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Community Development Block Grant Program

What’s New?

The City Council Workshop on the Program Year 2017 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and CY 2017 Social Services Grants (SSG) that was to have been held on December 20, 2016, has been rescheduled to Monday, February 27, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

The Agenda and Information Packet for the Workshop (PDF)

City Council will have the opportunity to discuss the allocations and hear from speakers before giving preliminary approval to the proposed allocations. The public will have an opportunity to address the Council for up to three minutes each. If you are interested in speaking, please sign in at the City Clerk’s Office on the 1st floor of the Municipal Center between 5:15 p.m. and 5:45 p.m.

Fair Housing Study

The City, working with Mullin & Lonergan Associates, Inc., a national fair housing consultant, has prepared a new Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) to replace the previous AI, prepared in 2007. The AI assesses the conditions, both public and private, that affect fair housing choice and recommends strategies to reduce barriers to achieving fair housing. The draft AI is now available for public review and comment.    

The Housing Advisory Commission held a public meeting on the draft AI on Monday, February 6, 2017.  You can view the PowerPoint presentation of the draft AI here

Copies of the draft AI are also available at the Naperville Public Libraries and the City Clerk’s office. Comments or questions on the draft AI will be accepted through February 21, 2017, and can be submitted to:

Ruth Broder, Community Grants Coordinator

City Clerk's Office
400 S. Eagle Street
Naperville, IL 60540
TEL: (630) 305-5315 EMAIL:

Program Description

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.

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 “subrecipients.” In Naperville, approximately 10-15 subrecipients 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 August to discuss the city’s priorities for the year.

PY17 Capital Improvements (CI) Projects Grant Application Now Available

Applications and instructions for The City of Naperville’s Program Year 2017 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program are now available:

The City of Naperville held a pre-application information session for the Program Year 2017 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the Social Services Grant (SSG) on August 31, 2016, at the Naperville Municipal Center.

Capital Improvements (CI) Projects grant applications were due on Friday, September 30, 2016.


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. This year, the public comment period for Program Year 2015 (April 1, 2015 – March 31, 2016) will take place from June 7-21, 2016. The draft CAPER is available below:

A public hearing on the draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) will take place at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 21, 2016, in the Council Chambers at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle Street.

Copies of the draft CAPER are also available at the Naperville Public Libraries and the City Clerk’s office. Comments or questions on the draft CAPER will be accepted through June 21, 2016 and can be submitted to

Ruth Broder, Community Grants Coordinator

City Clerk's Office
400 S. Eagle Street
Naperville, IL 60540
TEL: (630) 305-5315 EMAIL:


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

As a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) subrecipient, you are required to fill out and submit the following forms below to complete the funding process.

Amending Agreements

In case of any changes to the “Subrecipient Agreement,” a subrecipient needs to submit the amendment form explaining proposed changes. No changes to the project can be made without the approval of the City of Naperville.

Project Timeline

This schedule should be filled out shortly after signing the agreement and it should accompany the Performance Indicator Report (see below for report).


The City of Naperville requires subgrantees to report on grant progress through the life of the project. The reporting forms can be accessed below and are applicable to all projects.

Quarterly Reporting

Quarterly Reports must be filled out by the subrecipient on the quarterly basis. Even if there was no change of the project status, a subrecipient is required to submit the report indicating that no progress occurred.

Annual Reporting

An Annual Report must be filled out by a subrecipient at the end of the project or at the end of the grant cycle with a deadline of 04/15 of each year.

Performance Indicator Report for Individuals & Households

This report is to be submitted with the project schedule and annual report.

Request for Payment

In order to be reimbursed, a subrecipient must fill out Request for Payment form and submit all required supporting documentation. Requests for Payment are due the 10th of each month.


The City of Naperville is committed to providing equal opportunity for minority business enterprises and women's business enterprises (MBE/WBE). If you would like your company to be placed on the MBE/WBE list, please visit the DuPage County website.