Community Development Block Grant Program


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FY 2020 is year five of the Town's five year Consolidated Plan and Strategy. View the Town's FY 20 AAP here.

To see how the Town spent its FY 19 funding, please see the CAPER here.

Community Development staff administer the Town's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME grants. Overall, the town receives approximately $1.6 million a year in funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)  to fund and oversee community development initiatives for eligible populations in eligible areas of Brookline.

Citizen Participation

Learn more about how the public is involved in the decision-making process for the use of federal funds by reading the Town's Citizen Participation Plan.  

What the Grant Funds

The Community Development Block Grant funds:

  • Programs for children from low- and moderate-income families
  • Nonprofits and social service agencies that benefit youths and the elderly
  • Affordable housing rehabilitation, including the Brookline Housing Authority
  • Public facilities improvements, primarily in the lower Brookline Village / Route 9 corridor

Town of Brookline FY 2021-2025 Consolidated Plan

Every five years, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires the Town of Brookline to create a Consolidated Plan as part of the entitlement funding process for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The Con Plan  serves as the roadmap for the use of CDBG funds over a five year period.  CDBG funds are allocated to address housing and community development needs primarily benefiting  low- to moderate-income families or individuals.  

Process to Complete Con Plan

Needs Assessment
During the months of July 2019 through the beginning of February 2020, the Town will engage in a variety of methods to assess the needs of the community in keeping with the mission of the Community Development Block Grant program. The Town will reach out to community constituencies (through public meetings and surveys), needs assessments and research data from the 2010 Census, 2015 American Community Survey data and other data sources. 

The Town will hold two public hearings to address Housing and Non-Housing Needs. 

You can review the 2016-2020 Consolidated plan here:

Consolidated Plan 2016-2020 (PDF)

CDBG FY 19 Annual Action Plan (PDF).

For Grantees

Below are helpful tools necessary to fulfill your responsibilities as a CDBG grant subrecipient.