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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Grants to Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Nonprofits
and Municipalities to Improve Low-Income Neighborhoods

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Mecklenburg County

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02/26/18 12:00 PM


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Grants to North Carolina nonprofit organizations and municipalities in eligible, low to moderate-income areas of Mecklenburg County for community and economic development projects. All projects must meet a critical need and contribute to the prevention or elimination of slums or blight.

Eligible neighborhoods include those in Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Matthews, Pineville or the unincorporated portions of Mecklenburg County. In certain cases, priority will be given to projects providing assistance to minorities, the elderly, families with children, and individuals with disabilities.

All proposed CDBG project activities must support the goals defined in the Five-year Consolidated Plan, including affordable housing, improving livability and neighborhood safety, and economic and community development. For further details, see page 7 of the NOFA in Supporting Documents below.

CDBG funds may be used for activities which include, but are not limited to:

- Acquisition of real property;
- Relocation and demolition;
- Rehabilitation of residential and non-residential structures;
- Construction of public facilities and improvements, such as water and sewer facilities, streets, neighborhood centers, and the conversion of school buildings for eligible purposes;
- Public services, within certain limits;
- Activities relating to energy conservation and renewable energy resources; and
- Provision of assistance to profit-motivated businesses to carry out economic development and job creation/retention activities.

CDBG funding is normally distributed as follows: 65% to eligible housing and non-housing projects, 15% to public service projects/programs and 20% to administrative costs.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 151322

Term of Contract:

The program year runs from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. The highest points will be given to construction projects that can be completed within 12 months.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Project funding is available to area nonprofits and local governments whose projects meet the criteria detailed in the NOFA (see Supporting Documents below).

The funding is available in a limited target areas. Eligible neighborhoods and/or beneficiaries must be located in Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Matthews, Pineville or the unincorporated portions of Mecklenburg County.

Generally, the following types of activities are ineligible:

- Acquisition, construction, or reconstruction of buildings for the general conduct of government;
- Political activities;
- Certain income payments; and
- Construction of new housing by units of general local government.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Two public meetings have been scheduled to obtain views and proposals from citizens at the initial stage of preparing the Action Plan and to enable citizens the opportunity to comment on the County’s community development programs and performance. Your ideas on projects to be funded by the grant are welcome and encouraged.

Citizen Engagement Meeting and Public Hearing
January 10, 2018 3:00 to 4:00 PM
Mecklenburg County Government Center
4th Floor Conference Room
600 East Fourth Street
Charlotte, NC 28204

Citizen Engagement Meeting
January 30, 2018: 3:00 to 4:00 PM
Town of Huntersville
101 Huntersville-Concord Rd.
Huntersville, NC 28078

Pre-Application Information:

All non-profit organizations must submit their application to the governing body of the municipality in which the organization/facility/project is located. The governing body must approve all applications selected for funding consideration.

A copy of a letter or email of approval from the respective jurisdiction authorizing the submittal of the application must be submitted along with the completed application to Centralina Council of Governments, the Coordinating Agency, no later than 12:00 PM on February 26,2018.

The Coordinating Agency Staff will compile all applications and score accordingly. All application information along with scoring and recommendations by the Coordinating Agency Staff will be submitted to the Mecklenburg County Administration and the CDBG Advisory Committee for their review, input and recommendation. The final recommendation and review will be included in the Draft of the 2018 Annual Action Plan for 30-day public review beginning Spring 2018; actual dates of the comment period will be published on the County website.

A public hearing TBD will be held within that 30-day period for public review and comment on the proposed application and funding request for the utilization of CDBG funds for Fiscal Year 2018-2019. The final draft of the Action Plan will be submitted to the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners on May 8, 2018, with submittal to HUD on May 15, 2018.

Contact Information:

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

Complete applications packets should be sent to:


Centralina Council of Governments
Attn: Victoria Avramović
Office of Community & Economic Development
Re: Mecklenburg County CDBG Program
9815 David Taylor Drive
Charlotte, NC 28262

Subject: Mecklenburg County CDBG Program

For questions regarding the application, please contact Victoria Avramovic at / (704) 688-6502 or James Luster at / (704) 348- 2706.

CDBG contacts for participating municipalities:

Mecklenburg County
CDBG Entitlement Grantee
Timmothy Tibbs, Assistant to the County Manger
Phone: (980) 314-2915

Town of Cornelius
Andrew Grant, Assistant Town Manager
Phone: (704) 892-6031

Town of Matthews
Carlo McCoy, Planning Director
Phone: (704) 847-4411

Town of Pineville
Travis Morgan, Planning Director
Phone: (704) 889-2202

Town of Davidson
Cindy Reid, Staff Attorney/Affordable Housing Manager
Phone: (704) 940-9605

Town of Huntersville
Christina Schildgen, Assistant to the Manager
Phone: (704) 766-2207

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Geographic Focus:

USA: North Carolina: Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Matthews, Pineville or the unincorporated portions of Mecklenburg County