Development Block Grants

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Economic Development Infrastructure Financing (EDIF) Program is designed to expand economic opportunities in rural communities. Local governments can sponsor applications for public infrastructure or economic improvements on behalf of private businesses that will create jobs resulting from those improvements.

While it is federally funded, the Oklahoma Department of Commerce administers the program for the entire state. For additional information on eligibility requirements and potential uses, please review their Website and their Guidance Handbook

Local Success Story
Krebs Brewing Company
An expansion project by Krebs Brewing Company included the City of McAlester acquiring a 50,000 square-foot industrial building through a CDBG–EDIF opportunity. The building was leased to Krebs Brewing Company at an affordable rental rate.