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.

2024-2028 Consolidated Planning Process and 2024 Action Plan

Every five years as required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the City of Bellevue prepares a Five-Year Consolidated Plan, which identifies housing, economic development and community development needs and priorities for the City and action steps necessary to meet the needs and priorities.

The City of Bellevue is in the process of finalizing the draft 2024-2028 CDBG Consolidated Plan and preparing the 2024 Action Plan. More information is available in the informational presentation here.

As part of the annual Action Plan, the City of Bellevue allocates CDBG entitlement funding through an application process to eligible projects and activities that benefit primarily low- and moderate-income households in our community.  Interested parties are encouraged to submit an application for assistance by the deadline of May 13th for consideration. 

The 2024 CDBG Application Guidelines and Forms are available in the Quick LInks section at For help and guidance during the application cycle, the City will host a technical assistance workshop on Friday, April 12th, beginning at 1:00 pm; the flyer is available here.  During this workshop, CDBG staff will walk interested participants the application process from determining eligibility to completing the required forms and answering any questions. 

Don’t forget – CDBG Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. CT on Monday, May 13th.

For more information please or if you have any questions regarding the City of Bellevue’s CDBG program, please contact Abby Highland, CDBG Program Specialist, at