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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

What's New (Updated July 31, 2015)

Pre-Application Workshop and Information Session:
The City of Naperville will kick-off its 2016 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Social Services Grant (SSG) funding cycle with a Pre-Application Workshop and Information Session from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, August 18, 2015, in Meeting Rooms A and B of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St.

Topics will include:

  • Overview of Programs and 2016 Priorities for CDBG/SSG
  • Eligibility for CDBG/SSG
  • Funding Criteria
  • Application Process, Deadlines and Submission Requirements

Who’s Invited? Anyone with an interest in the CDBG and SSG programs and the funding process is welcome. The meeting is not mandatory, but organizations interested in applying for grant funds are strongly encouraged to attend. CDBG and SSG applications will be due Wednesday, September 16, 2015.

PY2014 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 Program Year 2014 (April 1, 2014 – March 31, 2015) CAPER was submitted to HUD on June 30, 2015, after a 30-day public comment period, public hearing and approval by City Council.

The CAPER is available below:


Consolidated Plan/Annual Action Plans   

The City of Naperville’s five-year Consolidated Plan for 2015-2019, including the Annual Action Plan (AAP) for Program Year 2015 was approved by Council on February 3, 2015. The Consolidated Plan, developed in conjunction with DuPage County, describes the City’s strategic goals for the 2015-2019 program years. The AAP outlines the resources anticipated to be available and specifies the activities proposed to be undertaken during Program Year 2015 (April 1, 2015 – March 31, 2016).

The approved documents are available below:

Annual Action Plans for previous years are available below: 


Funding Recommendation
 

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. 

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 broderr@naperville.il.us 

 
Eligibility

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 structures;
  • 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.


CDBG Subrecipients
 

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.


MBE/WBE

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 on the DuPage County website.

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.