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Grants to New York Municipalities in Eligible Locations for Projects to Benefit Low and Moderate Income Residents

IMPORTANT DATES:

Conference Date
11/02/22
Intent to Apply Date
11/18/22
Application Deadline

12/09/22 4:00 PM

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ELIGIBILITY:

Geographic Focus

USA: New York: Dutchess County

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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Municipal Grant Program

Dutchess County


Agency: Local

GrantWatch ID #147301

Grant Description

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Grants to New York municipalities in eligible locations for projects to benefit local low- and moderate-income residents. Applicants must submit an LOI and conduct a public hearing prior to submitting a full application. Funding is intended to address needs including infrastructure, economic development, public facilities, housing rehabilitation, and public services.

Proposed activities must meet Federal Eligibility requirements and a Consolidated Plan priority. 

Eligible Activities:

  • Acquisition of Real Property
  • Public Facilities and Improvements
  • Clearance, Rehabilitation, Reconstruction of Housing
  • Removal of existing architectural barriers (this category is not eligible for new construction or substantial reconstruction of a non-functioning facility)
  • Economic Dev. Assistance (must document job creation)

Low/Moderate Resident Benefit (National Objective):

  • Project located in an area defined by the Census as low and moderate-income.
  • Project benefits residents HUD presumes are low/moderate income: abused children, victims of domestic violence, elderly, severely disabled adults, homeless, illiterate adults, persons living with AIDS, and migrant farm workers.
  • An income survey has documented that the area is low/moderate income. Income surveys must follow federal standards.

Consolidated Plan Priorities:

  • Economic Development / Job Creation
  • Public Facilities and Improvements
  • Rental Housing
  • Owner-Occupied Housing
  • Homeless - Transitional and Permanent Housing

For further details, please see: https://www.dutchessny.gov/Departments/Planning/Docs/2023_CDBG_Municipal_Application_Instructions_Guidance_10_17_22_FINAL.pdf

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants include any municipality which is a member of the 2023 CDBG Urban County Consortium.

2023 Dutchess County Consortium Members:
Towns: Amenia, Pawling, Beekman, Pine Plains, Clinton, Pleasant Valley, Dover, Poughkeepsie, East Fishkill, Red Hook, Fishkill, Rhinebeck, Hyde Park, Stanford, LaGrange, Union Vale, Milan, Wappinger, North East, Washington
City/Villages: Beacon, Fishkill, Millbrook, Millerton, Pawling, Red Hook, Rhinebeck, Tivoli, Wappinger Falls

Additional Geographic Information:

Map of Eligible Areas: https://www.dutchessny.gov/Departments/Planning/Docs/CDBG-LOWMOD-Maps.pdf

Pre-proposal Conference:

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- October 14, 2022 Application Released
- November 2, 2022 Public Hearing (in person & virtual) & Workshop at 10:00 a.m.
- November 18, 2022 Letter of Intent (LOI) Eligibility Submission Due by 4:00 p.m.
- December 9, 2022 Applications Due by 4:00 p.m.
- December 12 – 30, 2022 Application Review
- January 2023 CDAC Review
- January 30, 2023 – March 1, 2023* Draft Action Plan Released, 30-day Comment Period Begins
- February 15, 2023* Public Hearing on Draft Action Plan
- March 1 – 3, 2023* Processing of Public Comments
- March 13, 2023* Submission of the 2023 Action Plan to HUD
- March 1, 2023* Program Year Begins
* Please note this is a preliminary schedule that is contingent on the approval of the 2022 federal budget. In recent years, the County has been unable to meet these deadlines due to seriously delayed federal budgets.

The County uses a two-step application process:
- Step 1 - Submit eligibility information via the LOI feature in the Dutchess County Grant Portal. After signing into the portal, click the blue APPLY button in the upper right to start the process. Applicants must complete this process by Friday, November 18, 2022, so the County has time to review and approve eligibility. Applicants will only be able to proceed to the application once the LOI has been approved by the County.
- Step 2 – You will be able to complete the application via the EDIT APPLICATION link which will appear once the LOI is approved by the County. The application and attachments must be submitted via the grant portal by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 9, 2022

Staff is available to provide technical assistance during the application process.

Municipalities must hold a public hearing to solicit project ideas prior to submitting the application. Applications submitted without a public hearing are ineligible and will be rejected. For joint applications, each municipality must hold a public hearing and pass a resolution. A copy of the public notice and authorizing resolution must be submitted with the application.

A qualifying applicant can submit one (1) application, except that a second application may be submitted for an eligible housing activity.
Housing activities require a separate application.

For a list of related documents and resources, see "Reference Materials" on the URL for Full Text below.

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$1,000,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Affordable Housing, Public Facilities*, Water/Wastewater, Economic Development/Job Creation:
- One Applicant: $150,000
- Joint Applicants: $300,000

*Excludes projects involving removal of architectural barriers, and parks and recreation which have lower funding limits

Removal of Existing Architectural Barriers, Parks and Recreation:
- One Applicant: $100,000
- Joint Applicants: $200,000

Term of Contract:

- Start Date: Activities may not begin or incur costs prior to March 1, 2023 (beginning of the program year).
- Completion/Expenditure Deadline: Activities allocated funds under this application must be completed and all funds expended within 20 months from the start date or by October 31, 2024.

Contact Information:

To apply online via the Dutchess County Grant Portal: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=dc

For questions, please email: communitygrants@dutchessny.gov

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