The major CPD funding of over $6 billion for Community Development Block Grants and HOME assistance is provided by formula to states, localities and non-profit organizations for use within broad guidelines related to eligible activities. In addition, over $2 billion is made available by competition to local providers of assistance for the homeless. The emphasis therefore will continue to be on energy advice and guidance. Localities commit considerable funding for rehabilitation of buildings to meet local code standards.
For the community and economic development funding, the Department wishes to assure that the development is done with the utmost energy efficiency and, where possible, that the community is able to offer reliable reasonably priced energy to encourage that development.