Thurston County has been designated an Urban County for the Federal CDBG Program. As the lead entity for this effort the
County, in a partnership with Lacey, Tumwater, Yelm, Rainier, Tenino and Bucoda, receives federal funding to be
used to serve low-income individuals and families in the county outside of the City of Olympia. Olympia operates as
a separate entitlement program for CDBG resources. CDBG can fund a variety of programs including affordable housing, public
facilities, public services, and economic development activities.
Who can apply for funds?
In the Urban County program, CDBG funds are made available on a rotating basis between the City of Lacey, City of Tumwater,
and Thurston County including the Yelm, Rainier, Tenino and Bucoda. Each year the funding is provided for activities that
serve the designated area.
In 2014, funding will serve City of Lacey residents.
In order to be eligible for CDBG funding, a project must meet
one of three National Objectives:
||Must benefit low-
and moderate-income persons
||Must prevent or
eliminate slums or blight, or
||Must address an existing and urgent
community development need that poses a serious and
immediate threat to health or welfare of the community
Please see below for information on the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Assistance for current projects funded in 2013:
- City of Tenino - Sidewalks
- Town of Bucoda - Water System
- City of Yelm – Skate Park
Request for Proposals