Community Development Block Grant Programs

Housing Rehabilitation Program (FY22-23)

Applications for the Housing Rehab Program (funded by CDBG FY22-23) are open as of December 7, 2023. The form will be available both here and at the Economic Development and Planning Office. Feel free to review our program guidelines for more information.

Housing Rehab Application: English

Solicitud del Programa de Rehabilitación de Viviendas: español

*If you are in need of other housing resources, please see our list of resources.

Grant Year FY2022 and FY2023 (a combined award of $1.6M)

The Town of Southbridge was awarded for a combined FY2022 and FY2023 Community Development Block Grant as of August 2023. This round of CDBG will fund:

  • Southbridge's Open Space and Recreation Plan
  • Commercial Rehabilitation
  • Housing Rehabilitation

Grant Year FY2021: in progress  

The Town of Southbridge was awarded funds in July 2022 for the following projects,:

  • River  Street and Crane Street paving, sidewalk, drainage, water, and sewer improvements
  • McCann field  ADA path lighting and security upgrades
  • Code Enforcement (60% Health Code Enforcement Officer and 100% PT Building Code Officer)

Grant Year FY2020: in progress

The Town of Southbridge was awarded its FY20 application in January 2021 for the following projects,.

  • West Street paving, sidewalk, drainage, water, and sewer improvements
  • McCann field ball fields upgrades
  • Code Enforcement


The Town of Southbridge is a "mini-entitlement" community of the Massachusetts Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, funded by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities (EOHLC). CDBG projects must serve persons of low/moderate income or correct slum and blight conditions. We work in target areas. We have two slum and blight target areas at this time: The Downtown Area and the Globe Village Area. We have three low and moderate-income areas within which we are currently working: the Morris/Coombs Neighborhood, the Worcester/ Henry Neighborhood, and our most recent addition, the Crane-Main section of town. 

For more information about the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, email Katie Yoder (kyoder@southbridgemass.org) or contact by phone at 508-764-5402.

Community Development Documents