Up to $2,000 per beneficiary with a maximum of
of the awarded grant amount
May 1, 2023HOW TO APPLY
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$3 million has been allocated for the Community Centers, Libraries and Parks Grant program in 2023. Communities can receive up to $2,000 per beneficiary up to $600,000 (<5,000 population) and $750,000 (>5,000). Administrative costs are limited to $25,000.
This program funds projects to increase community engagement, health, connectedness and vibrancy in communities. Eligible expenses include:
Grant applications are evaluated for funding based on project need, readiness, impact, sustainability and matching funds source and availability.
Key considerations include:
The grantee must follow Uniform Relocation Act (URA). If CDBG is paying for the building or will be counted for the match, do not sign a deed, you only need an option to purchase.
Yes, the partnership details will be defined in the interlocal agreement.
Yes, updates and renovations of the facility are eligible items with grant funding.
Currently, we are accepting applications for community-wide benefit community centers. Senior centers and youth centers are considered limited clientele projects that limit access to the facility to only seniors or youth, so they are ineligible.
As an alternative to having a senior or youth-only project, the community could design their buildings to have specific spaces that serve those groups' needs and can also be used by other beneficiaries.
Yes, those are eligible spaces to house within the facility. The purchase of the equipment to place in those spaces is not eligible. Only the construction of the building is eligible.
Fire stations are eligible for 2023 CDBG funding under the Community Centers category. Fire trucks are not eligible for 2023.
LMI help The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program requires that each CDBG funded activity must either principally benefit low- and moderate-income (LMI) persons, aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight, or meet a community development need having a particular urgency.
Based on program participants
|LMI Family Income Limit*|
*LMI calculations are from 2015 Census and LMI by household are from 2022 HUD Section 8. Final LMI will be confirmed upon application review.
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Application Deadline: May 1st, 2023
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