Applicant Information

Cumberland County's Community Development Office will be accepting applications for 2021-2022 funds in November 2021. We will upload a copy of our application for those funds in mid-late October 2021. 

Cumberland County Entitlement Jurisdiction members as well as non-profit organizations serving low to moderate income residents of the Cumberland County Entitlement Jurisdiction are able to apply for funding.

Supplemental Information for Regular CDBG Application Process

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