Mandatory PY 2017 CDBG-ESG Grants Workshop: 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017
The Program Year (PY) 2017 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) application process begins Feb. 10, 2017. For new applicants, and to instruct all applicants on the grant programs and online application requirements, the Village will hold a mandatory CDBG-ESG Application Workshop from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 in Room 201 (Council Chambers) of Village Hall at 123 Madison Street in Oak Park. All agencies planning to apply must send a representative to this Workshop. Please RSVP to Elia Gallegos, Grants Coordinator, at 708.358.5419 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications for PY 2017 CDBG & ESG funds must be completed online and will be available Feb. 10, 2017 on the Village’s website at www.oak-park.us/PY2017Grants. For PY 2017, which runs from Oct. 1, 2017 to Sept. 30, 2018, there is an estimated $215,000 available in Village Public Service CDBG funds, approximately $20,000 in Public Facilities Improvements CDBG funds (for one project only), and approximately $124,875 in ESG funds.
Provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the federal CDBG program is a source of funding that addresses local housing and community development needs. These funds are available to non-profit organizations that serve primarily low and moderate income persons residing in Oak Park. Each proposed activity must meet one of the CDBG Program’s National Objectives and must be eligible. ESG funds are available to non-profit organizations that serve persons who are experiencing homelessness or are at-risk of homelessness. Individuals cannot apply for either of these grants.