Community Development Block Grant

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

The City of Ashland is fortunate to be an Entitlement Community participant in the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.  This program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  Established in 1974, the primary objective of the CDBG program is to develop sustainable communities through improved housing, living, and economic conditions.  Activities under this program must predominately benefit persons of low and moderate income (household income less than 80% of area median income), meet one of the three national objectives, and be a CDBG eligible activity.

The Program Year 2016 is the second year in the City's current 5-year Consolidated Plan (2015-2019) for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Entitlement Program.  The Consolidated Plan was developed through community outreach, citizen participation, input by city staff and approval by the City of Ashland Board of Commissioners.  The development process focused on formal and informal needs assessments with a goal of broadening the scope of CDBG funded activities in an effort to help more low and moderate income people as well as making a visual impact on the community while keeping the projects in alignment with CDBG National Objectives.

CDBG National Objectives are:

  • Benefit low and moderate income persons
  • Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight
  • Meet an urgent need

All projects will be required to meet eligibility requirements under HUD regulations and reflect the current needs of the City's low and moderate income population.  The City is progressing toward attaining its stated Consolidated Plan objective as listed below:

Priority Needs:

  1. Ensure adequate and dependable public facilities are available to provide for basic and essential needs and service.
  2. Ensure adequate and safe infrastructure to meet basic needs of residents.
  3. Provide and/or support adequate, safe and affordable housing.
  4. Support programs that provide housing and services for homeless populations.
  5. Support the restoration of the downtown historic district to provide expanded economic opportunities for low and moderate income persons.

Previous program year CAPER

Grants Administrator:
Cynthia Daniel
P.O. Box 1839
Ashland, KY 41105-1839
Phone: 606-327-2030
Fax: 606-325-8412