Community Development Block Grant Program

CDBG Draft Documents Now Available for Review

Three draft documents are now available for review and comment through Tuesday, July 21. They reflect proposed changes to the Community Development Block Grant Program plan for the years 2019-2024 to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Download the documents using the links on this page.

Public hearing and public comment period for amendments to address the COVID-19 pandemic

The City of Naperville has developed three draft documents for public review and comment. You can download them by clicking on the links below.

  • Proposed Program Year 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan: Includes an analysis of non-housing community development needs, housing market analysis and a strategic plan for community investment funded by the CDBG Program for the 2020-2024 program years. The Consolidated Plan also includes the 2020 Annual Action Plan (AAP), which outlines the resources anticipated to be available for Program Year (PY) 2020 and specifies the activities proposed for CDBG funding during the program year (April 1, 2020, to March 31, 2021). These documents were published in February 2020, but have been revised to reflect the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

  • Proposed Substantial Amendment (CDBG-CV) to the CDBG Program Year 2019 Annual Action Plan: Amends the PY 2019 AAP to include reprogrammed and supplemental CDBG funds (CDBG-CV) to be used to prevent, prepare for and respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

  • Proposed CDBG Citizen Participation Plan: Contains amended policies and procedures for citizen participation in the development of CDBG community development plans. Permits emergency procedures including virtual public hearings and reduced citizen comment periods.

Copies of the draft documents will also be available at the City Clerk’s Office at 400 S. Eagle Street, Naperville, IL 60540, and at Naperville Public Libraries (if buildings are open). Hard copies may be requested by contacting Ruth Broder, Community Grants Coordinator, at broderr@naperville.il.us or (630) 305-5315

Public hearings on the draft documents described above will take place via Zoom video conference during the regularly scheduled City Council meeting beginning at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21. Instructions for remote participation in the public hearings are posted in the meeting agenda on the City’s website at https://naperville.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx.

Comments or questions regarding the draft documents will be accepted from Friday, July 17, through Tuesday, July 21. All comments and questions can be submitted to Ruth Broder, Community Grants Coordinator at broderr@naperville.il.us or (630) 305-5315 or may be given at the public hearing. Individuals with disabilities requesting a reasonable accommodation or a translator should contact the Communications Department at info@naperville.il.us or (630) 420-6707 or (630) 305-5205 (TDD) at least 48 hours in advance of the scheduled meeting.

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.

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 nonresidential 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).

Reporting

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.

MBE/WBE

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.