Urban Programs

The Urban Programs is a sub-division of the Community Development Division

FY2021 CDBG APPLICATION: CDBG requests are generally for physical/capital improvements and economic development. All CDBG funding requests must support the goals and be eligible activities as outlined in the Consolidated Plan. CDBG activities must benefit low-moderate income individuals. The highest priority needs include: rental housing production; rehab of existing rental or owner housing; public facility and infrastructure improvements; economic development; homelessness and home ownership. Applicants may be public, private, for-profit or non-profit entities. This year, we are developing a new Consolidated Plan alongside the Action Plan. Please refer to the Urban Program’s web page for the current Consolidated Plan for an idea of priorities & goals.

Applications are due December 20, 2019 by 2:00PM. Click here to request the FY2021 CDBG Application.


Our mission is to:
  • Help identify community needs to improve the quality of life for lower-income families and individuals
  • Collaborate with community groups, faith-based organizations, developers and investors
  • Obtain and administer federal, state, local and private resources to address community needs
  • Evaluate program outcomes, impact to the community and effectiveness of the grants
  • Promote Fair and Equal Housing
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Matters Overseen by Nashua’s Urban Programs Department

The City of Nashua is an entitlement community. Meaning we receive Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) each year. These funds are based on a formula and announced each year by HUD. In order to receive these funds, the City of Nashua must prepare a "Consolidated Plan" for approval by HUD at least every five years and an Annual Action Plan for each of those five years.

Consolidated Plan

The Consolidated Plan is a five-year strategic plan that provides a course of action for building livable communities throughout the City. The Plan describes the City’s goals and objectives to address priority needs related to affordable housing, homelessness, non-homeless special needs populations and community development, which includes economic development, revitalization, community infrastructure, and public services.

Click here for a PDF copy of the City's current Consolidated Plan (Including the FY17 Action Plan