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Community Development Block Grant

Huntsville’s Community Development department administers the Community Development Block Grant program, known as CDBG. This federally funded program supports activities to build stronger and more resilient communities. Eligible activities for grant recipients include:

  • INFRASTRUCTURE: Construction of sewer, drainage, streets and sidewalks in qualifying neighborhoods
  • ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Provide economic and workforce development for low to moderate-income individuals.
  • PUBLIC FACILITIES: Improve and develop public facilities, parks, and community resource centers to enhance neighborhood stabilization and support public services.
  • HOUSING REHABILITATION: Construction and rehabilitation of neighborhood parks and other community facilities in low to moderate-income neighborhoods.


Rehabing owner-occupied homes improves living conditions through exterior modifications. Homeowners must be low- to moderate-income and/or certified disabled.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must own the home. Rental or leased property is not eligible
  • Must be 62 years of age or older and/or certified disabled
  • Must reside at the property of the requested assistance
  • Total gross household income from all sources cannot exceed 80% of the area median income, adjusted for family size as currently determined by HUD. View HUD Income Limits 2023

Request for Assistance 

Please complete the following application to apply for assistance. (Link for application). Contact comdev@huntsvilleal.gov for any questions.

Volunteers Needed!

Individual and volunteer groups from Huntsville’s robust community of corporations and organizations help create a safe and healthy living environment for seniors and the disabled. Volunteers are needed to assist with critical home repairs including yard cleanup, exterior painting, siding, roofing and securing doors and windows. For more information on how to volunteer contact comdev@huntsvilleal.gov.


CDBG may provide funding for social services activities including, but not limited to, childcare, health care, job training, recreation programs, education programs and many others. In addition, the program can cover the cost of operating and maintaining the portion of a facility where the public service is located.


2023 CDBG Recipients:

  • Alabama Non-Violent Offenders Organizations, Inc. (ANVOO)
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of North Alabama, Inc.
  • Harris Home for Children, Inc.
  • First Stop, Inc.
  • Village of Promise, Inc.
  • HATCH HSV, Inc.
  • ENABLE Madison County, Inc.

2024 CDBG Request for Proposals: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Public Services Funding

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  • Phone:


  • Address:

    Community Development Office

    120 Holmes Ave NE

    Huntsville, AL 35801

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  • Email:


    Scott Erwin


  • Hours:

    Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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