Category: Community Development
Name: Community Development Block Grants
Funder: [State] U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development/Administered by the Kentucky Department for Local Governments
Eligible: All cities and counties are eligible to apply for the funds with the exception of Ashland, Bowling Green, Covington, Elizabethtown, Henderson, Hopkinsville, Lexington-Fayette County, Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government, and Owensboro.
Description: The CDBG program provides assistance to communities for use in revitalizing neighborhoods, expanding affordable housing and economic opportunities, providing infrastructure and/or improving community facilities and services. All projects must meet one of the three national objectives: benefit low- and moderate-income persons; prevention or elimination of slums or blight; meeting particularly urgent community development needs.
There are FIVE different grant opportunities that can receive funding:
Community Projects – The Community program is designed to provide funds for community development projects that address human service needs, such as senior centers, crisis centers, fire stations and facilities that provide services to low-income persons.
Due: Community Projects – August 3, 2020
Public Facilities – The Public Facilities Branch provides funding to primarily develop Kentucky's water and wastewater systems.
Due: Public Facilities – August 3, 2020
Community Emergency Relief Fund
– CERF funds are provided to give communities a means to restore infrastructure or housing that severe weather or natural disasters have negatively impacted.
Due: Community Emergency Relief Fund – February 28, 2021
Housing – The Housing program works to fund projects designed to develop decent, safe, sanitary and affordable housing.
Due: Housing – February 28, 2021
Economic Development – The Economic Development Branch works to fund development activities that create or retain jobs principally benefiting low and moderate income (LMI) persons. Additional goals provide for the training and provision of human services that allow for the professional advancement of LMI persons.
Due: Economic Development – February 28, 2021