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The Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development offices in the Atwood Building and the Juneau State Office Building are closed to walk-in traffic at this time. We are still open for business and encourage you to contact us via phone or email.

Grants Administration

Community Development Block Grants - Alaska

The goals of the Alaska Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) are to provide financial resources to Alaskan communities for public facilities and planning activities which address issues detrimental to the health and safety of local residents and to reduce the costs of essential community services. The program may also fund Special Economic Development activities which result in the creation of jobs for low and moderate income persons.

CDBG competitive grants are single-purpose project grants; maximum of $850,000 per community. There are three basic funding categories: community development, planning and Special Economic Development.

CDBG programs utilize the resources of the Community Development Block Grant program funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Approximately $2 million is available for competitive grants for the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 19 grant cycle.

Any Alaskan municipal government (except Anchorage) is eligible to apply for the grants. Non-profits may apply as co-applicants for these pass-through funds. In a typical year, applications are distributed to municipalities in late fall, and awards are made the following spring. Federal regulations require 51 percent of the persons who benefit from a funded project must be low and moderate income persons as defined by HUD.

Federal Fiscal Year 2019 application materials are now available online

Note: the following documents must be viewed and printed with Adobe Acrobat. If this application is not already on your system, you can download a copy of this application free at: Adobe Acrobat READER

ATTENTION: You MUST download the PDF to your computer BEFORE you begin filling it in to save your information. Application documents are provided as fillable PDF forms. Some sections are limited by the number of characters and additional pages will be necessary.

FFY 2019 CDBG - Letter of Introduction PDF Version
FFY 2019 CDBG - Application Handbook, Instructions PDF Version
FFY 2019 CDBG - Application Packet PDF Version
FFY 2019 CDBG - Appendix Materials PDF Version
FFY 2019 CDBG - Notice of Intent to submit CDBG Application PDF Version
FFY 2019 CDBG - Workshop Invitation Letter  PDF Version
FFY 2019 CDBG - Application Workshop Flyer PDF Version

Grant Related Resources

For more information about CDBG Grants contact:

Pauletta Bourne

Division of Community and Regional Affairs
Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development 
Location: Fairbanks
Phone: 451-2721
Fax: 451-2742

Judy Haymaker

Division of Community and Regional Affairs
Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
Location: Fairbanks
Phone: 451-2731
Fax: 451-2742