Community Development Block Grants/Special Purpose Grants/Insular Areas


To provide community development assistance to the Pacific Islands of American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Virgin Islands in the Caribbean, by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low- and moderate-income. Each activity funded must meet one of the program's National Objectives by: Benefiting low- and moderate-income families; aiding in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight; or meeting other community development needs having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community where other financial resources are not available.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office: Office of Community Planning and Development
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, Public Law 93-383, 42 U.S.C 5306(a)(2).
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
The Island Governments of American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Virgin Islands.
Beneficiary Eligibility
The principal beneficiaries of CDBG funds are low and moderate income persons. Low and moderate income is generally defined as 80 percent of the median income for the territory, as adjusted by family size.
Grantees must certify that they will comply with program requirements as specified in 24 CFR Part 91. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. An environmental impact assessment is required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 2 CFR Part 215 applies as implemented at 24 CFR Part 84. 24 CFR Part 85 also applies to this program. Each Insular Area shall submit a consolidated plan or an abbreviated consolidated plan to HUD no later than 45 days before the start of its program year.
Award Procedure
The Honolulu Field Office and the HUD San Juan Field Office are responsible for reviewing each consolidated plan or abbreviated consolidated plan and approving them if the submissions are in accordance with 24 CFR 91 and the certifications are acceptable to HUD.
Nov 15, 2014 to Aug 16, 2015 Applicants must submit final statements no later than 45 days before the start of its program year.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
45 days.
The procedure is described in regulations (24 CFR Part 570 Subpart O).
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Activities must be eligible under 24 CFR 570 Subpart C.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Financial management and annual performance reports as required by the Secretary. SF-425 Federal Cash Transactions Report. Annual Performance Report details the territory's performance in completing activities undertaken during the program year. Disbursement reports are a standard feature of the Integrated Disbursement and Information System used to access the grantee's line of credit. Program performance monitoring is conducted by field office staff based on risk analysis factors.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
All records applicable to the assistance project must be kept for three years following the submission of the final expenditure report or until all audit findings have been resolved.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Assistance is available until project completion. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Honolulu Field Office and the HUD San Juan Field Office as listed in Appendix IV of the print edition of this Catalog. Or on the Internet, see:
Headquarters Office
Eva C. Fontheim 451 Seventh St. S.W., Room 7184, Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: Phone: 2024023461
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 14 $7,000,000; FY 15 est $7,000,000; and FY 16 est $700,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Funds allocated in FY 2015: American Samoa $1,028,149; Guam $3,036,355; Northern Marianas $970,930; Virgin Islands $1,964,566.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
24 CFR 570, 24 CFR Part 91, 24 CFR Part 58
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.