S. 855: CDBG Public Services Flexibility Act of 2013

Apr 25, 2013
Referred to Committee
0% chance of being enacted
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Bill Nelson
Senior Senator from Florida
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S. 887 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 04, 2011

H.R. 1758 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 25, 2013


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Introduced Apr 25, 2013
Referred to Committee Apr 25, 2013
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1% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted.

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Full Title

A bill to increase the portion of community development block grants that may be used to provide public services, and for other purposes.


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1 cosponsors (1D) (show)

Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

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CDBG Public Services Flexibility Act of 2013 - Amends the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 to revise requirements for activities eligible for community development block grant (CDBG) assistance.
Increases from 15% to 25% the limitation on the amount of CDBG assistance that may be used to provide public services (e.g., those concerned with employment, crime prevention, child care, health, drug abuse, education, energy conservation, welfare or recreation needs).
(Currently, only the city and county of Los Angeles, California, and the city of Miami, Florida, are favored with the 25% limit on the amount of CDBG assistance that may be used to provide public services.)

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