The primary objective of the CDBG Program, as set forth by Congress is "the development of viable urban communities, by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate income."
Federal regulations define persons who are low and moderate-income as households earning under 80% of the area median income, as determined by HUD, adjusted by household size.
The 2019 CDBG Application Is Now Available to Download
Montgomery County administers CDBG funds on behalf of all Montgomery County communities, excluding the cities of Dayton and Kettering. The Community Development Advisory Committee is comprised of officials and volunteers representing participating jurisdictions and provide guidance to Montgomery County regarding CDBG funding and program guidelines decisions.
The types of organizations eligible to apply for CDBG funds include:
- Units of general purpose government for "balance of County" villages, municipalities, and townships
- Private, non-profit organizations, small business investment corporations, or community development corporations, with specific community development and/or housing programs
- Institutions of higher education
CDBG projects must meet one of three national objectives established for the Community Development Block Grant Program:
- National Objective #1: Activities Benefiting Low- and Moderate-Income Persons
- National Objective #2: Activities Which Aid in the Prevention or Elimination of Slums or Blight
- National Objective #3: Activities Designed to Meet Community Development Needs Having a Particular Urgency
Montgomery County’s Business Solutions Center gives businesses a gateway to find resources, navigate government requirements, identify local and state incentives, plan workforce development, or simply network with business people.
BusinessFirst! For a Greater Dayton Region is a regional business retention and expansion program that spans 5 counties, 34 jurisdictions, and can connect you and your business to almost 100 resource partners to help our region's businesses grow and flourish. We are the single-point of contac...
The BusinessFirst! Relocation Program offers companies and candidates, new to the Dayton Region, resources to help them learn about the area.
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is designed to promote community growth through low-interest fixed-asset financing for acquiring land, buildings, or machinery and equipment.
The CDBG Program is for the development of viable urban communities, by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities, for persons of low and moderate income.
Established in April 2010, the Dayton Region-Israel Trade Alliance (DRITA) promotes business development and identifies collaboration opportunities for companies in the Dayton Region and Israel.
The Dayton Regional Green (DRG3) Initiative was created in 2007 to enhance the quality of life and environmental assets in the region by growing the economy, protecting a healthy environment and promoting social responsibility. DRG3 currently has more than 500 green certified businesses who participat...
If you’re looking to finance new construction or improve existing facilities, the Dayton-Montgomery Port Authority can assist you in securing funds and finding affordable construction options.
Enterprise Zones are designated areas of land in which businesses can receive tax incentives in the form of tax exemptions on eligible new investments.
Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) benefits can include expedited shipments, reduced transportation costs, reduced paperwork, quota restricted materials, duty deferral, duty elimination, duty reduction, Customs fees management, or state inventory tax exemption.
Small business is the lifeblood of Montgomery County, which is why the MicroEnterprise Program was created to help forward-thinking, strategic entrepreneurs grow their operations through the use of grants that range from $2,500 to $25,000. The program targets established small businesses with a storefront, 5 or fewer employees...
Montgomery County’s ED/GE Program, is a competitive incentive program designed to benefit companies that create and retain local jobs by investing in their growth in Montgomery County.
The incentive grant program for businesses will provide funding to enhance, increase and promote:
Recycling in the County
All businesses located within Montgomery County are eligible to participate in the program provided the organization:
Agrees to enter into a grant agreement in the form o...
The Mobile Workforce Unit, a 38-foot Freightliner coach outfitted with state-of-the-art technology, will serve as an extension of the services already available to Montgomery County residents at The Job Center on Edwin C. Moses Boulevard in Dayton, Ohio. It will function as one more innovatio...
About Opportunity Zones
An Opportunity Zone is a low-income community where new investments may be eligible for preferential tax treatment. Localities qualify as Opportunity Zones if they have been nominated for that designation by the state and that nomination has been certified by the Secretary o...
Eligible adults and dislocated workers can receive on-the-job training. Workers can enhance their prospects for long-term employment, and businesses get talented individuals who already have been exposed to specific skillsets and tasks, work settings and processes, tools and methodologies.
The property assessed clean energy (PACE) model is an innovative mechanism for financing energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements on private property. PACE programs exist for commercial or residential properties.
PACE programs allow a property owner to finance the up-front cost of energy or other eligibl...
The TID is a special purpose local government created by the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners to finance and expedite high priority transportation improvement projects that support economic development.
OhioMeansJobs|Montgomery County serves as the singel point of contact for a wealth of business services including recruitment assistance, job posting services, screening services, job fairs, labor market information, and more!