Community Development Block Grants: Funding Issues in the 112th Congress and Recent Funding History [June 28, 2012] [open pdf - 439KB]
"The FY2013 budget debate will take place within the context of growing concerns about the need to address federal budget deficits, the national debt, and a sluggish economic recovery following the longest and deepest recession since the Great Depression. The 112th Congress will continue to consider and debate a number of approaches to spur economic activity and job growth, including federal public works and community and economic development programs. On February 13, 2012, the President released the Administration's proposed federal budget for FY2013. The Administration's budget proposal includes $3.143 billion for activities funded under the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD's) Community Development Fund (CDF) account. This includes $2.948 billion for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) formula grants awarded to states, entitlement communities, and insular areas; and $60 million for Indian tribes. The Administration is also requesting $100 million for its Sustainable Communities Initiative (SCI), which did not receive an appropriation for FY2012, and $35 million for capacity-building grants awarded to three national intermediaries to provide technical assistance to local community development organizations."
CRS Report for Congress, R41754