2022 Community Development Block Grant Application
Aurora receives about $1.5 million in federal funds each year through the CDBG entitlement. Those funds must be used in accordance with a five-year Consolidated Plan and an Annual Action Plan that are submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and adopted by Aurora’s City Council.
Non-profit organizations that serve low/moderate income residents of Aurora by providing programs such as homelessness prevention, early childcare/education services, code-related home repair, and a host of others have all served the community in the past using CDBG funds. Block grants have also funded city infrastructure including street reconstruction.
- 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations in good standing
- Government agencies, school districts, under limited circumstances
- Institutions of higher education
- For-profit businesses, under limited circumstances
Eligible activities must benefit City of Aurora residents and address one of the City of Aurora’s Goals/Objectives associated with Housing, Public Services, Public Facilities/Capital Improvements, Neighborhood Revitalization, or Economic Development. Additionally, heightened attention is given to agencies and activities located within the boundaries of the City’s Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area (NRSA). For CDBG eligible activities, at least 51% of beneficiaries must be low- and moderate-income persons.
The City of Aurora will only consider funding proposals for CDBG eligible activities that serve primarily low- and moderate-income persons residing in the City of Aurora. Funded activities or facilities must be available to all eligible persons within the general public. The following activities are examples of eligible CDBG activities (restrictions may apply). Please note that this list is not inclusive of all types of activities that may be eligible under the CDBG Program*:
•Rehabilitation of housing units for low-moderate-income persons;
•Economic development activities that create full-time jobs for low-and moderate- income persons;
•Health care and substance abuse services;
•Child care and after-school programs;
•Transitional housing and supportive services for the homeless;
•Parks, playgrounds, and recreational facilities;
•Senior and disabled centers, except 24-hour care facilities;
•Removal of architectural barriers, which restrict mobility of persons with disabilities;
•Acquisition, construction or rehabilitation of neighborhood facilities for public use;
•Acquisition, construction or rehabilitation of facilities for persons with special needs (e.g. homeless persons, battered spouses, frail elderly, disabled adults, abused children, etc.).
*Please note that applicants who apply for public facility improvement projects must own the property in order to be considered for funding.
If you have project-specific or programmatic questions after this meeting, send all inquiries through email to:
Chris Ragona - RagonaC@aurora.il.us
Application, Guidelines, and Slides can be found:
Application Deadline is
11/15/2021 at 11:59 pm