Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

 What's New? (Updated February 24, 2014)

The City of Naperville is offering financial assistance to residents who meet low-to moderate-income guidelines and are participating in the City's Sanitary Sewer Backflow Prevention Device Program.

Through the Sanitary Sewer Backflow Prevention Device Program, the City reimburses the pre-approved homeowner 75 percent of the total cost of the project. Using $60,000 funds from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, the City will help eligible residents who meet low-to moderate-income guidelines by paying the remaining 25 percent of the project cost. The funds will be available beginning Tuesday, April 1 and will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. Before applying for financial assistance, residents interested in the Sanitary Sewer Backflow Prevention Device Program must be pre-approved by the Department of Public Utilities - Water to participate in the program. Visit the Sanitary Sewer Backflow Prevention Device Program webpage for more information on the program.

Once pre-approved to participate in the program, residents must submit an application to determine if they qualify for financial assistance. Click here to access the financial assistance application.

Residents who apply for assistance will receive a letter notifying them whether they have been approved for assistance. Financial assistance questions can be directed to Anna Straczek at or (630) 305-5315.

City Council PY14 AAP Approval

On January 21, 2014 City Council approved the draft of the CBDG PY14 Annual Action Plan. However, due to delays in Congressional release of funding, the exact amount of the award is not known yet. When it becomes available, the City will amend the PY14 Annual Action Plan and will release a final copy of the plan.

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:

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:

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

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.


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.


August 28, 2013
Pre-Application Meeting

August 28, 2013
Applications are available online.

September 30, 2013
Applications due

October 29, 2013
City Council Workshop

November 2013
City Council Social Service Grant Awards Approval

December 13, 2013 - January 21, 2014
Public Comment Period on 2014 Annual Action Plan

January 21, 2014
Public Hearing on 2014 Annual Action Plan and City Council CDBG Awards Approval

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.

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.