SECTION 2: Eligible Activities

This section describes the many categories of activities that may be assisted using CDBG-DR funds. It also discusses a number of ineligible activities that may not be assisted. Guidance is also provided on documenting compliance with the CDBG-DR Consolidated Notice.

Planning and Planning-Only Grants

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There are generally three different ways that planning may be done by a State CDBG-DR grantee:

  • General planning to assist in determining community needs;

  • Planning that is related to implementing a CDBG-DR-assisted project; and

  • Planning for a specific project or activity (“a planning-only grant”).

Some examples of general planning activities are comprehensive plans, community development plans, and neighborhood plans. State CDBG-DR grantees may award “planning-only” grants to units of general local government for studies, analysis, and data gathering.

A Guide on How CDBG-DR Grantees Can Meet the Requirements of the Consolidated Notice