Community Development 

Jonseboro-Roque Bluffs Fire Sub-StationWCCOG assists Washington County communities seeking state, federal and other support for local planning and development.

Community Development Block Grants

SAVE the DATE: Thursday November 9, 2017 at 11AM DECD Office Burton Cross Building 3rd Floor:

CDBG 2018 Proposed Program Statement Public Hearing

Last year (FY2017), Maine's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, administered by the Office of Community Development, made grants worth $10.7 million to Maine communities.

In FY2018, the program will make grants worth over $10.6 million.

Income Surveys and the 2014 release of American Community Survey Data

With the release of income data from the American Community Survey, thirteen Washington County towns that were formerly eligible for CDBG are no longer eligible and 5 municipalities are now eligible. Download a list of the changes in eligibility here. Several Washington County towns are exercising their right to prepare a town wide income survey of residents to challenge the data in the American Community Survey. More information on the need to prepare an income survey is available here.

Specific grant programs are available to eligible community to assist with (click on each category for example projects in Washington County):

CDBG Grant Writing Resources

WCCOG is a source of information and grant preparation assistance for the Community Development Block Grant program. We can also help your community identify sources of matching funds. Various forms related to the CDBG Program as well as applicable deadline information. The calendar for FY2018 is available below.

Map of Census Blocks in Washington County
Check the status of your community's Comprehensive Plan

CDBG Deadlines for the FY2018 Program Year*

Click here for a single page PDF of the CDBG Deadlines for the FY2018 Program Year for posting at your desk.

NOTE - Links to all of the following Forms in WORD and PDF format can be downloaded

from the Applications Process page of the Office of Community Development web site.


Letter of Intent Due Date

Application Due Date By Invitation Only

Downtown Revitalization

January 26, 2018

March 30, 2018

Economic Development

February 23, 2018

May 25, 2018

Housing Assistance

March 9, 2018

May 4, 2018

Micro-Enterprise Assistance

February 9, 2018

April 27, 2018

Public Infrastructure

January 19, 2018

March 30, 2018

 Public Service

May 4, 2018

June 22, 2018

Underground Storage Tank

January 19, 2018


Special Projects/Urgent Need



* funding for these programs may be available based upon redistribution, reallocation and/or additional allocation from HUD.

For more information, please contact Judy East (454-0465).