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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program (Idaho)

 
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    CFDA#

    14.228
     

    Funder Type

    State Government

    IT Classification

    B - Readily funds technology as part of an award

    Authority

    Idaho Department of Commerce

    Summary

    The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program provides flexible funding to carry out a wide range of community development activities directed toward neighborhood revitalization, economic development, and improved community facilities/services. Beginning in 1974, the CDBG program is one of the longest continuously run programs at HUD.  All CDBG-funded activities must meet one of the following national objectives: (1) Benefit low- and moderate-income persons; (2) Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums and blight; or (3) Meet certain community development needs having a particular urgency.

    In Idaho, CDBG funds may be utilized to address construction or renovation of various infrastructure projects such as water, wastewater and solid waste facilities, streets, and flood control projects; construction or improvements of a range of community facilities such as senior, health and social services centers; expansion of public services to serve low-income persons; creation of new jobs through small business loans or infrastructure improvements; and various affordable housing projects including home reconstruction, rehabilitation or repair programs.  

    Applications are accepted in the following program categories: 
    • Public Facility Construction and Improvement - Sewer and water systems, streets, fire stations, removal of architectural barriers, and other public infrastructure. Communities can extend infrastructure to public housing projects or assist homeowners with improvements. 
    • Economic Development - Public facility construction and improvements that support companies who are expanding and creating new jobs or new companies that will be creating jobs.
    • Senior Citizen and Community Centers - Rehabilitation, expansion and construction.
    For additional information see documents outlining Idaho Commerce's one-year action plan, five-year strategic plan and citizen participation strategy at http://commerce.idaho.gov/communities/community-grants/community-development-block-grant-cdbg/consolidated-planning-documents/
     

    History of Funding

    Examples of recently funded projects are as follows.

    • City of Moscow - Procurement of new fire engine: ICDBG award = $289,000, Project total cost = $572,900
    • City of Blackfoot - Installation of new restrooms at city park and ADA sidewalk improvements: ICDBG award = $150,000, Project total cost = $193,400
    • Power County / subrecipient – Health West - Health clinic renovations: ICDBG award = $250,000, Project total cost = $580,449

    Project sizes range from $55,000 to $9,000,000.

    Additional Information

    Additional funding is available through the Disaster Recovery Initiative (DRI) and Disaster Recovery Enhancement Fund (DREF). Such cases are addressed in real-time on a case-by-case basis rather than only once a year under an annual competition.

    Contacts

    Dennis Porter

    Dennis Porter
    700 W State Street, PO Box 83720
    Boise, ID 83720
    (208) 287-0782
    (208) 334-2631
     

  • Eligibility Details

    Only counties or incorporated cities with a population under 50,000 are eligible to apply for Idaho CDBG funds. Special service providers, such as fire districts, senior citizen centers and water or sewer districts, must be sponsored by a city or county.

    Deadline Details

    Application deadlines vary based on program category: 
    • Public Facility Construction and Improvement - Proposals must be submitted by the Friday before Thanksgiving, annually.  
    • Economic Development - 
      • Downtown Revitalization Projects - Proposals must be submitted by the Friday before Thanksgiving, annually.  
      • Job Creation Projects - Proposals must be submitted by the third Monday of December, March, June or September, annually. 
    • Senior Citizen and Community Centers -  Proposals must be submitted by the first Friday of March, annually.  

    Award Details

    Award amounts vary based on program category: 

    • Public Facility Construction and Improvement - Projects that involve public parks may only request up to $225,000. All other awards may be up to $500,000. 
    • Economic Development - Projects for downtown revitalization may be up to $500,000. Projects for infrastructure for jobs may be up to $30,000 per job, with a total maximum of $500,000. 
    • Senior Citizen and Community Centers - Awards may be up to $225,000. 

    Cost sharing/matching requirements also vary based on program category.

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