December 18, 2013 – The 2014 Illinois Community Development Assistance Program (CDAP) grant application due dates for competitive programs have changed to June 2, 2014. This is a date change for the program , grants were previously due in February.

CDAP is a grant program funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), that assists Illinois communities by providing grants to local governments to help them in financing economic development projects, public facilities, and housing rehabilitation.  The program is targeted to assist low-to-moderate income persons.  Those eligible to apply are units of general local government such as cities, villages, townships, and counties.  Local governments must have populations of 50,000 or less and must not be located in the 38 cities that receive federal "entitlement" funds.  Moline and Rock Island, Illinois are entitlement cities in the Bi-State Region.  Communities must meet the 51% LMI for their project area (which can be the entire community or specified area).

Past examples of CDAP projects in the Bi-State Region have been new or extensions to sanitary sewer systems, new or extensions to water systems, and engineering design work (Note: New for 2014 engineering design work grants are no longer a separate grant, they are now included with a construction grant).

More information about CDAP can be found at: http://www.illinois.gov/dceo/CommunityServices/CommunityInfrastructure

**Those communities interested in applying for the 2014 grant cycle are encouraged to start the application process soon.

For more information or to apply for a CDAP, contact Gena McCullough, Planning Director (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or 309-793-6302 ext. 146) or Meghan Overton, Planner (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or 309-793-6302 ext. 126).