The Program Year (PY) 2018 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) & Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) application process begins Feb. 9, 2018. For PY 2018, which runs from Oct. 1, 2018 to Sept. 30, 2019, there will be 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 $125,000 in ESG funds. Other PY 2018 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 affiliated with non-profit agencies cannot apply for either of these grants.
Applications for PY 2018 CDBG & ESG funds must be completed online and will be available Feb. 9, 2018 on the Village’s website at www.oak-park.us/PY2018Grants. The Application process runs from Feb. 9 to March 9, 2018, with the option of an early, feedback-eligible “safer” due date of March 2, 2018.
To instruct potential applicants on the grant programs and on the online application process, the Village will hold a Mandatory CDBG-ESG Application Workshop from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 in Room 201 (Council Chamber) in Village Hall, 123 Madison Street. 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.