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 email@example.com or 847/933-8447.
Adopted Consolidated and Action Plans
On March 2, 2015, the Village Board unanimously approved the Village of Skokie five-year Consolidated Plan and one-year Action Plan after a public hearing was held in the Village Hall Council Chambers earlier that evening.
The Action Plan is an "annual plan" the Village utilizes to request funds from 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 and April 30 of each program year.
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 each year to set investment priorities over a five-year period from May 2015 to April 2020.
If you have any questions regarding the plans or the CDBG program, please contact Carrie Haberstich, AICP, Planner/CDBG Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prospective applicants are encouraged to review the following guides to gain an understanding of the expectations of participating in the Village's CDBG program:
- CDBG Public Facilities (Construction/Rehabilitation) Projects Guide
- CDBG Public Services Activities Guide
Please contact Carrie Haberstich at 847/933-8447 or email email@example.com with any questions regarding these guides or the Village's CDBG program.