CDBG Application

Delaware County Council has initiated planning for development of the County’s Program Year (PY) 2021 Housing and Community Development (HCD) Action Plan, which includes the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. The County anticipates receiving approximately $3.0 million in CDBG funds in the upcoming program year, which is scheduled to begin on July 1, 2021. Those interested in applying for funding should forward an application package to the Delaware County Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD). All applications must be received no later than 4:30 p.m., January 6, 2021.

Please review the application package thoroughly, as incomplete submissions will not be considered for funding. OHCD staff is available to address concerns related to proposal preparation and visit potential project sites. Applicants seeking funding for Acquisition/Relocation activities must contact OHCD to schedule a Pre-Application Meeting before submitting an application. Questions and requests for assistance may be directed to Megan Swider at (610) 891-4949.

Soliciting public input is the first step in preparing the County's PY 2021 HCD Action Plan. OHCD has scheduled a Public Hearing to assess the County's housing and community development needs on Thursday, December 3, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. In accordance with social distancing guidelines, the Public Hearing will be held virtually using Zoom. Please contact OHDC by email at OHCD@co.delaware.pa.us to obtain a link to this virtual meeting. Anyone wishing to comment on housing and community development needs, request information on proposed programs, or review program performance, is encouraged to attend this hearing. OHCD staff will discuss issues related to the development of the HCD Annual Action Plan and address any questions.

Program Application Forms and Instructions:

Public officials and citizens may find the Guide to National Objectives and Eligible Activities
published by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) helpful in selecting local CDBG-eligible projects for application to the County. While the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Entitlement Program statute, as amplified by the rules and regulations, provides the authoritative version of program requirements, the Guide to National Objectives and Eligible Activities organizes the information in a more understandable format, providing guidance and examples.

HUD's Guide to National Objectives and Eligible Activities
https://www.hudexchange.info/resource/89/community-development-block-grant-program-cdbg-guide-to-national-objectives-and-eligible-activities-for-entitlement-communities/



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