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Updated: August 30, 2021 

CDBG-CV Small Cities and Entitlement Programs: Notice of Funding Availability

The application cycle is now open for eligible units of local governments to apply for more than $92 million in funding through the Community Development Block Grant - CV (CDBG-CV) Small Cities and Entitlement programs. 

Administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), CDBG-CV funds are federally-awarded by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and designed to help local governments prepare for, prevent, or respond to the health and economic impacts of the pandemic. The activities must be critical to their locality and primarily for the benefit of low- and moderate-income residents. Local governments are encouraged to include activities that benefit workforce housing, training, and sustainability, as well as broadband infrastructure and planning. Nearly $42 million is available through the CDBG-CV Small Cities program and $51 million is available through the CDBG-CV Entitlement program.

See below eligibility criteria for the CDBG-CV Small Cities and Entitlement programs: 

Eligible Applicants:

  • Eligible CDBG-CV Small Cities Communities include municipalities and counties that participate in the Small Cities CDBG program. Communities may submit one application requesting a minimum of $200,000 and a maximum of $5 million in grant funding for one program or project through the competitive application cycle.
  • Eligible CDBG-CV Entitlement Communities include municipalities and counties that participate in the HUD entitlement program. Entitlement communities are encouraged to coordinate with local governments and subrecipient agencies within their jurisdiction and may apply for funding up to the amount allocated to the local government through a funding formula.

Relationship to the pandemic:

  • Funds are designed to help local governments to prepare for, prevent, or respond to the health and economic impacts of the pandemic.

Each Activity Funded by CDBG Must Meet One of the Following National Objectives:

  • Provide benefit to low- and moderate-income (LMI) persons;
  • Prevent or eliminate slum or blight conditions; or 
  • Address urgent community development needs, which pose a serious and immediate threat to the health and welfare of the community for which other funding is not available. 

Eligible Activities:

  • Acquisition; Workforce Housing; Public Improvements; Public Facilities; Business Assistance; Microenterprise Assistance; Public Services, including Workforce Training; Planning; and Broadband Planning and Public Infrastructure.

To be considered for funding, applications for the CDBG-CV Small Cities and Entitlement programs must be submitted by November 1, 2021, at 5 p.m., Eastern Time.

For more information about the CDBG-CV Small Cities and Entitlement programs, the application webinars, and how to apply, see below:

CDBG-CV Small Cities Program Application Cycle

The deadline to apply for funding through the CDBG-CV Small Cities Program is November 1, 2021 at 5 p.m., Eastern Time.

To provide communities with specific program requirements and guidance on the completion and submission of the application, DEO will host a CDBG-CV Small Cities application webinar on September 9, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Eastern Time.

DEO will evaluate applicants using the CDBG-CV Small Cities Program Application Review Criteria. Eligible local governments may submit one application requesting a minimum of $200,000 and a maximum of $5 million in grant funding for one program or project.

CDBG-CV Small Cities Program Application Materials

CDBG-CV Entitlement Program Application Cycle

The deadline to apply for funding through the CDBG-CV Entitlement Program is November 1, 2021 at 5 p.m., Eastern Time.

To provide communities with specific program requirements and guidance on the completion and submission of the application, DEO will host a CDBG-CV Entitlement application webinar on September 9, 2021, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Eastern Time.

Funds will be awarded for eligible activities following a needs and capacity review for eligible activities approved by DEO, up to the amount of the entitlement community's allocation. View the CARES Act CDBG-CV Round 2 Allocation Methodology for Florida Communities for a list of allocations. Projects not submitted by the application deadline may be re-distributed to other eligible communities. Eligible applicants include HUD entitlement communities that are encouraged to coordinate with local governments and subrecipient agencies within their jurisdiction.

CDBG-CV Entitlement Program Application Materials

CDBG-CV Resources

CDBG-CV Small Cities Program Resources

CDBG-CV Entitlement Program Resources

CDBG-CV Funding Timeline

  • On August 30, 2021, DEO opened the CDBG-CV application cycles for the Small Cities and Entitlement programs.
  • On February 1, 2021, DEO opened the CDBG-CV pre-application cycles for the Small Cities and Entitlement programs.
  • On January 5, 2021, DEO submitted a substantial amendment to the state’s action plan to include $20.2 million in Round 3 CDBG-CV funding as required HUD to receive a grant agreement.
  • On December 18, 2020, DEO announced the Notice of Funding Availability for the CDBG-CV Small Cities and Entitlement Programs and the opening of the pre-application cycles on February 1, 2021.
  • On November 16, 2020, DEO opened an additional public comment period for the Substantial Amendment to the State of Florida's Action Plan to incorporate $20.2 million in Round 3 CDBG-CV funds. 
  • On September 11, 2020, HUD allocated $2 billion nationwide using a funding formula.
  • On August 31, 2020, DEO submitted a substantial amendment to the state’s action plan to include $79.8 million in CDBG-CV funding as required by HUD to receive a grant agreement.
  • On July 21, 2020, DEO opened the public comment period for the Substantial Amendment to the State of Florida’s Action Plan to incorporate CDBG-CV funds.
  • On May 11, 2020, HUD allocated $1 billion nationwide directly to the states using a funding formula that considered factors such as public health, transmission risk, number of cases compared with national average, economic and housing market disruptions, and other factors determined by the HUD secretary.
  • On April 21, 2020, HUD allocated $2 billion nationwide using the Fiscal Year 2020 funding formula.
  • On April 2, 2020, HUD announced that it will make available $3 billion of the $5 billion appropriated by Congress.
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