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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Grants to Arizona Nonprofits, For-Profits, and Agencies in
Eligible Regions to Benefit Low and Moderate-Income Households

Agency Type:

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City of Prescott

Conf. Date:

01/22/20

Deadline Date:

02/24/20 12:00 PM

Description:

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Grants to Arizona nonprofit and for-profit organizations and agencies in eligible regions for local community development projects and public services. Funding is intended to offer housing, a suitable living environment, and improved economic opportunities to low and moderate-income residents of the city of Prescott. Funds may be used for construction activities or direct service activities.

Eligible CDBG projects fall under one of the following broad categories: 

  1. Neighborhood Revitalization, Public Services and Facilities
  2. Human Services and Economic Opportunities
  3. Decent Affordable Housing

To address affordable housing needs, communities may use funds to:

  • Rehabilitate homes owned and occupied by LM persons or rental units in which at least 51 percent of the tenants are or will be LM and will pay “affordable rents”
  • Acquire property to be sold to LM persons or to be converted primarily to rental housing, with at least 51 percent of the units to be occupied by LM persons;
  • Acquire or clear property to be sold or leased to a private developer;
  • Construct off-site improvements for a developer who will build homes at least 51 percent of which will be sold to or constructed by (self-help) LM persons; or
  • Construct or rehabilitate shelters and transitional housing for the homeless.

To promote economic development, CDBG funds can be used to:

  • Lend funds to a business;
  • Provide the business with a loan guarantee;
  • Install a water line allowing a business to locate or expand;
  • Acquire land to be leased to a business; or
  • Provide training and support services to low-to-moderate income persons wishing to start their own businesses.
  • In most cases, the business must agree to create or retain a reasonable number of jobs in relation to the CDBG assistance and hire 51 percent LM income persons.

In addition CDBG funds can be used for:

  • Street, water and wastewater improvements;
  • Housing rehabilitation or buying land for new housing development;
  • The construction of or improvements to parks, libraries, health clinics, shelters for domestic violence victims or the homeless;
  • Salaries of people who provide public services such as child care or job training, or paying for furniture for such programs; and
  • Loans and other kinds of assistance so businesses can hire new employees.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 166327

Term of Contract:

Funding year begins on July 1, 2020 (note that funds can only be spent after contracts are finalized).

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants may be public or private entities that serve Prescott residents and are in good standing with the corporation commission.

Ineligible projects: Construction projects that are in a FEMA floodway, new home construction, and projects that cause the relocation of residents.

Pre-proposal Conference:

The City of Prescott invites representatives of local nonprofit organizations, City Departments, and for profit organizations to attend a CDBG grant application workshop. Topics to be discussed during the workshop include application timelines, eligibility requirements, guidelines, and instructions for applying on-line.

Wednesday January 22, 2020 from 1:30pm to 3:00pm:

Prescott Public Library
Founders Suite A and B
215 Goodwin Street
Prescott, AZ

For additional information contact Michelle Chavez.

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is February 24, 2020.

CDBG 2020 Timeline:
- January 22, 2020: CDBG Grant Application Workshop
- February 24, 2020: Grant Applications due to the City
- March 18, 2020: CDBG Citizen Advisory Committee Meeting ‐ Council Chambers, 1:30 p.m. ‐ Annual Plan Public Hearing #1 – project presentations
- April 15, 2020: CDBG Citizen Advisory Committee Meeting ‐ Council Chambers, 1:30 p.m. ‐ Annual Plan Public Hearing #2 – Project Award Decisions
- April 28, 2020: Annual Action Plan Hearing #3; Plan is presented at City Council
- April 29, 2020: Fair Housing Workshop with the Southwest Fair Housing Council
- May 26, 2020: Public Hearing #4 – City Council Approves Annual Action Plan
- June 2, 2020: Annual Action Plan is Submitted to HUD
- July 1, 2020: Funding Year begins (note that funds can only be spent after contracts are finalized)

Every community applying for CDBG funds must hold at least two public hearings to let residents identify possible projects. Public hearing notices also must be published in the local newspapers. These notices must be published before the community can send its application to HUD, and they must inform the public about the process to comment on projects recommended by elected officials. Notice of public meetings can also be posted at the local city hall.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit one original application and seven copies to:
CDBG Grants Administrator
Community Development Department
201 S Cortez Street
Prescott, AZ, 86303

For questions:
Michelle Chavez, CDBG Grants Administrator
michelle.chavez@prescott-az.gov

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