The Program Year (PY) 2019 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) & Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) application process begins January 31, 2019. For PY 2019, which runs from October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020, there will be an estimated $215,000 available in Village Public Service CDBG funds, approximately $40,000 in Public Facilities Improvements CDBG funds and approximately $125,000 in ESG funds. Other PY 2019 grant funds will be set aside for Village-run activities.
The federal CDBG program is a source of funding that addresses local housing & community development needs. These funds are available to non-profit organizations and other agencies 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 be eligible. ESG funds are available to non-profit organizations that serve persons who are experiencing, or are at-risk of, homelessness. Individuals not representing non-profit agencies cannot apply for either of these grants.
Applications for PY 2019 CDBG & ESG funds must be completed online and will be available January 31, 2019 on the Village’s website at www.oak-park.us/PY2019Grants The Application process runs from January 31, 2019 to March 1, 2019, with the option of an early, feedback-eligible “safer” due date of February 22, 2019.
To instruct potential Applicants on the grants and on the online application process, the Village will hold a Mandatory CDBG-ESG Application Workshop from 10 am to Noon, Thursday, January 31, 2019 in Room 101 of Village Hall at 123 Madison Street in Oak Park. All potential applicants must attend and RSVP first. For more information (and to reserve for the Workshop) contact Elia Gallegos, Grants Coordinator, at 708.358.5419 or firstname.lastname@example.org