule

The Cumberland County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program falls under a special rule allowing more locations to quality for "area-wide" activities beyond the standard 51% low- or moderate-income requirement.

One quarter of census block groups in our 25 member communities qualify for area-wide activities under the exception rule.

Distress Scores

Each community is assigned a score from 0 to 10 points based upon two factors:
  • Percent of low/moderate-income residents of the total community population
  • Percent of low/moderate-income residents in the 25 communities of the Cumberland County Entitlement Jurisdiction
View Distress Scores