The City of Springfield has released its 2021 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Request for Proposals. The application packet is available at https://bit.ly/SpfldCDBG.
Springfield has approximately $400,000 in federal CDBG funds available to award to projects. The City requests proposals from public agencies, non-profit organizations, and private developers in order to address housing and community development needs in our community primarily for low-income households.
Funds are available through the federal CDBG program under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The program is administered at the local level by City staff, though subject to federal regulations (24 CFR Part 570).
All funds referenced in this Request for Proposals will be available after July 1, 2021 for use in Fiscal Year 2022 (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022). Some portion of funds may not be available until fall 2021.
Schedule and Selection Process
- March 15, 2021 – Applications are due by 5 p.m.
- March 15 to March 31, 2021 – Staff and the Community Development Advisory Committee (CDAC) members review funding proposal allocations
- March 31, 2021 – CDAC meeting for applicants to give oral presentations to the CDAC
- April 7, 2021 – CDAC meeting to make funding recommendations to City Council
- May 3, 2021 – City Council meeting for final adoption of CDBG funding allocations, as part of the 2021-2022 One Year Action Plan
Ultimately, any project will need to be consistent with the Priority Needs and Strategies outlined in the Eugene-Springfield Consolidated Plan 2020-2025, available at https://www.springfieldor.gov/city/development-public-works/housing-and-block-grant-programs/.
About the CDBG Program
The primary objective of the CDBG Program is the development of viable urban communities through:
- The provision of decent housing,
- The provision of a suitable living environment, and
- The expansion of economic opportunities.
National Objectives Federal regulations specify that all activities undertaken using CDBG funding must meet at least one of the following national objectives:
- Benefit to low-and moderate-income persons
- Aid in the prevention or elimination of slum
- Meet a need having a particular urgency
Please see the application packet at https://bit.ly/SpfldCDBG for more detail on eligibility.
If you have any questions, please contact Community Development Analyst Erin Fifield at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541.726.2302.