Congress passed Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, and under Title II of the National Affordable Housing Act of 1990 as amended, authorizing the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The program includes three (3) grants administered through Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the purpose of providing essential community development and housing assistance. Westchester County administers the program for cooperating municipalities also known as the Westchester Urban County Consortium (UCC).

HUD offers three grants under the CDBG umbrella: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) and the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG). HOME and ESG have a fact sheet for the grant programs.

The program solicits, on a three-year cycle, worthy applications for projects that are consistent with the approved Consolidated Plan and the annual Action Plan adopted by WUCC. Applicants must be part of the WUCC and can be a non-profit or municipality. Projects funded are construction of public facilities and improvements and community services. HOME applications are accepted on a rolling basis.


The UCC currently consists of 31 communities and is open annually for municipal jurisdictions who wish to join the next year.

The 2024 Westchester Urban County Consortium consists of:

Ardsley, Bedford, Briarcliff Manor, Bronxville, Cortlandt, Croton-on-Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, Elmsford, Greenburgh, Hastings-on-Hudson, Irvington, Larchmont, Lewisboro, Mamaroneck Town, Mamaroneck Village, Mount Kisco, New Castle, North Salem, Ossining Town, Ossining Village, Peekskill, Pelham Village, Pleasantville, Port Chester, Rye Brook, Rye Town, Scarsdale, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Tuckahoe and Yorktown.

To better understand the makeup of the municipalities who are members of the UCC, you can view the Census and Statistics and visit the HUD Low and Moderate income areas data dashboard.

Interested Agencies or persons should contact Blanca P. Lopez, Commissioner of Planning by phone at (914) 995-4402 or by e-mail at . For HOME inquiries, please contact Leonard Gruenfeld at 914-995-2409 or by e-mail at .

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program
Grant funding and design assistance is available for the implementation of public facilities improvements in income-eligible areas and public service projects for income-eligible clients.

The CDBG FY 25-27 Application Infomation Session was held on Tuesday, April 23 at Greenburgh Town Hall. The information session discussed the next 3-year application cycle, including the submission of up to four projects totaling a maximum cap of $800,000 in requests per applicant. 

Applications are available and due by August 16, 2024. You must install the ArcGIS Survey123 app In order to complete the online CDBG application.

For more information contact Kim Holland, Program Administrator by phone (914) 995-3761 or by e-mail at  

Eligible activities: Infrastructure improvements, neighborhood facilities expansion and rehabilitation, housing rehabilitation, code enforcement, economic development loans, public services and park rehabilitation.

Eligible grant recipients: Municipalities, Public Housing Authorities and Not-for-Profits agencies within the UCC.

Application Resources

CDBG Application Information Session FY 2025 - 2027 Presentation, April 23, 2024

CDBG FY 2025 - 2027 Application Fact Sheet

CDBG Program Manual

CDBG Online Application Manual 

CDBG Environmental Review Fact Sheet

Online Application System Questions contact Douglas Wessellls at (914) 995-2045 or by e-mail at

Questions e-mail

Consolidated Plan FY 2024-28

Westchester County is currently working with Civitas, LLC., a community development firm to develop its Consolidated Plan FY 2024-2028. This 5-year plan, will serve as a framework to identify housing and community development priorities within the County Consortium that aligns with annual funding received from HUD.

The Planning Department welcomes your participation in this process in person or by taking one of the following surveys.

Community Development Advisory Group (CDAG) 

Established in 1976, the Community Devlopment Advisory Group (CDAG) complements the citizen participation for the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and the HOME Investment Partnership Programs for the Westchester Urban County Consortium. Each year, the group advises the County Executive, through the Planning Department staff, on the programs and priorities contained in the application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. At full complement, CDAG consists of members from each participating municipality who each serve a term of at least one year, are appointed by the chief elected official, and representatives from several consortium-wide non-profit agencies. CDAG meets several times a year. For a copy of the CDAG manual please e-mail Gaitre Rambharose, Program Admisitrator at