Community Development Block Grant Funds

CDBG & the Entitlement Program

From 1975 to 1995, the City of Biddeford captured approximately $15 million in Community Development Block Grant Funds (CDBG) in competition with towns and cities throughout Maine.

In 2004, the City was awarded Entitlement status, joining 5 other Maine cities that receive annual allotments from the federal government and no longer have to compete for state-adminsitered CDBG funds. 

Read the Entitlement Program Summary (PDF), which explains the designation, activities, and process for Biddeford's successful Entitlement Program.