The City of Wheeling, West Virginia


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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

Annually, the City of Wheeling receives a CDBG grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for approximately $1,500,000. The money is used to improve the social and economic conditions of our community.

Wheeling City Council has a lot of discretion as to how and where the money is spent, however, requirements established by Congress and HUD must be followed before the City can use CDBG dollars to fund a project. Broadly speaking, the project must meet one of the three following National Objectives:

1. Benefit to Low and Moderate Income Persons

2. Preventing or Eliminating Slums or Blight

3. Urgent Need

Most often, projects are funded if they meet objective number 1 above, or Benefit to Low and Moderate Income Persons, as this is the primary objective of the CDBG Program.

The City must certify to HUD that at least 70 percent of all CDBG expenditures will be for projects that will benefit Low and Moderate Income Persons (based on aggregate expenditures over a three-year period).
From the region’s largest trail system, to national schools of excellence, to a reorganized municipal government, the City of Wheeling offers a dynamic environment for you, your family and your business. There are many features that are unique to this area and we are proud of them! Our businesses enjoy the business climate as well with our advanced, motivated work force. The work force also enjoys being active in our various professional organizations. The area boasts year-round entertainment, leisure, sports, music, festivals, dining, shopping, and much more.

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