CDBG activities must, by law, meet federal objectives and rules. HUD has three broad national objectives:
1. To aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight
2. To meet urgent community development needs that pose a serious, immediate threat to public health or welfare, such as floods, earthquakes or other disasters
3. To benefit persons and households with incomes below 80 percent of area median incomes
Prevailing Wage and Other Federal Requirements:
Applicants for CDBG funding need to be aware that most projects that receiving CDBG funds are subject to prevailing wage requirements under Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA). When applications are made to the City, the cost estimates provided should be based on prevailing wages to insure that grant sub-recipients are budgeting sufficient total funds to complete the proposed project.
When a sub-recipient receives a CDBG grant through the City Council, they are required to insure that the project is carried out in a manner that complies with all Federal regulations, including DBRA.
Workshop for Community Needs
The 2017 Community Needs Workshop will be held on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 5:00pm in the Council Hearing Room located inside City Hall at 919 Pam Street.
The City's Community Needs Workshop provides an overview of both GIA and CDBG programs and allows for public comment on community development and human services needs. This public hearing allows the Humans Relations Commission to review and update funding priorities to recommend to the City Council.
CDBG-Community Development Block Grant:
CDBG grants are awarded by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and provide funds for projects and programs that benefit low- and moderate-income households, businesses and community-based organizations. Please see the PDF version of the application below, or pick up a copy at the Community Development Department (919 Palm Street). The application deadline for the 2018 Block Grant year is October 20, 2017.
The Community Development Block Grant Program is an annual, flexible program providing communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. The program works to ensure decent, affordable housing; to provide services for members of our community; and to create jobs through expansion and retention of businesses.
Loans & Affordable Housing-Grants
GIA-Grants in Aid:
Program requests for funding must be tied explicitly to at least one funding priority and be compliant with HRC's Statement of Purpose. Funding priorities include: homeless prevention including supportive services and transitional housing, hunger and malnutrition prevention, supportive physical and mental health services, services for seniors and/or people with disabilities, and supportive services for youth and their development, especially targeted to youth at risk.
The Grants-in-Aid program provides financial support to non-profit organizations that promote the economic and social well-being of the citizens. Organizations may apply if they are a non-profit organization in the city.
CDBG-eligibile activities include:
Acquisition of real property for affordable housing, construction or rehabilitation of certain public facilities, site/building clearance and demolition to support affordable housing, provision of certain types of public services, removal of architectural barriers for the disabled, housing rehabilitation, historic preservation, code enforcement, special economic development activities, planning studies and grant administration.
Affordable Housing Grant is available in the following areas/cities
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