City of Tacoma: 2022 Community Development Block Grant

The City of Tacoma is seeking applications for its 2022 Community Development Block Grant.

Donor Name: City of Tacoma

State: Washington

City: Tacoma

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 11/29/2021

Size of the Grant: $572,680 or $300,000

Grant Duration: 1 year


The primary objective of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is the development of viable urban communities, achieved by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate income.

The 2022 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) is available for funding to be applied toward the following eligible uses:


CDBG National Objectives are:

  • Benefit low and moderate income persons
  • Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums and/or blight
  • Meet community development needs having a particular urgency

Funding Information

  • Housing Assistance: Single-Family Residential Rehab – $572,680
  • Economic Development: Microenterprise Assistance: – $300,000
  • The grant-year begins July 1, 2022 and ends June 30, 2023.

Grant Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for CDBG funds a program/project must accomplish a CDBG Program National Objective and must perform an eligible activity.

National Objective: in order to receive funding a program/project must accomplish one of the CDBG program’s following three National Objectives (24 CFR 570.208).

  • Benefit low and moderate income persons
    • A low or moderate income person is an individual whose household annually earns 80% or less of the Area Median Income.
    • Household is defined as all the people who occupy a housing unit. A household includes the related family members; two or more families living together; and all unrelated people, if any, who share the housing unit regardless of actual or perceived, sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status. A person living alone in a housing unit, or a group of unrelated people sharing a housing unit such as domestic partners or roommates, is also considered a household.
  • Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums and/or blight.
    • A structure is considered blighted when it exhibits objectively determinable signs of deterioration sufficient to constitute a threat to human health, safety and public welfare.
  • Meet community development needs having a particular urgency.

Eligible Activities: In order to meet a National Objective and to be considered for CDBG funds, a program/project must accomplish one of the following eligible activities:

  • Housing Assistance: Residential Rehabilitation and Preservation of SingleFamily Homeowner Occupied Households (24 CFR 570.202(a)(l))
    • Example: Fixing leaking faucets, installing grab bars, and repairing existing health and safety related items in a home belonging to and occupied by a low or moderate-income homeowner.
  • Economic Development: Microenterprise Assistance (24 CFR 570.201(0))
    • Example: Technical assistance to entrepreneurs or owners of microenterprises (businesses of 5 or fewer employees, including the owner(s)). Technical assistance examples are workshops that educate entrepreneurs about topics such as the business cycle, business accounting, and business plans. Technical assistance activities must result in the creation of new microenterprises and in the creation of jobs. At least 51% of the jobs filled as a result of technical assistance provided must be filled by individuals who are low or moderate income.

For more information, visit City of Tacoma.