Community Development Block Grant

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Rhode Island Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program

Newport Entitlement Program

Forms and Reference Materials - Sub-Grantee Submissions

  1. Reference Materials for Completing Applications

CDBG is a federally-funded program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Newport receives its CDBG funding through the Rhode Island Small Cities program, administered by the State of Rhode Island Department of Administration - Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD).

Newport is one of three "Mini-Entitlement" communities within Rhode Island's Small Cities CDBG program (Central Falls and West Warwick are the others). As an Entitlement community, Newport receives annual CDBG funds to be used to benefit low and moderate income residents in a pre-approved Entitlement Area.

Click on the links below to see Newport's 2016 CDBG Application Maps

Entitlement Area Map  Project Locations Map  Existing Land Use Map  2025 Land Use Map 


CDBG funds may be used for a variety of local activities that include capital projects, housing, community services, and Economic Development. All activities must provide benefit to low and moderate income individuals. The City of Newport's CDBG Home Repair Loan Program provides low interest loans for assisting homeowners in making needed repairs to their homes.

Click HERE for more information about the City of Newport's Home Repair Loan Program.

Questions concerning Newport's Community Development Block Grant program may be addressed to:
Paul Carroll
Director of Civic Investment
Newport City Hall (3rd Floor) - Department of Planning & Development
43 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840

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