February 24, 2016 – The 2016 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) competitive Public Infrastructure and Housing Rehabilitation grant applications are due on September 29, 2016.
Funds are available on an annual basis by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) and administered by Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO). Public Infrastructure grants are utilized to assist low-to-moderate income communities to improve public infrastructure and eliminate conditions detrimental to public health, safety, and public welfare. Funding priority is given to water and sanitary and storm sewer projects. Eligible applicants must have a low-to-moderate income above 51% either community-wide or in a selected target area. Income surveys can be distributed to determine the low-to-moderate income percentage. Awarded applicants may receive up to $450,000.
The Housing Rehabilitation program funds housing needs of eligible low-to-moderate income households. The program targets housing projects which preserve single family, owner occupied housing and encourages neighborhood revitalization. The grant ceiling has been increased this year from $400,000 to $450,0000.