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
2014-09-08
Changes and additions to the 2015 Action Plan will be discussed at this public hearing.
2014-09-09
The CDFA Board of Directors will hold its annual meeting. The Community Development Advisory Committee will be in attendance, though no business will be conducted.
2014-09-18
The Community Development Advisory Committee will discuss the latest CDBG applications
2014-10-14
The CDFA Board of Directors will hold its monthly meeting
2014-10-16
The Community Development Advisory Committee will discuss the second round of housing and public facility applications