Applications are due by 5:00PM Tuesday, January 22, 2019
The primary objective of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is the “…development of viable urban communities, including decent housing and a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunity, principally for persons of low and moderate-income”.
The Town of Chapel Hill must certify that its overall program carries out this primary objective. In addition, each Community Development Block Grant activity must:
1. Benefit low- or moderate-income persons (80% of median income and below);
2. Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums and blight; or
3. Treat urgent needs posing an immediate threat to public health and welfare.
Eligible activities for Community Development Block Grant funding include:
· Acquisition of property
· Disposition of property
· Public facilities and improvements
· Clearance, demolition and removal of buildings
· Site improvements
· Some public services (subject to a cap)
· Housing rehabilitation, preservation and code enforcement
· Economic development activities
· Planning and administrative costs (subject to a cap)
Activities that are generally not eligible include:
· Buildings used for the general conduct of government
· New housing construction (allowed in special circumstances)
· General government expense
· Political activities
· Purchase of equipment and personal property
· Operating and maintenance expenses
Awards will be made from the Town’s allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). The total funds anticipated for the 2019-2020 program year are ~$418,000. HUD limits the amount of available funds allocated to public service activities to 15% of the overall grant (est. $62,700).
Applicants are invited to attend a Q&A session (one-on-one) 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at the Chapel Hill Public Library in Meeting Room A and are invited to participate in a pre-application meeting, which is a 1-hour one-on-one session, during which applicants can discuss their funding proposal with Town staff (contact Town Staff below to schedule).
An Application Review Committee will evaluate applications and present a funding recommendation to the Town Council for final approval in March/April 2019.
Applications are due by 5:00PM Tuesday, January 22, 2019. Applications and additional information is available at http://www.tinyurl.com/TOCHcdbg.
For assistance and information, contact Renee Moye at 919-968-2877 or email@example.com.