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Community Development
Block Grant (CDBG)
Program
Dan Narber
Iowa Economic Development Authority
Community Development Block Grant
Program
» Receive Approximately $22 Million Annually
» U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
» Anticipated Program Budget Cuts
» CDBG funding declined $7.5 million or 26% decrease since 2010
2010 Allocation = $28,51 Million
2011 Allocation = $23,87 Million
2012 Allocation = $21.05 Million
De-Obligated CDBG Funds
» Tornado & Wind Damage Assistance Program
– $4.4 Million to Monona, Cherokee, Benton, Ida, Taylor, and Tama Counties
» Technical Assistance
– Stormwater workshops, planning/public participation workshops, studies
» Sustainable Community Demonstration Projects
– District geo-thermal in West Union, urban stormwater management in Belle Plaine
» Downtown Revitalization
– Façade Master Plan, Neighborhood Facilities Projects
– 20 Active projects - $9.8 Million
– Applications due in January
CDBG Economic Development Programs
» Economic Development Set-Aside (EDSA)
– For-profit loan assistance tied directly to job creation
– Maximum $10,000 per job, maximum award $1 million
– 51% of jobs must be LMI
– No match requirement, but an evaluation criteria
– Jobs must meet or exceed 90% regional wage
» Public Facilities Set-Aside (PFSA)
– Assistance to cities/counties for infrastructure that will lead to job creation
– Maximum $10,000 per job, maximum award $500,000
– 51% of jobs must be LMI
– 50% local match required
– Jobs must meet or exceed 90% regional wage
» Career Link – job training program
Sustainable Community Demonstration and
Downtown Revitalization Purposes
» Assist communities in demonstrating innovative, cutting
edge solutions to making Iowa’s communities more
environmentally, economically, and culturally viable
» Innovative, out-of-the-box, comprehensive, and replicable
approaches to sustainability
Sustainable Community Demonstration and
Downtown Revitalization
» Sustainable Community Demonstration Projects
– Funds are made available through IDED’s Contingency Fund
• 5% of CDBG’s annual allocation
• usually funds Opportunities and Threats activities
» Downtown Revitalization Projects
– Funds are made available through the deobligation of federal funds through
IDED’s competitive program
– Needs to be part of a comprehensive downtown revitalization plan
2012 Program Year Funding
» Water/Sewer
• 60 Applications for $18.9 Million
• 25 Awards for $15.1 Million
• Leveraged $10.8 Million in Local Funds
» Community Facilities an Services
• 19 Applications for $7.1 Million
• 5 Awards for $2.4 Million
• Leveraged $2.7 Million in Local Funds
2011 Program Year Funding
» Water/Sewer
• 64 Applications for $19.6 Million
• 45 Awards for $15.1 Million
• Leveraged $31.5 Million in Local Funds
» Community Facilities an Services
• 14 Applications for $5.6 Million
• 8 Awards for $2.8 Million
• Leveraged $2.6 Million in Local Funds
2010 Program Year Funding
» Water and Sewer Fund
– 79 Applications for $26.1 Million
– 34 Awards for $11.8 Million
– Leveraged $52 Million in Local Funds
» Community Facilities and Services Fund
– 12 Applications for $5.2 Million
– 4 Awards for $2.1 Million
– Leveraged $4.4 Million in Local Funds
National Objective
» All Projects Must Meet National Objective
» Primarily Benefit Persons of Low and Moderate Income (LMI)
– 51% of Those Benefitting Must be LMI
– Based on 80% of Median Family Income by Household Size
State of Iowa CDBG Program
» Competitive Program
– Water/Sewer Fund
– Community Facilities and Services Fund
» Housing Fund
» Job Creation, Retention, and Enhancement Fund
» Contingency Fund
CDBG Fund
Eligible Applicants
» Cities Under 50,000
» All Counties
» Eligible Applicants Can Apply on Behalf of a Non-Profit
Grant Ceilings
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0-999
1,000-2,499
2,500-14,999
15,000-49,999
$300,000*
$500,000
$600,000
$800,000
*Maximum $1000 Per Person
CDBG Fund
Eligible Costs
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Architectural and Engineering Fees
Acquisition
Construction
Expansion
Renovation
Administration
Water and Sewer Fund
Application Review Criteria
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Need for the Project
Timely Start and Completion
Local Funds Leveraged
Cost Per Beneficiary
Best Long Term Option
Affordability
Readiness Requirements
» Procurement of Engineer Prior to Submittal of Application
» Submittal of Application to Other Funding Agencies by CDBG Due
Date
» Submittal of Approvable PER to DNR by CDBG Due Date For All
Projects
» Submittal of Approvable PER to USDA
» Submittal of Approvable PER With CDBG Application
Community Facilities & Services Fund
Application Review Criteria
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Need for the Project
Timely Start and Completion
Local Funds Leveraged
Cost Per Beneficiary
Capacity to Operate Facility
Amount of Local Funds Committed or Secured
Percentage of Low and Moderate Income Persons Being Served
Will Meet National Objective After Completion
Readiness Requirements
» Submittal of Application to Other Funding Agencies by CDBG Due
Date
» Documentation of Prior Planning
» Documentation of Signed Agreements or Commitments for all
Entities
Federal Requirements
» CDBG recipients must comply with:
– Procurement Requirements of 24 CFR Part 85.36
– NEPA Act of 1969 and Environmental Review Requirements
of 24 CFR Part 58
• Upfront Review of Environmental Assessments
– Labor Standards Compliance: Davis-Bacon and Related Acts
– Acquisition Regulations for Project Site and Easements
– Civil Rights and Fair Housing Requirements
Coordination with other Agencies
» Jointly funded projects
– USDA Rural Development
– Iowa Department of Natural Resources
– Coordination Meetings to Discuss Projects
– Valuable Resources for Information and Technical Details
Funding Cycle
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August Nov./Jan. March April -
Application Workshop
Applications Due
Awards
Recipient Workshop
CDBG Process Changes
» Online Application Process
» IowaGrants.gov
» Will Use for Complete Process
– Application to Project Close-out
– Drawing Funds
– Amendments
– Reporting
Current Funding Cycle
» 2013 Program Year
– Water/Sewer Fund
• 67 Applications Received
• Requesting $22.6 Million
– Community Facilities and Services Fund
• 9 Applications Received
• Requesting $4.6 Million
CDBG Program Contacts
Dan Narber, Project Manager
515.725.3072
[email protected]

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