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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and HOME Investment Partnerships Program

Grants to Rhode Island Nonprofits for
Community Programs in Eligible Regions

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City of Woonsocket

Deadline Date:

02/07/20 2:00 PM


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Grants to Rhode Island nonprofit organizations to address community needs in eligible regions. Funding is intended to support activities that benefit low t0 moderate-income residents. Grant funding may be used for a wide range of projects in the areas of economic development, neighborhood revitalization, and the provision of improved community facilities and services. Projects must serve the residents of the City of Woonsocket.

Activities must benefit low and moderate-income persons, address slum and blight, or address an urgent community need.

The City of Woonsocket is a designated entitlement community funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to participate in the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.  These funds are allocated to address a wide range of unique community development needs such as affordable housing, anti-poverty programs, expansion of economic opportunities and infrastructure development, principally for low- and moderate-income persons.  The Housing and Community Development Division ensures the proper administration of these funds.

Eligible Activities:

May include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Child care
  • Health care
  • Job training
  • Recreation programs
  • Education programs
  • Public safety programs
  • Fair housing activities
  • Services for homeless persons
  • Drug abuse counseling and treatment
  • Energy conservation counseling and testing

Eligible Costs:

  • Refunding of CDBG funded public service activities at the same level as in the previous program year.
  • Refunding for new service
  • Refund the cost of operating and maintaining that portion of a facility in which the service is located
  • Refund the cost of providing service including staffing, , materials, etc...
  • Refunding for a quantifiable increase in the level of service

For types of eligible activities, see page 15 of the Applications and Instructions document in the Supporting Documents section below.

The HOME (HOME Investment Partnerships Program), within the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application, provides grants to fund a wide range of activities including buying and/or rehabilitating housing for rent or homeownership exclusively for low-income households.  The City of Woonsocket is awarded funding by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to reinforce important values and principles of community development by providing safe and affordable housing.  The Housing and Community Development Division ensures the proper administration of these funds.

Eligible Activities:

  • Rental housing
  • Homeownership opportunities
  • Eligible Costs- General
  • Development hard costs
  • New construction Rehabilitation costs
  • Correct substandard conditions
  • Essential improvements including energy-related repairs, handicap accessibility, lead paint hazard abatement
  • Costs of acquiring improved or unimproved property
  • Soft costs associated with the project

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 166706

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

There must be evidence that the agency/organization is a bonafide non-profit corporation.

Funds will only be awarded only to projects providing services within the City of Woonsocket.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline: Completed applications must be received at the Department of Planning and Development no later than 2:00 PM on Friday, February 7, 2020. Electronic, Late, Incomplete or incorrect applications will not be accepted. Please submit the original submission along with seven copies of the completed applications.

HOME applications are for first-time low-income homebuyers and existing property owners interested in the Housing Rehab program, are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Interested parties should contact Susan DiColella, Program Manager.

Funding will be disbursed only on a cost-reimbursement basis.

Questions regarding the funding application and/or selection process should be directed to Christopher Carcifero, Deputy Director of Housing and Community Development.

Contact Information:

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

Submit applications to:
Department of Planning and Development
Woonsocket City Hall
169 Main Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895

Susan DiColella, Program Manager

Christopher Carcifero, Deputy Director of Housing and Community Development

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