Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

    The Community Development Department administers the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  Grants are offered on an annual basis and awarded for eligible activities that meet one of the three national objectives for the CDBG program:

    • Benefit to low- and very low-income Skokie residents
    • Elimination of slums and blight
    • Emergency needs

    HUD provides block grants to qualified local communities annually under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act. These funds are used for infrastructure improvement projects, housing programs, social services, and other activities that are consistent with local planning goals and CDBG regulations. Eligible projects must meet national objectives by principally benefiting the lower- and moderate- income people of the community or aiding in the prevention and elimination of blighting conditions. HUD must approve all projects before funds are released.  

    For more information on the CDBG Program, please contact Carrie Haberstich, AICP, Planner/CDBG Administrator, at carrie.haberstich@skokie.org or 847/933-8447.


    Adopted Consolidated and Action Plans

    On Monday, March 4, 2013, the Village Board unanimously approved the Village of Skokie CDBG Action Plan after a public hearing was held in the Village Hall Council Chambers earlier that evening.

    The Action Plan is a CDBG "annual plan" the Village utilizes to request funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for specific activities, including housing, infrastructure, public facilities, public services and senior programs.  Once approved, investment in the CDBG activities may occur between May 1, 2013, and April 30, 2014.

    The adopted plan has been sent to HUD for its review and approval, including approval of the Village's funding request.

    The Action Plan is a component of the Consolidated Plan, which is a CDBG "master plan" the Village references to set investment priorities over a five-year period from May 2010 to April 2015.

    If you have any questions regarding the plans or the CDBG program, please contact Carrie Haberstich, AICP, Planner/CDBG Administrator at carrie.haberstich@skokie.org.


    Upcoming CDBG Schedule for Program Year 2014

    Skokie residents and organizations are invited to attend and participate in public hearings for the 2014-2015 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program year.  The hearings will be conducted at the end of regular Village Board of Trustees meetings between December 2013 and March 2014.  Public hearings are mandated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations to receive public input and determine the Village of Skokie's funding request.  The application deadline for the May 1, 2014, through April 30, 2015, CDBG program year is Tuesday, December 10.  The upcoming CDBG schedule:

    • Monday, December 2, 2013 - Public Hearing #1: CDBG program overview and status report of current year activities
    • Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - Program Year 2014 application deadline at 5 p.m.
    • Monday, January 6, 2014 - Public Hearing #2: Applicant presentations
    • Monday, February 3, 2014 - Public Hearing #3: Proposed entitlement funding distributions
    • Monday, March 3, 2014 - Public Hearing #4: Adoption of Annual Action Plan

    Please contact Carrie Haberstich at 847/933-8447 or email carrie.haberstich@skokie.org with any questions regarding the CDBG program.