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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for Municipal Activities

Grants to Dutchess County, New York Municipalities
to Enhance Low- to Moderate-Income Neighborhoods

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10/18/19 5:00 PM


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Grants to Dutchess County, New York municipalities to address infrastructure, housing, and handicapped accessibility improvements in low- to moderate-income neighborhoods. Applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to applying. Funding is intended for the acquisition of real property; public facilities and improvements; clearance, rehabilitation, and reconstruction of housing; architectural barrier removal; public services; and economic development assistance.

To be eligible, applicants must meed at least one of the National Objectives:

  • 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.

Proposals must also meet a Consolidated Plan Priority:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 147301

Estimated Size of Grant:

Affordable Housing, Public Facilities, Water/Waste Water, Economic Development - Up to $150,000 for one applicant; up to $300,000 for joint applicants.

Handicapped Accessibility, Parks and Recreation, and Historic Preservation - Up to $100,000 for one applicant; up to $200,000 for joint applicants.

Term of Contract:

Activities may not begin or incur costs prior to March 1, 2020 (beginning of the program year).

Activities allocated funds under this application must be completed and all funds expended by October 31, 2021 (twenty (20) months from the beginning of the program year).

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any municipality which is a member of the 2020 CDBG Urban County Consortium is eligible to apply.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications for 2020 CDBG Municipal funds will be available on August 1st and due on October 18, 2019. There is a two-step application process to insure only eligible projects are submitted. The first step is to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) via the Dutchess County Grant Portal. The deadline for LOI/eligibility submissions is October 4, 2019. You will only be able to proceed to the application once the LOI has been approved by the County.

The application and attachments must be submitted via the grant portal by Friday, October 18, 2019 at 5:00 PM.

- August 1, 2019: Applications Released
- August 22, 2019: Public Hearing on 2020 CDBG Application Process
- October 4, 2019: Letter of Intent (LOI) Eligibility Submissions Due
- October 18, 2019: Applications Due
- October 21 – November 1, 2019: Application Review
- November 4 – 15, 2019: CDAC Review & Funding Recommendations
- December 2, 2019 – January 2, 2020*: Draft Action Plan Released, 30-day Comment Period Begins
- Week of December 9, 2019*: Public Hearing on Draft Action Plan
- January 6 – 10, 2020*: Processing of Public Comments
- January 10, 2020*: Submission of the 2020 Action Plan to the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
- March 1, 2020*: Start of the 2020 Program Year

*Please note this is a preliminary schedule which assumes approval of an on-time 2020 federal budget (October 1, 2019). In recent years the County has been unable to meet these deadlines due to seriously delayed federal budgets.

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

Municipalities must hold a public hearing to discuss the use of CDBG funds. Municipalities must solicit ideas, select a project, and pass a resolution approving the application prior to submission. Applications submitted without a public hearing are ineligible.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit LOI Online:
Tel: 845-486-3600
Fax: 845-486-3610

Planning & Development
85 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 107
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

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