Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

What's New? (Updated January 28, 2015) 

PY 2015 Annual Action Plan
The City of Naperville has developed its draft Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2015 which outlines the resources anticipated to be available and specifies the activities proposed during the program year for April 1st through March 31st of each year. The City of Naperville has also developed a Consolidated Plan for strategic goals and Non-Housing Community Development Needs for the 2015-2019 program years.

The draft documents are available below:

A public hearing on the proposed Annual Action Plan will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 3, 2015, in the Council Chambers at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St.

Comments or questions regarding the proposed changes will be accepted through February 6, 2015 and can be submitted to Ruth Broder at or (630) 305-5315.

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 .

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 


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.


  • September 17, 2014 - Pre-application Meeting 
  • September 18, 2014 - Applications available online 
  • October 15, 2014 - Applications due 
  • November 24, 2014 - City Council Workshop  
  • February 3, 2015 - Public Hearing/City Council Awards Approval 

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: 

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. 


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: 

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.


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.