The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) develops viable urban communities and expands economic opportunities for low-to-moderate income people. Bexar County has broad discretion in how CDBG funds are utilized, but all activities must (1) benefit low- or moderate-income households, (2) prevent or eliminate slums or blight, or (3) meet a need having a particular urgency.
Eligible CDBG activities include:
Public Service Activities
Infrastructure and Public Improvements
General Administrative and Planning Activities
In order to be eligible for CDBG funding, a project must meet one of the three national objectives. The principal national objective is that the project must benefit persons of low to moderate-income. The projects must also be an eligible activity.
To use the CDBG grant funds, Bexar County adheres to the policies and procedures manual. Non-profit organizations and local participating cities will be required to adhere to the policy and procedures manual in the delivery of services utilizing CDBG grant funds.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT - CORONAVIRUS (CDBG-CV)
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act of 2020 (CARES Act) provided for a supplemental appropriation of Community Development Block Grant funds to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the spread of COVID-19.
Bexar County is working with Meals on Wheels of San Antonio to deliver 434,738 home-delivered meals, along with wellness and home safety checks, to 795 seniors (age 62+) in unincorporated Bexar County and the following participating cities: