The City of Marietta receives Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Community Development (HUD) annually. The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program provides annual grants on a formula basis to states, cities, and counties to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons.
The Community Development Division manages homeowner rehabilitation projects, homeownership assistance, public facility and improvement projects, and public service activities. Public facility and improvement projects are public infrastructure and provide adequate and safe access to low to moderate income communities, especially in neighborhood revitalization areas. They also increase the residential and commercial desirability of low to moderate income areas by rehabilitating dilapidated commercial buildings and storefronts.
Priorities for funding projects are based on the corresponding priorities in the 5-Year Consolidated Plan Opens a New Window. and yearly Annual Action Plans. The amount of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds used for public services shall not exceed 15% of the total allocation, and total Admin & Planning funds cannot exceed 20% of the total allocation.