Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)


Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)


Community Development Block Grant funding is used for a wide range of countywide, regional, municipal, and social service quality of life enhancements targeted principally toward low-to-moderate income and special needs residents throughout Bergen County.  

Relative to the annual allocation the Bergen County Division of Community Development receives, HUD regulations mandate that 15 percent of the funds be used for what is classified as “public service,” viz., expenditures for human resources that largely translate into salary portion supplements for staff and specialists who work for agency and nonprofit social service sub-recipients.

The central purpose of CDBG funding is to help build stronger and more resilient communities through an ongoing process of working with all of Bergen County’s 70 municipalities and eligible nonprofit and county government agencies to identify and address quality of life priorities.  In this regard, six Regional Committees (Northwest, Pascack Valley, Northern Valley, Central, Southeast, Southwest) and a Countywide Committee – all composed of representatives from each municipality – make funding recommendations from the pool of CDBG applications received annually, subject to approval from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

CDBG sub-grants regularly include eligible: (1) municipal infrastructure upgrades (e.g., municipal road repaving; sewer and drainage improvements; playground and park upgrades; handicapped-accessible curb cuts and public building access upgrades, etc.); (2) nonprofit and government agency building upgrades (e.g., HVAC, window, emergency generator upgrades; handicapped-accessible door and restroom upgrades; etc.); (3) nonprofit agency social services staff and specialist enhancements (e.g.,

staff and specialist salary supplements related to child/teen day/after school care; senior day care; senior center activities; homelessness prevention and intervention; domestic violence counseling; tenant and housing counseling; etc.); and (4) nonprofit and government agency economic development (e.g., job training and employment search counseling, etc.).

CDBG also provides: (1) limited down payment assistance to low-to-moderate income individuals and families who qualify through the American Dream First Time Homebuyers Program; and (2) deferred payback loan assistance to low-to-moderate income individuals and families who qualify through the Home Improvement Program (HIP) for major system home repairs/replacements (e.g., new roof, HVAC, sidewalks, windows, siding, porch, plumbing, etc.).  The American Dream Program and Home Improvement Program (HIP) both operate separately from HOME subgrants awarded to approved applicants.

FY2024-2025 ACTION PLAN Public Notice

FY2024-2025 ACTION PLAN Public Notice

FY2022-2023 CAPER Public Notices

FY2023-2024 Action Plan Public Notices

FY2023-2024 Action Plan Public Notices

FY2022-2023 Action Plan Public Notices

Bergen County Community Development Public Notice:

FY2021-2022 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report Public Notice

FY2021-2022 Action Plan Public Notices

Bergen County Community Development Public Notice:

Substantial Amendment For Community Development Block Grant CARES Act Funds(CDBG-CV 3):


FY2020 CDBG, HOME and ESG PROGRAMS Consolidated/Action Plan Public Hearing:


FY2020- 2021 Community Development Application Public Notice:

This is to announce the Bergen County Division of Community Development opening of the annual applications process for municipalities and nonprofit agencies. The applications are available to apply for funding on the following programs for FY 2020-2021:

  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG),
  • Home Investment Partnership (HOME) and
  • Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)

The applications for FY 2020-2021 funding will be available online, please visit the Bergen County website . The applications opening date will begin on September 23, 2019 and are due by December 6, 2019.

Should you have any questions, please free to contact Angela Drakes, Deputy Director, at (201) 336-7225 or email

 James J. Tedesco, III

County Executive

Bergen County

Germaine M. Ortiz 

Freeholder Board Chairwoman

Bergen County

Robert G. Esposito 


Community Development







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FY2019 Action Plan Public Notices:

Contact Us

Angela Drakes

Deputy Director

 Bergen County Division of Community Development

One Bergen County Plaza • 4th Floor • Hackensack, NJ 07601

Phone: (201) 336-7225

Department of Administration and Finance

One Bergen County Plaza • 5th Floor • Hackensack, NJ 07601-7076

Phone: 201-336-7335 • Fax: 201-336-7304