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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) - Program Year 48 (2022 - 2023)

Agency Type:

Local

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City of Waltham

Conf. Date:

02/02/22

Deadline Date:

02/15/22 4:00 PM ET

Description:

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Grants to Massachusetts nonprofit organizations and government agencies in eligible locations to benefit vulnerable populations. Funding is intended to provide public services to residents and for improvements to public facilities. Programs to benefit vulnerable populations must serve participants that live in households with an income at or below 80% of the HUD Income Limits. Activities must take place within the City of Waltham or provide services to Waltham residents.

Eligible activities must: Benefit LMI persons, as determined by the most current HUD Income Limits, or meet another national objective. If benefiting LMI persons, participants served must live in a household with an income at or below 80% of the HUD Income Limits for the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH metropolitan area. 

Alternatively to verifying participants’ income information, the following populations are presumed eligible:

  • Elderly persons,
  • Severely disabled persons,
  • Persons experiencing homelessness,
  • Illiterate adults,
  • Survivors of domestic violence,
  • Abused children, and
  • Persons living with AIDS.

Eligible activities can be found at https://www.city.waltham.ma.us/sites/g/files/vyhlif6861/f/uploads/cdbg_yr48_guidelines_and_application.pdf#page=6.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148678

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$1,100,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants include:
- Government Agencies: Includes public agencies, quasi-public agencies, commissions, or authorities.
- Private Nonprofit Organizations: Associations, corporations, and organizations (including faith-based organizations) that are recognized by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and exempt from federal taxation.

Pre-proposal Conference:

CDBG Application Technical Assistance Sessions
Planning Department staff are hosting TWO technical assistance sessions to hold "office hours" to answer any potential questions on the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Year 48 Competitive Application.
- The first meeting will be held Monday January 24th 2022 at 11:00AM via zoom
- The second meeting will be held Wednesday February 2nd 2022 at 5:00PM via zoom

Zoom login info:
https://www.city.waltham.ma.us/planning-department/files/technical-asst-sessions

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
The following dates are important to the administration of CDBG PY48 funds and should be marked down appropriately by prospective applicants:
- Application Period Opening: Tuesday, January 18, 2022 @ 1:00PM
- Technical Assistance Session #1: Monday, January 24, 2022 @ 11:00 AM
- Technical Assistance Session #2: Wednesday, February 2, 2022 @ 5:00 PM
- Application Deadline: Tuesday, February 15, 2022 @ 4:30 PM
- Evaluation of Applications: Wednesday, February 16, 2022 – late April, 2022
- Funding Decisions: Late April, 2022
- CDBG-CV Funds Available: Immediately upon full execution of grant agreement (contract)

Questions regarding CDBG funds can be directed to the Planning Department beginning on January, 18, 2022 and ending on February 15, 2022.

Applications due: no later than Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 4:30 PM. No exceptions will be made to the deadline. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Completed applications must be received by 4:30 PM through one of the following modes:
- Preferred Method: submit an application via Smartsheet:
- First Alternative Method: send application via email
- Second Alternative Method: send via the United States Postal Service (USPS) or private mail

To ensure that funds can be distributed as quickly as possible if/once awarded, all prospective applicants are required to register with online Systems for Award Management (SAM) and the online Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) at the time of the application’s submission. There are no costs for either registration.
- For SAM registration: visit sam.gov/SAM/pages/public/loginFAQ.jsf to create an account
- To register for a DUNS Number: visit dnb.com/duns-number/get-a-duns.html

Contact Information:

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

Preferred Method: submit an application via:
https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/8e2d757024d1408493fcae9c48b416ba

First Alternative Method: send application via email to walthamcdbg@city.waltham.ma.us.

Second Alternative Method: send via the United States Postal Service (USPS) or private mail carrier to:
City of Waltham Planning Department
Attn: CDBG PY48 Competitive Application
25 Lexington Street
Waltham, MA 02451

Direct questions to:
The email above (preferred) or call (781) 314-3382

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Massachusetts: City of Waltham

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