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Comm. Dev. Grant Programs

Grant Programs
The Community Development Office administers the City’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.  These funds, provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), allow the City to assist low-to-moderate income citizens of New Bern in improving their quality of life through vital housing and community development programs.  Programs include rehabilitation of owner-occupied single family housing, assistance to non-profit agencies for Public Service activities, and construction of affordable housing through CBDO activities. For more information about Community Development Grant Programs, please call or Email D'Aja Fulmore at (252)639-7586.

Request for Assistance
The Request for Assistance form is used to identify low to moderate income residents who need assistance with repairs to their homes. This is not a commitment by the City that assistance will be provided, but a means of identifying those in need. The information can be used to identify residents or neighborhoods for future grant applications. For additional information call or Email D'Aja Fulmore at (252)639-7586.

Housing Minor Rehabilitation Program
The Housing Minor Rehabilitation Program is intended to provide assistance to low-moderate income homeowners within the City of New Bern for repairs related to housing related health and safety issues.  Assistance is provided in the form of no-interest, deferred loans. To request assistance please click here.  Request for assistance forms are used to identify low to moderate income residents in need of assistance with repairs to their home.  Completion of this form does not ensure financial assistance.

Persons interested in the Housing Minor Rehabilitation Program must meet basic eligibility*requirements to be considered for assistance.  Persons must: 

  • Reside within the city limits of New Bern

  • Meet income guidelines based on family size

  • Own and occupy the home as the primary residence 

* Eligibility requirements are subject to change without notice.  Eligibility for participation is determined at the time of full application.  Eligibility does not insure the receipt of financial assistance.

Public Services
Assistance is available to nonprofits agencies with a 501(c)(3) tax exemption from the IRS for performance of public service projects and programs that benefit low-moderate income persons.  All such individuals/households served are to be considered low income. In order to be considered applicants must be:

  • Nonprofit agencies with a 501(c)(3) tax exemption status from the IRS

  • Demonstrate proven track record of two (2) years of continuous and active operating experience

  • Currently registered with CCR and have DUNS number 

*-Applicants should be aware that this is a competitive application process for limited funding.  There will be applications for projects that satisfy many of the evaluation criteria, but are not funded.  Successful applications may be funded for less than the amount requested.  *Before submitting an application for Public Services, please contact the City of New Bern’s Community & Economic Development Office at 252-639-7586.

Helpful Documents
Housing Minor Rehabilitation Program Brochure
City of New Bern 2014-2019 CDBG Consolidated Plan and 2014 Annual Action Plan
2016-2017 Annual Action Plan
2016-2017 Public Services Application
CDBG Application for Community Based Development Organization
2017 Paint Your Heart Out

Previous Community Development Projects 
Lawson Creek Neighborhood Sidewalk Installation Environmental Review
Construction of New Single Family Housing by CBDO Environmental Review
Sunshades Environmental Review