Federal Grants Management
The City receives three grants on an annual basis from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to serve low and moderate-income residents in the areas of affordable housing, economic development, community development and public services. The amounts are determined by a formula that considers the City's age of housing stock, population size and degree of poverty, as well as annual funding levels by the U.S. Congress.
Federal Grants Overview
Federal Grants Management is a component within the Community Development Department that also works with the Department of Human Service Programs (DHSP) to manage federal grants. Cambridge receives three substantial “block grants” from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on an annual basis for the purposes of affordable housing, economic development, community development, public services and homeless services. These grants are the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) and the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG).