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Each year, the federal government distributes community development block grant funds to cities for their local community development projects. The City of Oakland distributes these funds through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program develops urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low- and moderate-income.
How the CDBG Program Helps Oakland
Oakland's CDBG program focuses mainly on physical development activities: community-wide housing, public facilities and improvements, neighborhood revitalization and economic development.
A restricted portion of the grant funds can be spent on public services activities, identified by the Consolidated Plan.