Community Development Block Grant (C.D.B.G.)
Clearfield City is an entitlement community that receives federal funding to help meet the housing and community development needs of the city. Grants are provided on an annual basis to entitled communities, which include Clearfield City. Funds received help carry out a wide range of community development activities directed toward economic development, neighborhood revitalization, and improved community facilities and services.
Clearfield City, and all other entitlement communities, develop their own programs and funding priorities and consult with local residents before making final decisions. All CDBG activities must meet one of the following national objectives:
Benefit low- and moderate-income persons
Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums and blight
Meet certain community development needs having a particular urgency.
Some of the activities that can be carried out with community development block grant funds include the acquisition of real property; rehabilitation of residential and nonresidential properties; provision of public facilities and improvements, such as water and sewer, streets, and neighborhood centers; public services; clearance; home ownership assistance; and assistance to for-profit businesses for economic development activities.