Grants Department

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Welcome to the Mobile County Commission Grants Department webpage. While many of the County's departments apply for and receive grants directly, the Grants Department oversees the community planning and development grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The Mobile County Commission serves as grantee and lead agency of the Mobile County Urban County Consortium for HUD entitlement grants. The Consortium jurisdiction comprises nine incorporated municipalities (Bayou La Batre, Chickasaw, Citronelle, Creola, Mount Vernon, Prichard, Saraland, Satsuma, and Semmes) and all of the unincorporated area of Mobile County, Alabama.

The Grants Department is charged with the development of the Consolidated Plan and the Annual Action Plans for each year of the five-year planning periods covered by the Consolidated Plan. Implementation, administration and responsibility for the operation of the grant programs and activities are under the jurisdiction of the Grants Department. The HUD grant programs include the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the HOME Investment Partnership (HOME), and the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG).

CDBG funds can be used to address a broad range of local housing and community development needs, including infrastructure improvements, construction of community/senior centers, elimination of substandard housing and blight, and public services for low- and moderate-income persons as defined by HUD. ESG funds can be used to address homelessness and homeless prevention activities. Home funds address housing needs for low- and moderate-income persons.

Recent Grant Documents

The Grant Department oversees a variety of grant funds. Below are the documents related to these grants.