Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
See Bid/RFP documents for additional submission details.
CDBG funds are allocated each year to cities with populations in excess of 50,000 and urban counties. The City of Santa Fe, along with over 1,100 other cities in the country, is an "entitlement city" which means it automatically receives the federal money based on a formula that takes into consideration community needs. These include: the extent of poverty, population, housing overcrowding, age of housing and population growth lag in relationship to other metropolitan areas. Other entitlement cities in New Mexico include Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Rio Rancho and Farmington. HUD allocates the balance of CDBG funds to The State of New Mexico to convey to counties, smaller towns and other sub-recipients like the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority (MFA). The total funds available to the City of Santa Fe vary each year.