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National Objective Code Descriptions

The National Objective Code of each CDBG activity determines the sequence of screens
you will need to complete to keep the activity updated with accomplishments. For
instance, if you select a National Objective Code of LMH, you will enter data on the
screens associated specifically with Low Mod Housing.

The NOCs are listed below along with descriptions and applicable CFR citations.

Code
Description
24 CFR Citation
LMA
Low/mod area benefit: the service area identified for activities is primarily low/mod income. 570.208(a)(1)
LMAFI Low/mod area benefit, Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI): activities that are carried out by a CDFI for the purpose of creating or retaining jobs which the grantee may elect to consider as meeting the low/mod area benefit criteria. 570.208(d)(6)(i)
LMASA Low/mod area benefit, Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area: activities that are carried out for the purpose of creating or retaining jobs pursuant to a HUD-approved Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy which the grantee may elect to consider as meeting the low/mod area benefit criteria. 570.208(d)(5)(i)
LMC Low/mod limited clientele benefit: activities that benefit a limited clientele, at least 51% of which are low/mod income. 570.208(a)(2)
LMCMC Low/mod limited clientele, Microenterprise: microenterprise activities that are carried out under 24 CFR 570.201(o) and the owner(s)/developer(s) are low/mod income. 570.208(a)(2)(iii)
LMCSV Low/mod limited clientele, Job service benefit: activities designed to provide only job training, placement and/or support services in which the percentage of low/mod persons assisted is less than 51%, but the proportion of the total cost paid by CDBG does not exceed the proportion of the total number of persons assisted who are low/mod. 570.208(a)(2)(iv)
LMH Low/mod housing benefit: activities that are carried out for the purpose of providing or improving permanent residential structures that will be occupied by low/mod income households. 570.208(a)(3)
LMHSP Low/mod housing benefit, CDFI or Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area: activities that are carried out for the purpose of providing or improving permanent residential structures by a CDFI or pursuant to a HUD-approved Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy (NRS) which the grantee elects to aggregate and consider a single structure for purposes of determining national objective compliance. For example, if two single family homes were rehabilitated in an NRS, they may be considered a single structure and at least one must be occupied by a low/mod household; if ten single family homes were assisted, at least 6 (51%) must be occupied by low/mod households. 570.208(d)(5)(ii)
and (d)(6)(ii)
LMJ Low/mod job creation/retention: activities designed to create or retain permanent jobs, at least 51% of which will involve the employment of low/mod persons. 570.208(a)(4)
LMJFI Low/mod job creation/retention, Public facility/improvement benefit: activities where a public facility/improvement is undertaken principally for the benefit of one or more businesses that will result in the creation/retention of jobs. 570.208(a)(4)(vi)
(F)
LMJP Low/mod Job creation, location based: activities where a job is held by or made available to a low/mod person based on the location of the person?s residence or the location of the assisted business. 570.208(a)(4)(iv)
SBA Slum/blight area benefit: activities that address prevention or elimination of slums or blight in a designated area. 570.208(b)(1)
SBR Slum/blight in an urban renewal area: activities that address prevention or elimination of slums or blight in an urban renewal area in which activities were authorized under an Urban Renewal Loan and Grant Agreement and are necessary to complete the urban renewal plan. 570.208(b)(3)
SBS Slum/blight spot basis: activities that address conditions of blight or physical decay on a spot basis not located in a slum/blight area. 570.208(b)(2)
URG Urgent need: activities that are designed to alleviate existing conditions of recent origin that pose a serious/immediate threat to the health/welfare of the community, and the grantee is unable to finance the activity on its own nor are other funds available. 570.208(c)