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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Grants to Prescott, Arizona Nonprofits to
Benefit Low- and Moderate-Income Households

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City of Prescott

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02/26/18 12:00 PM


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Grants to Prescott, Arizona nonprofit organizations for a broad range of community development projects and public services. Proposals funded under this program must primarily benefit low- and moderate-income households. Eligible 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

CDBG Funds may be used to provide public services (including labor, supplies, materials and other costs), provided the public service is:
-A new service
-A quantifiable increase in the level of an existing service

CDBG can also be used to fund construction activities.

CDBG Consolidated Plan:

On May 12, 2015 at the conclusion of a six month planning process, the Prescott City Council adopted the 2015 - 2020 Community Development Block Grant(CDBG) Consolidated Plan. The Five-Year Plan provides the framework for the use of CDBG funding received by the City of Prescott from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the five-year period beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2020. CDBG funds must be used to benefit low and moderate income households and neighborhoods.

Community Development Block Grants - CDBG:

The Community Development Block Grant program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Community Development Block Grants help communities provide decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate income.

HUD awards grants to entitlement community grantees to carry out a wide range of community development activities directed toward revitalizing neighborhoods, economic development and providing improved community facilities and services. Entitlement communities develop their own programs and funding priorities.

Prescott qualified as an entitlement community in 2005 and developed the first Five Year Consolidated Plan 2005 - 2009 and a One Year Action Plan 2005. During this first 2005-2009 Consolidated Plan the CDBG Program facilitated and funded infrastructure improvements, (sidewalks and street paving, rehabilitated low income limited clientele rental units, renovations at residential treatment facilities, worked with Habitat for Humanity to have a tool lending program for the Brush with Kindness program, provided support for a coordinator at the Prescott Area Women's Shelter, supplied bed night dollars to Project Aware as well as assistance dollars for case management of homeless vets, provided funding to Meals on Wheels Homebound Program for the Elderly and renovation projects for Catholic Charities duplex rehabilitation.

CDBG funds may be used wide variety of activities including:
-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.

Community applications for CDBG funds must meet the "National Objectives" established by Congress. The National Objectives require each project to:
-Primarily benefit low-to moderate-income persons,
-Prevent or eliminate slum and blight, or
-Meet other urgent community development needs relating to health and safety issues.

For the purposes of this grant, “low and moderate income" refers to the total annual family income that is less than 80 percent of the average income for same-size families in that area.

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.

Affordable Housing - CDBG funds can be used 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.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 166327

Term of Contract:

The proposed project schedule may take place June 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019.

The funding year begins May 15, 2018. Note that funds can only be spent after contracts are finalized.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are 501c3 organizations that serve Prescott residents and are in good standing with the corporation commission.

Pre-proposal Conference:

The 2018 CDBG Grant Application Workshop is Friday, January 12, 2018 from 2:00 - 3:00 PM, at:

Prescott Public Library, Founders Suite A and B
215 E Goodwin St.
Prescott, AZ 86303

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to apply is 12:00 PM, Monday, February 26, 2018.

CDBG Timeline:
-January 12, 2018: Application Workshop
-February 26, 2018: Grant Applications due to the City
-March 1, 2018 - PAC Meeting for Construction Projects
-March 14, 2018: Annual Plan Public Hearing #1: project presentations (Council Chambers, 2:00 PM)
-March 21, 2018: Citizen Advisory Committee Ranks Projects
-April 20, 2018- Fair Housing Workshop
-April 24, 2018: Annual Plan Hearing #2; Plan is presented to Council and the Public
-May 8, 2018: Public Hearing #3: Council Approves Plan
-May 15, 2018: Funding Year begins (note that funds can only be spent after contracts are finalized)

Contact Information:

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

Darla Eastman, Grants Administrator
201 S Cortez Street
Prescott, AZ, 86303


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USA: Arizona: City of Prescott