Community Development

Community Development

Annual Workshops
CDBG Grant Administration Workshop
2020 CDBG Grant Application Workshop
Introduction to Rebuild Illinois Capital-funded
Competitive Public Infrastructure and
Economic Development Grant Programs

February 26th & 27th, 2020
Northfield Center
3280 Northfield Drive
Springfield, Illinois

Register for FREE!

Community Development 2020 Workshop Registration Form.pdf

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The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program was established by the U.S. Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 ("HCD Act"). The programs assists Illinois communities that do not receive a HUD direct entitlement allocation with meeting their greatest economic and community development needs.

CDBG provides federal funding for community-based projects in non-metropolitan areas.  The program consists of the following components.  More information on each component is provided in the links on the right side of the page.

  • Public Infrastructure – Local governments that need to improve public infrastructure and eliminate conditions detrimental to public health, safety, and public welfare may request a maximum of $550,000.00 to undertake projects designed to alleviate these conditions, with an emphasis on helping communities with substantial low to moderate-income populations.
    Notice of Funding Opportunity
  • Housing Rehabilitation Program – Low-to-moderate income communities can apply for grants to improve housing and rehabilitate and retrofit properties.  A maximum of $550,000 in grant funds or $50,000 per household is available to improve the homes of low-to-moderate income residents of owner occupied single family housing units.  Grants provide residents with safe and sanitary living conditions and help to stabilize neighborhoods and affordable housing in the community.
    Notice of Funding Opportunity
  • Economic Development – Local governments may request a maximum of $1,000,000.00 for gap financing to assist businesses locating or expanding in the community. Funds may be used for machinery and equipment, working capital, building construction and renovation, or improvements to public infrastructure that creates and/or retains jobs in the community.
    Notice of Funding Opportunity
  • Disaster Response – Communities may apply for a maximum of $500,000.00 in funding for interim assistance following a disaster as declared by the Governor.
    Notice of Funding Opportunity

For more information contact:

Office of Community Development
Illinois Department of Commerce