Grants to Nebraska nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and school districts for community improvement in eligible areas. Funding priorities include Coronavirus (COVID-19) prevention and response, affordable housing, public services, improvement of infrastructure and buildings, and economic development. Eligible programs must benefit residents of the City of Bellevue.
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program provides entitled cities and counties with annual funding and resources that can be used to address the particular needs of their community. As the nation’s eighth largest federal grant program, the CDBG program impacts a community’s housing stock, business environment, neighborhoods and public facilities. The objectives of the CDBG program are to develop a viable urban community by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low- and moderate income.
All activities proposed for funding must meet one of three national objectives:
- Benefit low and moderate income (LMI) persons or households,
- Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight, or
- Meet a community development need having a particular urgency.
Benefit to low- and moderate-income persons can by designated by the following categories (1) area benefit, (2) limited clientele, or (3) employment/job opportunities. For more information on these categories, see page 6 of the Application Guidelines in Attached Files below.
The following priorities and goals were identified in the 2019-2023 Consolidated Plan to address needs in the community that were discussed in the planning process.
- Encourage Economic Development through Business Development and Job Creation. (HIGH)
- Improve and Expand the Availability and Accessibility to Public Infrastructure and Buildings. (HIGH)
- Increase Affordable Housing Opportunities. (HIGH)
- Increase and Expand Public Service Availability. (LOW)
- Administration of CDBG Program. (HIGH)
- COVID-19 Preparation, Prevention, and Response.
For more information on these priorities, see page 8 of the Application Guidelines in Attached Files below.
Eligible activities may include, but are not limited to:
- Acquisition of real property;
- Rehabilitation of residential and non-residential structures (must own building);
- Construction of public facilities and improvements, such as water and sewer facilities, streets, neighborhood centers, and the conversion of school buildings for eligible purposes;
- Public services (must be a new service or a quantifiable increase in the level of existing service);
- Activities relating to energy conservation and renewable energy resources; and
- Providing assistance to profit-motivated businesses to carry out economic development and job creation/retention activities.
Eligible activity costs may include:
- Direct personnel costs necessary to carry out the activity;
- Reasonable administrative costs relating to oversight of the activity (generally 10%);
- Materials and supplies necessary to the activity; and
- Rent, insurance, and utilities associated with the activity location.