CDFA News
Notice of Funding Availability: CDBG funds for Housing and Public Facilities
2016-05-12
CDFA is now accepting applications for the second round of 2016 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Housing and Public Facilities funds. Approximately $1.9 million in CDBG funds is estimated to be available for this round, pending receipt of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding agreement for 2016.
 
All applications for CDBG Housing and Public Facilities grants must be received by CDFA through its online grants management system (https://nhcdfagrants.org/) by 4:00 PM on Monday, July 25, 2016.    
 
Eligible Applicants and Activities for CDBG Housing and Public Facilities Grants
Eligible applicants for CDBG funds include most New Hampshire incorporated counties, cities, and towns. A nonprofit agency may also apply through its municipality or county as a sub-recipient of CDBG funds. All eligible municipalities and counties may apply for up to $500,000 in CDBG funds per year.
 
Please note the federally-designated entitlement communities of Dover, Manchester, Nashua, Portsmouth, and Rochester are ineligible to apply as they receive CDBG funds directly from HUD. 
 
Affordable housing and housing rehabilitation grants provide a municipality with the funds to purchase, rehabilitate, expand, and improve the condition and supply of housing for low- and moderate-income homeowners and tenants. 
 
Public Facilities grants include water and waste water system improvements, transitional and homeless shelters, sidewalks, handicapped access, and neighborhood or community centers that provide public services to low- and moderate-income people.
 
May 25 Application Workshop for CDBG Housing and Public Facilities
CDFA will be conducting an Application Writing Workshop for the CDBG Housing and Public Facilities program on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the following location:
 
New Hampshire Technical Institute – Grappone Hall
Room 301, William G. Simonton Memorial Lecture Hall
31 College Drive
Concord, NH 03301
 
To register for the workshop please click here. To request additional information, please email tupstill@nhcdfa.org or call 603-226-2170. Space is limited; please RSVP by Wednesday, May 18, 2016. 

Helpful CDBG Resources
Several resources to assist applicants can be found on CDFA’s CDBG Resources webpage. Helpful materials to consider reviewing include:

Additional Information on the CDBG Program
Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 authorized the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The primary purpose of the CDBG program is the development of viable communities by providing decent housing, suitable living environments, and expanding economic opportunities, principally for low and moderate income people. The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the New Hampshire program is administered through the Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA).
 
In 2016, the New Hampshire CDBG program received approximately $8 million from HUD to use for CDBG Programs including Housing, Public Facilities, Economic Development, and Planning (Feasibility) Studies.
 
A nonprofit agency may also apply through its municipality or county as a sub-recipient of CDBG money. All eligible municipalities and counties can apply for up to $500,000 in CDBG funds per program, per year. Planning (Feasibility) funds are limited to a maximum of $12,000 per project.

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