Wilkes County applies to the State Division of Community Assistance for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.
In general, CDBG funds may be used to carry out a wide range of Community Development activities directed toward neighborhood revitalization, economic development, and the provision of improved community facilities and public services.
Specific activities may include and are not limited to the rehabilitation of blighted and deteriorated housing, construction of streets, water and sewer facilities. Also, for-profit businesses may be assisted in carrying out economic development activities, which generate jobs in the community. Beneficiaries of the CDBG program must be low-and moderate-income families and in some cases very low income families.
Scattered Site Housing Rehabilitation Program
Currently, under the CDBG program Wilkes County offers a Scattered Site housing Rehabilitation Program to qualified economically disadvantaged homeowners in the county. The program goal is to assist those who live in their homes to make the necessary repairs needed to bring the house up to an acceptable program standard.