CDBG Public Service Grants

CDBG Public Service Grants

For the 2018-19 Program Year, the City of Murfreesboro has funded 13 Public Service grants totaling $132,224. A listing of those funded can be found in Section AP-38 of the Fourth-Year Action Plan. The projects funded by the Public Service Grants must benefit low- and moderate-income residents of Murfreesboro. Qualified agencies (must have 501(c)3 tax-exempt status) are invited to apply for these competitive grants.

Service providers are required to verify the income of program participants. Agencies needing guidance should refer to HUD's Technical Guide for Determining Income and Allowances.

The City issued a Notice of Funding Available for the 2019-20 Program Year on January 7, 2019. Visit the Notice of Funding Available page for details about the 2019-20 application process. The deadline for 2019-2019 applications is February 28, 2019.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to review the HUD publication Playing By The Rules: A Handbook for CDBG Subrecipients on Administrative Systems. The PowerPoint for the June 20, 2018, training for subrecipients is here.

HUD requires all subrecipients receiving federal money for projects to have both a DUNS number and a System for Award Management (SAM) CAGE Code. To apply for a DUNS number online, visit To apply for a System for Award Management (SAM) CAGE Code, visit All applicants must provide a current DUNS number and SAMS CAGE Code before the application will be accepted.

Subrecipients are required to submit two progress reports per year. Instructions for completing these reports can be found here.

For more information about the Public Service Grant Program, call the Community Development Department (615-890-4660).