Community Development

NOTICE: The Cares Act Funding through the State of West Virginia CDBG-CV Application virtual public hearing (per March 19 Dominion Post Legal Notice) scheduled for Monday, March 29 at 11 a.m. will now be a conference call. Please call 712-770-4927; code 282964 to attend. Any questions can be directed to Robyn Hess at or 304-284-7479.


The Community Development Division is responsible for working with public agencies and local housing and social service providers to implement the City’s federal Community Development Block Grant (C.D.B.G.) program goals and objectives to improve the quality of life for all residents.

Community Development Block Grant

The Community Development Office administrates annual grant monies from the federal government with the goal of providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunities for all Americans.

CDBG Subrecipient Applications

CDBG subrecipient application packets for not-for-profit organizations seeking CDBG funds for FY 2020-2021 are available here. The deadline to submit a completed application packet to Robyn Hess is 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 15, 2021.

The following types of activities may be eligible for funding under the CDBG program:  acquisition of property; disposition costs; improvements to public facilities, including the removal of architectural barriers; demolition and environmental clean-up; public services that are new or a quantifiable increase in the level of service; interim assistance; relocation payments for persons displaced as a result of a CDBG activity; rehabilitation of houses; code enforcement; special economic development activities; special activities undertaken by a community based development organization; home ownership assistance for purchase; planning; environmental; program administration; audit; and other miscellaneous activities.

Community Development Block Grant Materials