Community Development Block Grant Program

Public Hearing and Public Comment Period

Program Year 2024 Public Action Plan

The City of Naperville has published a proposed Annual Action Plan (AAP) for Program Year 2024 (April 1, 2024 – March 31, 2025). The City invites comments on the proposed plan which outlines the Community Development Block Grant funds anticipated to be available for Program Year (PY) 2024 and specifies the activities proposed for CDBG funding during the program year. The draft document can be viewed at this link:

Copies of the document are also available at Naperville Public Libraries and by contacting the Community Services Department at 400 S. Eagle Street, Naperville, IL 60540. Copies may be requested by contacting Miranda Barfuss, Community Grants Coordinator, at or (630) 305-5315.

Public hearings on the draft document described above will take place during the regularly scheduled City Council meeting beginning at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 6, 2024. The Meeting Agenda will be posted on the City’s website at:

Comments or questions regarding the draft documents will be accepted from Friday, January 5, 2024 through Tuesday, February 7, 2024. All comments and questions can be submitted to Miranda Barfuss, Community Grants Coordinator at 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 or (630) 420-6707 or (630) 305-5205 (TDD) at least 48 hours in advance of the scheduled meeting.

PY24 Important Dates to Remember

  • September 14, 2023 - Pre-Application Workshop for SSG and CDBG (11 a.m. Municipal Center - Council Chambers) 
  • September 15, 2023 - PY24 funding applications available
  • October 27, 2023 - PY24 funding applications due by 5 p.m.
  • February 6, 2024 - City Council approval of the PY24 CDBG allocations/Annual Action Plan
  • April 1, 2024 - PY24 CDBG Program Year begins 

Begin a New CDBG Grant Application

Return to a Saved CDBG Grant Application

As a CDBG Grantee, you are required to fill out and submit the following forms below to complete the funding process:

View the PY2024 Pre-Application Meeting PowerPoint slides

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/September to discuss the City’s priorities for the year.


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).


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.


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