Community Development Block Grant Social Service Support
The Village is the direct recipient of federal funding through Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) since 1974. This is a HUD (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) program originally designed for construction activities that also allows a portion of funding to be made available for public services. Each year, the Village allocates a significant amount of funding to numerous social service organizations that serve underserved, low-income, vulnerable populations in the community, including seniors, victims of domestic violence, the homeless, individuals with mental and physical disabilities and more. In the Village’s 47-year history of receiving CDBG funds, a total of almost $5.4 million has been allocated to social service agencies that support the Skokie community.