On June 19th, the House Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee passed a $44.1 billion appropriations bill that included a $1.4 billion reduction in funding for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. FY 2013 funding levels are currently $3.07 billion and the new proposed cuts would reduce  the funding amount to $1.6 billion.

NACo Action Request

, especially those that are on the T-HUD appropriations subcommittee, and urge them not to make such a drastic cut to the CDBG program. Specifically, let them know what projects CDBG has funded in your county and/or how a certain project would not have been possible without CDBG. Ask them to consider offering an amendment to increase funding for CDBG during the full appropriations committee mark-up on June 27. Members of the House Appropriations Committee are listed below.




  • Harold Rogers, Kentucky, Chairman
  • C.W. Bill Young, Florida
  • Frank R. Wolf, Virginia*
  • Jack Kingston, Georgia
  • Rodney P. Frelinghuysen, New Jersey
  • Tom Latham, Iowa*
  • Robert B. Aderholt, Alabama
  • Kay Granger, Texas*
  • Michael K. Simpson, Idaho
  • John Abney Culberson, Texas
  • Ander Crenshaw, Florida
  • John R. Carter, Texas
  • Rodney Alexander, Louisiana
  • Ken Calvert, California
  • Jo Bonner, Alabama
  • Tom Cole, Oklahoma
  • Mario Diaz-Balart, Florida
  • Charles W. Dent, Pennsylvania*
  • Tom Graves, Georgia
  • Kevin Yoder, Kansas
  • Steve Womack, Arkansas
  • Alan Nunnelee, Mississippi
  • Jeff Fortenberry, Nebraska
  • Tom Rooney, Florida
  • Chuck Fleischmann, Tennessee
  • Jaime Herrera Beutler, Washington*
  • David Joyce, Ohio*
  • David Valadao, California
  • Andy Harris, MD, Maryland


  • Nita M. Lowey, New York, Ranking Member
  • Marcy Kaptur, Ohio
  • Peter J. Visclosky, Indiana
  • José E. Serrano, New York
  • Rosa L. DeLauro, Connecticut
  • James P. Moran, Virginia
  • Ed Pastor, Arizona*
  • David E. Price, North Carolina*
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard, California
  • Sam Farr, California
  • Chaka Fattah, Pennsylvania
  • Sanford D. Bishop, Jr., Georgia
  • Barbara Lee, California
  • Adam B. Schiff, California
  • Michael M. Honda, California
  • Betty McCollum, Minnesota
  • Tim Ryan, Ohio*
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Florida
  • Henry Cuellar, Texas
  • Chellie Pingree, Maine
  • Mike Quigley, Illinois*
  • Bill Owens, New York



Click here to view NACo’s Legislative Brief on the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.  If you have questions or need assistance, contact Daria Daniel at ddaniel@naco.org or 202.942.4212.