Notice of Funding Availability: Community Development Block Grant funds for Housing and Public Facilities2017-06-23
CDFA is now accepting applications for the second round of 2017 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Housing and Public Facilities funds. Approximately $1.7 million in CDBG funds is estimated to be available for this round.
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, August 28, 2017.
For additional information on the CDBG program, contact Meena Gyawali at mgyawali@NHCDFA.org
or (603) 226-2170.
Eligible Applicants and Activities
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.
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 US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the New Hampshire program is administered through the Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA).