Community Development Block Grant

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

As an Entitlement Grantee, the city is eligible to receive an annual allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under the CDBG Entitlement Program. The CDBG program is authorized under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended.

Apply for CDBG Funding through the Neighborly Website.


The FY2020-2025 Five-Year Consolidated Plan and the 2020-2021 Annual Action Plan are now available.


The City receives approximately $120,000 in funding each year from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to allocate to community projects that support:

  • Decent Housing
  • Suitable Living Environment
  • Economic Opportunities

The City partners with community organizations and businesses each year to complete projects that support the above national objectives. Every year, the City solicits input from the public and then drafts an Action Plan for adoption by City Council. The Plan is first reviewed by the CDBG Citizen's Advisory Committee before formal approval by the City Council and HUD.

For more information please contact us at 850-833-9697 or Email Planning Division.

Protect Your Family From Lead in Your Home

Are You Planning to Buy or Rent a Home Built Before 1978?

Did you know that many homes built before 1978 have lead-based paint? Lead from paint, chips, and dust can pose serious health hazards.

Read the Protect Your Family Brochure (PDF) to learn:

  • How lead gets into the body
  • How lead affects health
  • What you can do to protect your family
  • Where to go for more information

State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program

Created in 1992 as part of the William E. Sadowski Affordable Housing Act, The State Housing Initiatives Partnership Program (SHIP) provides funds to local governments as an incentive to create partnerships that produce and preserve affordable homeownership and multifamily housing. The program was designed to provide very low, low, and moderate-income families with assistance to purchase a home, money to repair or replace a home, as well as other types of housing assistance. This assistance is in the form of a deferred payment loan with 0% interest and no monthly payments. A waitlist may exist for this program. Funding is awarded to income-qualified individuals and families on a first-qualified, first-served basis.  For more information, please contact Okaloosa County Housing Staff through the MyOkaloosa Website.