Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)


2024-2025 RFP for CDBG Funds

Each year, usually in January, the Town posts an RFP here for town and non-profit agencies to propose activities for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. CDBG funds are awarded as an annual entitlement to the Town by the US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development predominately to benefit low & moderate income residents in the areas of housing, community, and economic development. 

  1. Save the RFP to your desktop;
  2. Read all instructions and complete all required sections and attached exhibits;
  3. Sign where indicated;
  4. Make three full copies including the exhibits;
  5. Mail or drop off to the address of the Town Hall stated in the RFP by the DATE SPECIFIED. 

The RFP for 2024-2025 funds is due by Jan. 19, 2024, 4:30 PM.

Grant Process 

The process for applying for funds follows:

  • DPCD publishes a notice in the Patriot Ledger on the available RFP & Public Hearing (the hearing is held after all proposals are submitted per the RFP);
  • DPCD receives timely proposals and conducts a public hearing that all applicants must attend to present their proposals to the public;
  • DPCD recommends proposals to fund to the Mayor to make the final decision on funding;
  • DPCD publishes funding decisions in the Patriot Ledger and provides a 30-day public comment period on the DRAFT ANNUAL ACTION PLAN that is posted on the website.
  • DPCD incorporates comments or explains why comments are not incorporated and submits the final Annual Action Plan to HUD by May 15 (see below)

Annual Action Plan - By May 15 each year, the Town submits the final Annual Action Plan to HUD (e.g., activities to be funded, funding amounts, anticipated benefits [number of seniors to be served; number of residential units to be rehabilitated]).  Activities must meet priority needs identified in the Town's Five Year Consolidated Plan, described below. 

Five Year Consolidated Plan - Every five years, the Town submits to HUD a Five Year Consolidated Plan ("Consolidated Plan") identifying the Town's priority needs for affordable housing, public services, economic development, infrastructure improvements, public housing modernization and more. The Plan also includes the first AAP of the five year period. The current Consolidated Plan is for 2020 to 2024. 

Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report - Each October, the Town submits a CAPER to HUD describing performance during the prior program year under the CDBG progrram, including accomplishments (e.g., low income families served, housing units rehabilitated, streets and other infrastructure improved, and more) and costs incurred. The Town must conduct a hearing on, and provide a 15 day public comment period on the draft CAPER, and publish a legal notice the hearing and the comment period. The 2022-2023 CAPER is available for public review and comment per the legal notice link above. 

Citizen Participation Plan - Consistent with HUD regulations, the Town prepared a Citizen Participation Plan (CPP) to encourage citizen participation in CDBG planning with emphasis on participation by low and moderate income persons, such as residents of predominantly low- and moderate-income neighborhoods, areas in which the grantee proposes to use CDBG funds, and more. The CPP ensures that citizens have reasonable, timely access to meetings; an opportunity to review proposals; accommodations for non-English speaking residents as needed; and more