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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for Municipal Activities

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

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Dutchess County

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12/01/20 4:00 PM


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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 hold a public hearing prior to submitting a full application. Funding is intended to address handicapped accessibility, housing, and infrastructure improvements throughout Dutchess County.

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 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 farmworkers.
  • An income survey has documented that the area is low/moderate income. Income surveys must follow federal standards.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 147301

Estimated Size of Grant:

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

*Excludes projects involving removal of architectural barriers, and parks and recreation which have a lower limit

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, 2021 (beginning of the program year).
- Completion/Expenditure Deadline– Activities allocated funds under this application must be completed and all funds expended by October 31, 2022 (twenty (20) months from the beginning of the program year).

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants – Any municipality which is a member of the 2021 CDBG Urban County Consortium.

2021 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

Pre-proposal Conference:

Pre-Application Information:

- October 1, 2020: Applications Released
- October 8, 2020: Virtual Public Hearing/Workshop on 2021 CDBG Application Process
- November 13, 2020: Letter of Intent (LOI) Eligibility Submissions Due
- December 1, 2020: Applications Due at 4:00 p.m.
- December 1 – 11, 2020: Application Review
- December 14 – 31, 2020: CDAC Review & Funding Recommendations
- January 4, 2021 – February 3, 2021: Draft Action Plan Released, 30-day Comment Period Begins
- January 12, 2021: Public Hearing on Draft Action Plan
- February 3-5, 2021: Processing of Public Comments
- February 5, 2021: Submission of the 2021 Action Plan to the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
- March 1, 2021: Start of the 2021 Program Year

The County uses a two-step application process:
- Step 1: Submit eligibility information via the LOI feature in the Dutchess County Grant Portal. Applicants must complete this process by Friday, November 13, 2020 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 Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

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.

Number of Applications - Only one (1) application may be submitted, except that a second application may be submitted for an eligible housing activity. Housing activities require a separate application.

Contact Information:

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

Dutchess County Grant Portal:

Tel: 845-486-3600
Fax: 845-486-3610

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

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