Village of Skokie - Community Development Department
12/08/17 5:00 PM
Grants to Skokie, Illinois nonprofit organizations for community development activities that enhance the quality of life for low- and moderate-income residents. Funding is available for both community service activities and bricks and mortar projects. Applications are invited for projects related to affordable housing, public infrastructure, facilities improvements, programs and services, and planning and administrative activities.
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 do not meet one of these broad national objectives may not be undertaken with CDBG funds.
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.
Vision and Goals of Skokie’s CDBG Program:
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:
-Make housing affordable, accessible and sustainable
-Improve public infrastructure
-Provide financial assistance for programs and services
-Conduct planning and administration activities
GrantWatch ID#: 140901
The recommended minimum request for construction/rehabilitation projects 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.
Applications must include proof of nonprofit determination.
The types of activities that are generally ineligible include: improvements to buildings for the general conduct of government, political activities, direct income payments to individuals, and construction of new housing or other facilities offering 24-hour care.
Since requests for funding typically exceed available funds, construction/rehabilitation projects must include a 25% minimum funding match by the sponsoring agency. The Village’s maximum share will be 75% of the cost estimate or the final bid, whichever is less.
Prospective applicants are encouraged to review the guides in Supporting Documents to gain an understanding of the expectations of participating in the Village's CDBG program.
The application deadline for the May 1, 2018, through April 30, 2019, CDBG program year is Friday, December 8, 2017, 5:00 PM.
A hearing to be held the evening of Tuesday, January 2, 2018, will consist of proposal presentations by the applicants to the Village Board of Trustees. Anyone submitting a funding proposal is required to make a brief oral presentation that evening to be considered for possible funding.
The upcoming CDBG schedule:
-Friday, December 8, 2017: Program Year 2018 application deadline at 5:00 PM
-Monday, December 18, 2017: Public Hearing #1: CDBG program overview and status report of current year activities
-Tuesday, January 2, 2018: Public Hearing #2: Applicant presentations at 8:00 PM
-Monday, February 5, 2018: Public Hearing #3: Proposed entitlement funding distributions
-Monday, March 5, 2018: Public Hearing #4: Adoption of 4th Annual Action Plan for the 2015-19 Consolidated Plan
-Friday, March 16, 2018: Annual Action Plan submitted to HUD (estimated date)
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Carrie Haberstich, Planner/CDBG Administrator
Village of Skokie
Department of Community Development
5127 Oakton Street
Skokie, Illinois 60077
USA: Illinois: Village of Skokie