Applicant Information

Cumberland County Community Development is accepting CDBG applications for the 2021 grant program year which will run from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022. 

Only Cumberland County Entitlement Jurisdiction members are able to apply for funding. All non-profit organizations wishing to receive funds for a program located in one of these towns/cities must coordinate with the town or city officials to submit an application. Applications will be reviewed by the Municipal Oversight Committee (MOC), which makes funding recommendations to the Cumberland County Commissioners.

Application Materials

Announcement: The 2021 Application Workshop will be held on December 2, 2020 at 2:00pm. Please email for a link to the virtual workshop.  All interested applicants are encouraged to attend this meeting.  

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