Abby Highland
CDBG Specialist

1500 Wall Street
Bellevue, Nebraska 68005

Available by Appointment
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Abby Highland

CDBG Specialist

CDBG Program Overview

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program provides entitled cities and counties with annual funding and resources that can be used to address the particular needs of their community. The program was established by the Federal Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (42 USC 5301) and is administered nationally by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

As the nation’s eighth largest federal grant program, the CDBG program impacts a community’s housing stock, business environment, neighborhoods and public facilities. The objectives of the CDBG program are to develop a viable urban community by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low- and moderate income.

City of Bellevue CDBG Program

Bellevue has been accepted into the CDBG entitlement program beginning in the 2011 fiscal year. As an entitlement community, Bellevue can develop their own CDBG program and funding priorities.The community needs and priorities are outlined in the Consolidated Plan, which is currently being developed. An Annual Action Plan then outlines each year’s projects selected to meet those priorities.

The City provides a portion of its CDBG funds annually on a competitive basis to eligible outside agencies for specific eligible activities that meet CDBG requirements and that will further the City’s goals and objectives. For more information, please use the navigation to the left to view the CDBG guide, forms, and additional information.

CDBG-CV Information

The City of Bellevue has been fortunate to receive a special allocation to our Community Development Block Grant funds that will be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19). This allocation was authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Public Law 116-136, which was signed by President Trump on March 27, 2020, to respond to the growing effects of this historic public health crisis. 

The City of Bellevue received a total of $ 422,032 in CDBG-CV allocation to projects to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus in Bellevue.  The projects approved for funding are outlined in the CDBG-CV Substantial Amendment documents available under Document and Forms.  This webpage will be updated as more information becomes available regarding  CDBG-CV funding.

2023-2024 Action Plan 

The City of Bellevue has begun the process of preparing the 2023-2024 Action Plan for CDBG entitlement funding.  This includes presenting information regarding the CDBG program and eligibility requirements, offering participation opportunities and obtaining citizen input, and hosting a funding cycle to accept applications for funding during FY 2023-2024. 

Applications for funding assistance are due by 4:30 p.m. on April 10, 2023.  A copy of the application form and guidelines is available HERE.  To assist interested applicants, the City will be hosting an application workshop on Thursday, March 9, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers.  During the workshop, information regarding the CDBG program, eligibility requirements and priorities for the program with be reviewed along with a step-by-step review of the application form and guidelines.  All interested organizations, residents, and parties are highly encouraged to attend.  

Remember - the application deadline for CDBG funding assistance is April 10, 2023. 

If you have questions regarding the City of Bellevue’s CDBG program, please contact Abby Highland, CDBG Program Specialist, at