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
Assistant Secretary For Community Planning and Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
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.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 2 CFR Part 200 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.
November 16, 2015 to August 17, 2016 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?
Performance Reports: Program performance monitoring is conducted by field office staff based on risk analysis factors.
Not applicable.
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
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Assistance is available until project completion. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Letter.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
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
James E. Hoemann
451 7th St. SW, Room 7184
Washington, DC 20410 US
Phone: 2024025716
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 16$7,000,000.00; FY 18 Estimate Not Available FY 17 est $7,000,000.00;
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Funds allocated in FY 2017: American Samoa $1,016,081; Guam $3,051,244; Northern Marianas $1,002,451; Virgin Islands $1,930,224
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
24 CFR 570, 24 CFR Part 91, 24 CFR Part 58
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.