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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Public Service Project Information
The City of Brooklyn Center is accepting application for consideration for the FY2016 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) public service project funds allocation in January of 2016.

Up to approximately $30,000 is available for social service organizations. Organizations typically are allocated between $7,500 and $15,000. A program receiving multi-city CDBG funding may be allocated an amount less than $7,500. Please be advised that the City may choose to not fund any requesting public service agencies depending on existing community needs and funding allocations.
Jesse Anderson
Deputy Director/HRA Specialist
Building & Community Standards Department
Ph: (763) 569-3300
Fx: (763) 569-3360

Applications for 2016 CDBG Public Service Agency funding:
2016 Supplemental Application
Funding Request Form

Priority Needs 2010-2014 Consolidated Plan

Priority Qualifications
Applicants that meet the following qualifications will be given priority for CDBG funding:
  1. Program supports the City of Brooklyn Center strategic priorities
  2. Program supports services to youth, diversity in the community or program leverages community resources
  3. Program activities include but are not limited to those relating to: family self-sufficiency, counseling, domestic abuse, seniors, affordable housing, job readiness and training

Eligibility Requirements
In addition to the funding priorities described above, programs eligible for funding must meet the following criteria:

  1. Activities must benefit low and moderate-income households with less than 80% Area Median Income (AMI) as stated by HUD and listed on the chart below.
  2. Organization must have a 501 (c)(3) status.
  3. Income-eligible certification must be provided for all clients served verifying that at least 51% are from low- to moderate income households.
  4. Organization must have the staff capacity to administer the program and be capable of providing all required documentation to obtain reimbursement.

Important dates and timeline:

 Date Event 

January 20, 2016 4:30PM                
Completed applications due back to City Hall.
February 8, 2016 7:00PM Public Hearing at the City Council meeting. Meeting offers applicants the opportunity to present a short (3-5 minute) testimony. After the public hearing the council members will make final decision for the allocation of CDBG funds.
July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017 Spend down timeline of FY2016 funds.  No reimbursements can be made for program activities spent prior to HUD final approval, most likely on or shortly after July 1, 2016. Funds will be reimbursed after program activities have taken place, expenses have been paid, and required documentation has been submitted.
January 1, 2017
At least one reimbursement request must be submitted.