What's New? (Updated September 19, 2014)
Applications for the City of Naperville’s Program Year 2015 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program are now available. Please download both the instructions for the application as well as the application itself.
The City of Naperville held a pre-application information session for the 2015-2016 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the Social Services Grant (SSG) on September 17 at the Naperville Municipal Center.
The presentation materials from the information session are available here:
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program applications are due by 12:00 noon, Wednesday, October 15, 2014.
What is CDBG?
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a Housing and Urban
Development (HUD) program. This federal program was developed to ensure decent
affordable housing for all, provide services to the most vulnerable in our
communities, create jobs, and expand business opportunities. CDBG is an
important tool in helping local governments tackle the most serious challenges
facing their communities. The CDBG program has made a difference in the lives
of millions of people living in communities all across this Nation. For more
information about HUD programs, visit www.hud.gov .
The City of Naperville
is an “entitlement community.” Entitlement communities develop their own
programs and funding priorities. Each year, a maximum of 15% of the funds can
be used for public services, a maximum of 20% can be used for grant
administration, and 65% is used for public facilities, infrastructure
improvements, and housing programs, also called “direct benefit”. Organizations
that are awarded funds are called “sub-grantees.” In Naperville, approximately
15 sub-grantees carry out the city’s goals and objectives for low-and
moderate-income residents with CDBG funds.
The application cycle
usually begins with an annual meeting in the fall to discuss the city’s
priorities for the year. To be placed on the mailing list for this meeting or
for more information about applying for funds, contact us at (630) 305-5315 or
via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CDBG funds may be used
for activities that include, but are not limited to:
- Acquisition of real property;
- Relocation and demolition;
- Rehabilitation of residential and non-residential
- Construction of public facilities and improvements,
such as water and sewer facilities, streets, and neighborhood centers;
- Public services, within certain limits;
- Activities related 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.
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.
- September 17, 2014 - Pre-application Meeting
- September 18, 2014 - Applications available
- October 15, 2014 - Applications due
- November 24, 2014 - City Council Workshop
- January 6, 2014 - City Council Awards
Annual Action Plans
The Annual Action Plan, or AAP, outlines the resources anticipated to be available and specifies the activities proposed during the program year for April 1 through March 31 of each year. A substantial amendment is made when changes to projects or funding is proposed in the Annual Action Plan. The original AAPs and their amendments are available below:
The Naperville City Council determines CDBG allocations based on the established DuPage County Consolidated Plan, since Naperville is part of a funding consortium with the County. A list of the final City Council CDBG funding decisions is linked below.
PY2013 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
Each year HUD requires the City of Naperville to submit a report on its grant performance and accomplishments through the preparation and submission of the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). The CAPER contains narratives, tables, and location maps for the activities carried out that year, and reports on the City's progress in addressing the goals, objectives, and performance measures established in the five-year Consolidated Plan and in that year's Annual Action Plan.
The CAPER is made available for public review and comment for a 15-day period prior to submission to HUD. At least one public hearing is held by the City during the 15-day public comment period. The CAPER contains all public comments received during that time.
The approved document is available below:
If you are a subrecipient, please visit our CDBG Subrecipient page for more information on required reporting forms and other information that is required to complete the funding process.
The City of Naperville is committed to providing equal opportunity for minority business enterprises and women's business enterprises (MBE/WBE). Organizations that receive Naperville CDBG funds are strongly encouraged to send bid notification to any appropriate MBE/WBE companies on this list.
If you would like your company to be placed on the MBE/WBE list, please complete and send the Recognition Application to DuPage County along with the requested back-up documentation.