Abby Highland
CDBG Specialist

1500 Wall Street
Bellevue, Nebraska 68005

Available by Appointment
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Abby Highland

CDBG Specialist

CDBG Program Overview

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program provides entitled cities and counties with annual funding and resources that can be used to address the particular needs of their community. The program was established by the Federal Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (42 USC 5301) and is administered nationally by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

As the nation’s eighth largest federal grant program, the CDBG program impacts a community’s housing stock, business environment, neighborhoods and public facilities. The objectives of the CDBG program are to develop a viable urban community by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low- and moderate income.

City of Bellevue CDBG Program

Bellevue has been accepted into the CDBG entitlement program beginning in the 2011 fiscal year. As an entitlement community, Bellevue can develop their own CDBG program and funding priorities.The community needs and priorities are outlined in the Consolidated Plan, which is currently being developed. An Annual Action Plan then outlines each year’s projects selected to meet those priorities.

The City provides a portion of its CDBG funds annually on a competitive basis to eligible outside agencies for specific eligible activities that meet CDBG requirements and that will further the City’s goals and objectives. For more information, please use the navigation to the left to view the CDBG guide, forms, and additional information.


2024-2028 Consolidated Planning Process and 2024 Action Plan

Every five years as required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the City of Bellevue prepares a Five-Year Consolidated Plan, which identifies housing, economic development and community development needs and priorities for the City and action steps necessary to meet the needs and priorities.

The City of Bellevue is in the process of finalizing the draft 2024-2028 CDBG Consolidated Plan and preparing the 2024 Action Plan. More information is available in the informational presentation here.

The proposed funding recommendation is included in the draft 2024-2028 Consolidated Plan and 2024 Action Plan. Please click here to see the plan. 

A public hearing regarding the draft 2024-2028 Consolidated Plan and 2024 Action Plan will be held on August 6, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. during the city council meeting.  A notice and supplemental information is available here.

For more information or if you have any questions regarding the City of Bellevue’s CDBG program, please contact Abby Highland, CDBG Program Specialist, at