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Community Development Block Grant


The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program administered by the State of Ohio Department of Development provides Portsmouth with an annual direct grant, which we can use to revitalize neighborhoods, expand affordable housing and economic opportunities, and/or improve community facilities and services, principally to benefit low- and moderate-income persons.


The primary statutory objective of the CDBG program is to develop viable communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low- and moderate-income.

The CDBG program is an important financial tool for helping the City of Portsmouth tackle serious challenges facing our community. Using tools such as the City’s Business and Housing Revolving Loan Funds, our Department is able to assist local businesses and agencies in benefitting low- and moderate-income persons in our community.