The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a federal program that provides municipalities with block grants that are used to provide communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community needs. In Chicago, CDBG funds are allocated by City departments for specific programs to address the needs of communities with a multi-faceted approach. These programs and initiatives are often implemented through community organizations and delegate agencies. The following are some of the City’s CDBG funded programs by department:


Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities

Department of Family & Support Services

Department of Planning and Development

Commission on Human Relations