Village of Skokie
12/06/19 5:00 PM
Grants starting at $5,000 to Illinois nonprofit organizations for community development activities that enhance the quality of life for low- to moderate income residents in eligible regions. Funding is intended for activities that meet emergency needs, eliminate and prevent slums and blight, and benefit residents with low-income. All construction and rehabilitation projects must be located within the Village of Skokie.
Skokie’s CDBG program will provide a better quality of life for low/moderate-income residents through “bricks and mortar” projects and service activities. The Village’s goals to achieve this vision:
Entitlement communities develop their own programs and funding priorities, and must give maximum feasible priority to activities that either benefit low-income persons or aid in the prevention or elimination of slums and blight. Other activities may be carried out after the community certifies that they meet other community development needs with a particular urgency. Existing conditions must pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the entire community in order to be declared as urgent.
Activities that can be carried out with CDBG funds include, but are not limited to: acquisition of real property, relocation assistance, building demolition, rehabilitation of residential and nonresidential structures, and construction/rehabilitation of public facilities and improvements such as streets, sidewalks, parks, and neighborhood centers. In addition, CDBG funds may be used to pay for public services and activities relating to energy conservation and renewable energy resources. Entitlement communities may also provide assistance to profit-motivated businesses to carry out economic development activities that can document that they primarily benefit low-income persons.
Title I of the Housing & Community Development Act: HUD provides block grants to qualified local communities annually under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act. These funds are used for infrastructure improvement projects, housing programs, social services, and other activities that are consistent with local planning goals and CDBG regulations.
For information about Project Objectives and Project Outcomes, see page 10 of the application in Supporting Documents below.
GrantWatch ID#: 140901
- Total Program Funding: The Village expects to receive between $550,000 and $600,000 in new entitlement funds for the program.
- The recommended minimum request for funding is $5,000.
- Potential applicants should note that public service funds are extremely limited. Grants of this type are usually of a supplemental nature to an existing program.
- Public service grants to outside organizations will generally be less than $10,000.
- Proposals are for the May 1, 2020 through April 30, 2021 CDBG Program Year 2020 (PY20).
- Please note that weather-sensitive construction/ rehabilitation projects should be completed by December, if possible.
- Funding availability will not be extended beyond April 30, 2021.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Please contact Carrie Haberstich at 847/933-8447 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding the CDBG program.
Submit complete applications to:
Village of Skokie
Community Development Department
Attn: Carrie Haberstich, Planner/CDBG Administrator
5127 Oakton Street
Skokie, Illinois 60077
USA: Illinois: Village of Skokie
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