Community Development Block Grant Program

    Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

    Public Hearing and Public Comment Period for Program Year 2021 Annual Action Plan

    The City of Naperville has published a proposed Annual Action Plan (AAP) for Program Year 2021 (April 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022). The City invites comments on the proposed plan which outlines the Community Development Block Grant funds anticipated to be available for Program Year (PY) 2021 and specifies the activities proposed for CDBG funding during the program year. The draft document can be viewed at this link:

    -Proposed CDBG Program Year 2021 Annual Action Plan (PDF)

    Copies of the document are also available at Naperville Public Libraries and by contacting the City Clerk’s Office at 400 S. Eagle Street, Naperville, IL 60540. Copies may be requested by contacting Ruth Broder, CDBG Coordinator at 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 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 16, 2021. Instructions for remote participation in the public hearings are posted in the meeting Agenda on the City’s website at:

    Comments or questions regarding the draft documents will be accepted from Monday, January 18, 2021 through Tuesday, February 16, 2021. All comments and questions can be submitted to Ruth Broder, CDBG 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

    Small Business Assistance Grant: Applications Under Review

    Applications are under review for the Small Business Assistance Grant sponsored by the City of Naperville, in collaboration with the Naperville Development Partnership and the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce. The program received 92 applications during a weeklong period that concluded Nov. 19. Applications came from a variety of small businesses that have been negatively affected by COVID-19. The application period is now over, and no more applications are being accepted at this time. 

    Submitted applications will be assigned a random number and chosen for full review through a lottery system. Those that meet all requirements will be offered funding, with new applications chosen by lottery until funds run out. Applications will be evaluated based on demonstrated need, ability to use funds for eligible expenses and ability to create or retain jobs. Grant administrators expect to announce awards by the end of the year. 

    The Small Business Assistance Grant has $100,000 available to provide qualifying businesses up to $5,000 each for expenses including payroll; rent or mortgage payments; some utility bills; personal protective equipment; and materials, supplies or temporary building modifications necessary to comply with public health requirements.

    The grant is supported by Community Development Block Grant funds provided through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act.

    For more information, please email

    Program Year 2021 CDBG/SSG Call for Projects

    The Program Year 2021 Community Development Block Grant Program/Capital Improvements Application Cycle is now open.

    Important Dates

    CDBG and SSG applications are due by noon Friday, Nov. 6, 2020.

    Begin a new Capital Improvements (CI)

    Return to a saved application

    Download a PY2021 CI/SS Application Worksheet

    PY21 Naperville Pre-Application Meeting Slides

    For additional information about the meeting or applying for funding, please contact one of the following:


    PY2019 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. This year, the public comment period for Program Year 2019 (April 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020) will take place from September 1, 2020 – September 15, 2020. The draft CAPER is available below:

    A public hearing on the draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) will take place via video conference during the regularly scheduled City Council meeting at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 15, 2020. Instructions for participating in the public hearing remotely will be posted on the City’s website at by 5:00 PM, September 9, 2020.

    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 September 15, 2020 and can be submitted to Ruth Broder at or (630) 305-5315.

    Funding Applications for CDBG-CV: Coronavirus Response Projects

    Applications for the CDBG-CV: Coronavirus Response Projects were due by Friday, Sept. 4. 

    The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act, included supplemental CDBG funding to assist communities to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Naperville received $315,985 in supplemental funding and reprogrammed $81,000 in annual CDBG funding to COVID-19 response, for a total of $396,985.

    View the application requirements

    For more information, contact Ruth Broder, Community Grants Coordinator, at (630) 305-5315 or via email at

    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.


    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.


    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.