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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 nonprofit agencies for public service project, and construction of affordable housing through CBDG activities. For more information about Community Development Grant Programs, please call or Email D'Aja Fulmore at (252)639-7586.

The City of New Bern has prepared its FY 2019-2023 Five Year Consolidated Plan and FY 2019 Annual Action plan. These plans are required by HUD so the City can receive its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. The City has retained a planning consulting firm, Urban Design Ventures, LLC, to assist in the preparation of these planning documents.  Surveys identifying resources and unmet needs have been collected and the information is being evaluated.  

The City of New Bern is required to adopt a Citizen Participation Plan that meets HUD's minimum requirements as set forth in the regulations for "Consolidated Submission for Community Planning and Development Programs" (24 CFR 91 Subpart B). The Citizen Participation Plan provides for and encourages citizens, organizations, businesses and other stakeholders to participate in the development of the Consolidated Plan, any substantial amendments to consolidated plan, and the annual performance report. This plan describes how the City of New Bern encourages and promotes participation through the establishment of policies and procedures for participation in the implementation of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).  Please click on the link below for more information:
Amended 2020 Community Development Block Grant Citizen Participation Plan 

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Subrecipient Public Services Program

This program is open to 501(c)(3) organizations who support community improvement projects or services with priorities in housing, homelessness, special needs, community and economic development, or administration, planning and management.  

Notice of Deadline Extension
The City of New Bern is accepting applications for the CDBG 2024 Subrecipient Public Services Program.

Applicants must be certified 501(c)3 organizations to apply. Only one application per organization will be accepted. All activities must meet all CDBG guidelines and regulations established by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and other local restrictions established by the City of New Bern. Programs and activities must benefit low to moderate income individuals and families within the city of New Bern.

Click here to access the application.  All applications must be submitted by 4pm on Thursday, May 9, 2024 and can be emailed to D'Aja Fulmore by clicking here. Or, you can hand deliver them to Development Services, Attn: D'Aja Fulmore, 303 First Street, in New Bern, Monday through Friday between 8am and 5pm (excluding holidays). 

CDBG Housing Rehabilitation Program
Click here for the
CDBG Program Policies & Procedures
Click here for the
Housing Rehab Program Application Checklist
Click here for the
Housing Rehab Program Application

The City of New Bern announces a housing rehabilitation program available to homeowners (owner-occupants) who qualify. Funds for this program come from a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The City of New Bern is the administrator of the program and we are working with two subrecipients who will be accepting and processing all applications. The subrecipients are listed below and owner-occupants are encouraged to contact them to apply.

Duffyfield Phoenix Project, Inc., 201 Johnson Street
Contact them by calling (704)562-9608 or by emailing
Assisting low- and moderate-income homeowners within the city with housing rehabilitation through their Minor Housing Rehabilitation Program (MHRP). Up to $10,000 per household. MHRP will not provide full house rehabilitation. Eligible repairs include:

    • Roof replacement/repair
    • Window replacement/repair
    • Insulation repair/installation
    • HVAC replacement/repair
    • Plumbing and electrical replacement/repair
    • Floor replacement/repair in areas with major deterioration
    • Minor exterior repairs
    • Accessibility improvements to make the home ADA compliant

Religious Community Services (RCS), 919 George Street
Contact them by calling (252)633-2767 or by emailing
Assisting low-and moderate-income homeowners within the city with repairs and/or replacement of appliances through their RCS-CDBG: Restore program. Up to $10,000 per household. Eligible repairs include:

    • HVAC system repair/replacement
    • Hot water heater repair/replacement

The funds used for assistance will be a five-year forgivable loan secured by a lien on the property.  The loan will reduce 20% on the anniversary of the project completion until the fifth year ending the commitment.   In the event the owner-occupant sells the property, transfers the property, or the property is no longer the principal residence of the owner-occupant, the remaining balance of the forgivable loan will become due and payable.

For questions regarding the CDBG program, please contact D'Aja Fulmore, Community Development coordinator by calling (252)639-7586 or by clicking here to email.

Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
In accordance with the Federal regulations found in 24 CFR Part 570, the City of New Bern, North Carolina has prepared this Draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the period of July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022. The CAPER describes the activities undertaken during this time period for funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG). The projects/activities and accomplishments described in this CAPER principally benefit low- and moderate-income persons and the funding has been targeted to neighborhoods where there is the highest percentage of low- and moderate-income residents in the City of New Bern. The following is the overall program narrative based on the Five Year Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plans, as amended.

Helpful Documents
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
CDBG Citizen Participation Plan Amended May 12, 2020
CDBG FY 2020 Annual Action Plan
CDBG FY2021 Annual Action Plan
CDBG FY2022 Annual Action Plan
CDBG FY2023 Annual Action Plan

Substantial Amendments for FY 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021 Annual Action Plans, please see links below:

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