Hoboken is now accepting applications for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Year 2021 that provides funding to eligible programs and projects sponsored by public agencies or not-for-profit organizations.
The city encourages local community groups that provide quantifiable benefits to low and moderate-income residents to apply.
The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development provides the CDBG funds, which this year amount to almost $1.1 million.
According to the city, Public Service Funding is capped at 15 percent of total funding, which would make $160,921.80 available to organizations providing services, including, but not limited to child care, after school programs, health care, family planning, and assistance to the homeless.
The city’s Public Facility Funding, also through the CDBG Program, would total $911,890.20 which can be allocated for capital improvements benefiting low to moderate-income residents.
Hoboken is also accepting applications for CDBG-CV 3 funds, provided through the CARES Act, from organizations providing CDBG-eligible activities that prepare for, prevent, and/or respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Approximately $530,000 of the city’s CDBG-CV funds are available with no cap on the percentage dedicated to Public Service Funding.
Hoboken will hold a virtual Zoom community meeting on Thursday, April 22 at 4 p.m. to gather input and identify the needs of low and moderate-income residents.
More information on the city’s CDBG program and meeting links for the community meeting will be available at: https://www.hobokennj.gov/resources/community-development-block-grant-program.
Applications for both CDBG and CDBG-CV funds are due by 4 p.m. on Monday, May 3. Funds will become available for the selected applications as early as July 1.
Since the funding source is limited, this is a competitive application process. The review criteria and eligibility requirements are on the applications.
To request an application or ask questions, email or call Marc Leckington at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 856-481-7040.