CDBG-CV Skokie CARES Act Amendment

​Skokie to Receive CDBG-CV Funds

The Village is preparing an amendment to its Consolidated, Action, and Citizen Participation Plans to facilitate the distribution of $361,988 in CDBG-CV funds to help low/moderate-income Skokie residents with needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Please continue to visit this page in the coming weeks and months for updates.

​Substantial Amendment Public Hearing on Monday, June 15, 2020

The proposed plan amendments, including the Program Year 2019 (PY19) Action Plan, include updates to support urgent needs, including food and shelter, and assist with economic development activities, including the following:

Public Services.  Support individuals, households, and organizations with needs related to COVID-19.

  • Rent, Mortgage, and/or Utility Assistance: $100,000.  Support housing costs for residents impacted by job and/or income loss due to COVID-19.
  • Small Business Assistance: $100,000.  Support small businesses that did not receive assistance from other COVID-19 funding sources.
  • Community Integrated Living Arrangement (CILA) Assistance: $65,000.  Support increased operational costs associated with COVID-19.
  • Home-Delivered Meals Assistance: $35,000.  Support organizations that prepare and distribute meals to seniors and those confined to their homes due to COVID-19.
  • Other Health and Human Services: $61,988.  Support additional health and human services needs as they arise due to COVID-19.
Public Facilities.  Support facility improvements and operational costs to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Program Administration.  Support increased costs associated with CDBG-CV program administration.

Total CDBG-CV Funds: $361,988

Projects, activities, and budget amounts are subject to change, in whole or in part, including reallocating funds from public services to public facilities and/or program administration, depending on need.  The main objective of the funds is to assist with Skokie’s COVID-19 response, which may include adding projects, activities, and funding to address unforeseen circumstances that may arise between this substantial amendment and September 30, 2022.

Up to $20,000 in unallocated PY19 or PY20 CDBG funds may also be applied to COVID-19 activities and not be subject to the standard 15% public services cap or the need for a follow-up substantial amendment.

The Citizen Participation Plan is also being updated to support the CDBG-CV waivers provided by HUD, including a minimum 5-day public comment period and allowing the public hearing to be held via remote access.

Draft documentation will be available to the public on this page no later than Friday, June 5, 2020, and a public hearing will be held at the Board of Trustees Meeting which begins at 8 p.m. on Monday, June 15, 2020.  The Skokie Village Board is expected to make a decision regarding the amendments immediately following the public hearing.

Until further notice, meetings of the Skokie Village Board will be held electronically, with a majority of Village officials participating via remote access in order to comply with the State of Illinois Stay-At-Home order.  Members of the public who wish to comment must submit their statement or question in writing to the Village Manager’s Office and all properly submitted statements or questions will be presented and read during the relevant portion of the meeting.  Written comments may be submitted by these three methods: Email to; or Mail to Village of Skokie, Village Manager’s Office, 5127 Oakton Street, Skokie, Illinois, 60077; or Via the Village’s dropbox located by the public entry to Village Hall.  The meeting can be viewed on SkokieVision cable channels 17 (Comcast) and 25 (RCN) or via the Village website.

For further information regarding CDBG-CV, please contact Carrie Haberstich, AICP, Planner/CDBG Administrator, in writing by email at, or by mail at Village of Skokie, 5127 Oakton St, Skokie, IL, 60077.

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