2020 (Year 46) CDBG Application and Award Process Timetable July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021:
- August 2: Notification letters mailed announcing 2020 (Year 46) CDBG Program to local units of Government, Council of Governments (COGs), Authorities, Operating Agencies, and Non-Profit/ForProfit Organizations. Pre-applications and applications will be available on the County website
- September 13: ACED Deadline for all public improvement pre-applications from local units of Government, COGs, Authorities, Operating Agencies, and Non-Profit/For-Profit Organizations.
- November 15: ACED Deadline for all applications from local units of Government, COGs, Authorities, Operating Agencies, and Non-Profit/For-Profit Organizations.
- November 18 - December 30: ACED and other County Agencies review applications for compliance with National Objectives and Consolidated Plan Priorities.
- January 2 – January 16: Selection of eligible projects for proposed 2020 (Year 46) CDBG funding by ACED Divisions.
- January 16 – February 14: Budget meetings with the ACED Director to review selected projects.
- March 11: Draft Annual Action Plan Public Needs Hearing.
- April 1 – April 31: Draft Annual Action Plan on display for 30-day public review and comment period.
- April 28: Draft Annual Action Plan Public Hearing
- May 15: Final Annual Action Plan submitted to HUD (45 days before Program Year starts).
- July 1: 2020 (Year 46) CDBG Program Year effective date.
Please note that a pre-application is required when applying for public improvement funds, which includes: sewer and water, street construction, catch basins, recreation, demolition, and ADA improvements.
Check with your local COG Office for the application deadline for submission to that Office.
SAM & DUNS Numbers: In accordance with new HUD regulations, organizations receiving Federal funding are required to register with the Central Contractor Registry to obtain a System for Award Management (SAM) number (formerly known as CCR) as well as a Data Universal Numbering Systems (DUNS) number. In order to get a SAM number, you must first obtain a DUNS number.
Sewer and Water: Allegheny County Economic Development (ACED) policy requires the application to provide a minimum local match of 35% or higher, based on the project’s construction costs. Verification of local matching funds may be required prior to funding commitment. Sanitary sewer, storm sewer, and water system applications are then considered for up to 65% Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding based on the project’s construction costs indicated on the application at the time it is submitted
Recreation: Applicant must provide a minimum of 15% of the proposed construction costs.