Community Development Block Grant

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) administers the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program in all of Iowa’s incorporated cities and counties, except those designated as HUD entitlement areas.Authorized under the Housing and Community Development Act, the main goal of the program is to “develop viable communities by providing decent housing and suitable living environments and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate incomes.”

In Iowa, the CDBG program can be used to fund eligible activities, including public facilities such as water and sewer facilities and community buildings; housing rehabilitation; and economic development and job training.  All projects must meet the National Objectives as defined by HUD.

2014 CDBG Application Workshop held in conjunction with the Water & Wastewater Infrastructure Funding Summit.

Please save Tuesday, August 26, 2014 on your calendar for an important session on how to fund water and wastewater projects.  The event will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott in Ankeny, Iowa from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The major funding agencies for water and wastewater infrastructure are the sponsors, including:

  • Iowa Economic Development Authority (Community Development Block Grant);
  • Iowa Finance Authority and Iowa Department of Natural Resources (State Revolving Fund); and
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture (Rural Development).

The focus of the day’s presentations will be on how funding programs interact through the water and wastewater construction permitting processes, tips for packaging multiple funding sources, and state and federal program requirements.

The funding summit is an expansion of the regular CDBG applicant workshop and is targeted to engineering consultants, councils of government and other grant administrators, and potential funding applicants.  The afternoon will include application instructions for all CDBG funds including water/wastewater, housing, community facilities, and downtown revitalization.

2014 CDBG Grant Administrator & Recipient Training

The following documents are available for download:


CDBG-Related Documents

Green Streets Documents

Recipient Income Requirements and Census Information

CDBG Overview Presentation [PDF: 458k]

2014 CDBG Management Guide

Labor Standards Training

Environmental Compliance

Administrative Rules

Financial Documents

Monitoring, Documentation and Reporting

EDSA and PFSA Forms

Project Signs

The sign guides below are available in both a PDF (from Illustrator and may be opened as vector art) and EPS (from Illustrator, down-saved to CS4) vector art file.