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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program
Format For Public Service Proposals   
For over 25 years, the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program has provided a comprehensive and flexible source of funding to address local housing and community development needs. But CDBG funds may also be used to provide public services (including labor, supplies, materials and other costs), providing that each of the following criteria is met:

Eligibility
To be eligible for CDBG assistance, the public service must be either:
  • A new service
  • A quantifiable increase in the level of a service

Residents with a proposed project for the Community Development Program should first review the basic eligibility activities listed in the Federal Register 24 CFR Parts 570.201-570.206.

Proposals
All proposals should include:
  • A brief description of the nature and purpose of the project.
  • The estimated cost of the project, including a detailed budget if possible, and other sources of funding, if applicable.
  • Project location
  • Beneficiaries of the project, e.g. age, income, total number of persons benefited, etc.
  • Name, address and telephone number of contact person.

Funding
Each January, the Community Development Agency sends out Notice of Funding Availability to interested parties and public service agencies. 

Funding is allocated on a competitive basis with applications for each funding source rated based on criteria set forth in the published request for proposals for the specific grant fund requested.

Copy Requests
To request a copy of the basic eligibility activities on how CDBG funds may be used as listed in the Federal Register 24 CFR Parts 570.201-570.206 or if you wish to have your name or agency placed on the list to be notified when funding is available, please contact Annette Wright, Community Development Coordinator at 516-377-2223.