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

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Municipal Grant Program


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Funding Source
Dutchess County
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Geographic Focus
USA: New York: Dutchess County

Important Dates
LOI Date: 09/29/23
Deadline: 10/20/23 4:00 PM Save

Grant Description
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 local needs including infrastructure, economic development, public facilities, housing rehabilitation, and public services. The following municipalities are eligible to apply: Amenia, Beacon, Beekman, Clinton, Dover, East Fishkill, Fishkill, Hyde Park, LaGrange, Milan, Millbrook, Millerton, North East, Pawling, Pine Planes, Pleasant Valley, Poughkeepsie, Red Hook, Rhinebeck, Stanford, Tivoli, Union Vale, Wappinger, Wappingers Falls, and Washington.

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
  • Water and Wastewater
  • Rental Housing
  • Owner-Occupied Housing
  • Homeless - Transitional and Permanent Housing

For further details, please see:


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible Applicants – Any municipality that is a member of the 2024 CDBG Urban County Consortium can submit one (1) application, except that a second application may be submitted for an eligible housing activity. Housing activities require the submission of a separate application.

Additional Geographic Information:

Amenia, Beacon, Beekman, Clinton, Dover, East Fishkill, Fishkill, Hyde Park, LaGrange, Milan, Millbrook, Millerton, North East, Pawling, Pine Planes, Pleasant Valley, Poughkeepsie, Red Hook, Rhinebeck, Stanford, Tivoli, Union Vale, Wappinger, Wappingers Falls, and Washington

Pre-Proposal Conference

Pre-Application Information
- September 2023: Applicant Public Hearing
- September 29, 2023: Letter of Intent (LOI) - Due by 4:00 p.m.
- October 20, 2023: Applications - Due by 4:00 p.m.
- October - November: Application Review
- November 2023: CDAC Review
- December 2023: County Executive Announcement of Awards
- January 02, 2024 – February 1, 2024: Draft Action Plan Released, 30-day Comment Period
- January 17, 2024: Public Hearing on Draft Action Plan
- February 2 – 5, 2024: Processing of Public Comments
- February 9, 2023: Submission of the 2024 Action Plan to HUD
- March 1, 2023: Program Year Begins

The County uses a three-step application process:
- Step 1 – A public hearing is REQUIRED prior to submitting the full application.
- Step 2 - 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, September 29, 2023, 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 3 – 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, October 20, 2023

Required Public Participation | Public Hearing
- Municipalities must hold a public hearing to solicit project ideas PRIOR to submitting the application. The purpose of the hearing is to provide residents, particularly low- and moderate-income residents, an opportunity to suggest projects for CDBG funds. To ensure this requirement is met, municipalities should schedule a public hearing early in the application process. After the public hearing (at the same or subsequent meeting) the municipality must consider potential projects, select a project, and pass a resolution approving the application prior to submission. 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.
- Municipalities are required to invite representatives from any proposed projects to the hearing.
- A copy of the public notice and authorizing resolution must be submitted with the application. The County has drafted a sample resolution for your convenience. However, the use of this resolution is not required.

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

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant
Affordable Housing, Public Facilities*, Water/Wastewater
- One Applicant: $200,000
- Joint Applicants: $400,000

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

Economic Development/Job Creation:
- One Applicant: $150,000
- Joint Applicants: $300,000

Removal of Existing Architectural Barriers, Parks and Recreation:
- One Applicant: $125,000
- Joint Applicants: $250,000

Term of Contract
- Start Date: Activities may not begin or incur costs prior to March 1, 2024 (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, 2025.

Contact Information
To apply online via the Dutchess County Grant Portal:

For questions, please email:

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

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