CDBG Planning Grants

The objectives of a planning grant, or, feasibility study grant, are to determine whether or not a proposed CDBG project is feasible and/or to recommend specific action(s) to be undertaken and that at least 51% of the intended beneficiaries will be of low or moderate income. Eligible activities include income surveys, preliminary architectural and engineering design, cost estimates, and market analysis. Applications are accepted on the last business day, Monday through Friday, of April and October each year.

The maximum amount awarded to a municipality for a planning grant is $12,000 (this total is not counted against CDBG awards in other catagories).

To apply for funds, interested persons should review the CDBG Program Rules, Rules/Appendices, Application and Recent Awards to help you decide the best route to take in preparing your application.

CDFA Events
2015-04-30
Applications for communities interested in CDBG planning grants must be submitted by close of business today.
2015-05-06
This is the required workshop for CDBG awardees to learn how to manage their grants
2015-05-07
The CDAC will consider the applications for microenterprise grants.
2015-05-12
The Board of Directors of CDFA will hold its monthly meeting
2015-06-03
This workshop will walk potential CDBG recipients through the process applying for an award.