Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

Grants to Warwick, Rhode Island Nonprofits and Agencies
for Economic Development and Revitalization

GrantWatch ID#: 177097
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

City of Warwick - Community Development Office

01/13/17 3:00 PM Receipt

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Grants starting at $25,000 to Warwick, Rhode Island nonprofit organizations and government agencies for community revitalization and economic development projects. A workshop is scheduled for November 22. Applicants may be required to consult with program staff prior to applying. Funding is available for projects in the areas of housing, public service, public facilities, and site improvement.

Estimated amounts available are as follows:
-Public Facilities & Site Improvement: $203,897
-Projects Public Service: $144,000
-Housing: $100,000

The CDBG program provides the City of Warwick with the opportunity to develop viable communities by funding activities that provide decent housing a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low and moderate income persons. Each project must benefit low and moderate income persons, aid in the prevention of slums and blight, or meet an urgent need.

Funds are awarded to carry out a wide range of community development activities directed toward neighborhood revitalization, economic development, and the provision of improved community facilities and services.

Funded activities will be directed towards meeting the following objectives (in no particular order):
-Elimination of slums and blight and prevention of blighting influences.
-Elimination of conditions detrimental to health, safety and public welfare.
-Stimulation of economic growth, development, and employment opportunities which will principally benefit persons of low and moderate income.
-Conservation and expansion of the City’s housing stock for low and moderate income households.
-Restoration and preservation of properties of special value.
-Development and improvement of public facilities which contribute to the livability of residential areas.

Types of Projects:

1) Public Service Assistance - Under the category of Public Services, CDBG funds must be used to provide human services to low and moderate income persons and programs designed to assist minorities, the mentally and physically handicapped, the homeless, elderly, children and youth.

2) Housing - Consideration for CDBG funds will be given to projects which improve or create housing for low and moderate income homeowners and renters

3) Economic Development - Consideration will be given to projects which stimulate the economic conditions of low and moderate income persons and/or provide commercial activities in low and moderate income communities.

4) Community Facilities - Under the category of Community Facilities, CDBG funds must be used to improve or develop community facilities that benefit low and moderate income persons, the mentally and physically handicapped, the elderly, children and youth.

5) Infrastructure - Under the category of Infrastructure, CDBG funds must be used to install or improve a community’s infrastructure (including streets, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, wells, septic systems, street lights and sewers) in low and moderate income communities.


Minimum request size is $25,000.

All public facility and site improvement funds must be under contract within the fiscal year funds were awarded. Any funds not under contract will be recaptured by the office on June 15, 2018

Except for economic development projects and certain types of housing projects, applicants must demonstrate that they are a private, nonprofit or governmental agency. If nonprofit, they must be incorporated under state law and have/or have applied for 501(c)(3) status.

Not Funded:
-Construction of or improvements to general government buildings and schools.
-Routine operation, maintenance, and repair activities for public facilities and services.
-Assistance to churches or church-affiliated organizations are not eligible, unless a clear separation of purpose, mission, and organizational relationship can be established between the church and the CDBG-funded projects.
-Any costs already incurred by an organization prior to receiving a signed agreement from the City.

A public hearing information workshop is scheduled for November 22, 2016, 2:00 PM.

Applications will be accepted from November 23, 2016 to January 13, 2017, at 3:00 PM. Applications must be received by the deadline.

If you are submitting an application for a Public Facilities & Site Improvement Project a pre-submission meeting to review your application is now a necessary step in the application process. Please contact Kevin Sullivan prior to the deadline to schedule this meeting.

All applicants are encouraged to discuss their proposals with staff prior to the deadline.

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

Kevin Sullivan, Program Coordinator
Tel: 401-738-2000 x6376
Fax: 401-732-9522
TDD: 401-739-9150

City of Warwick, Rhode Island
Office of Housing & Community Development
City Hall Annex
3275 Post Road
Warwick, RI 02886

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