The City of Nampa is soliciting applications for the 2020 program year allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. A Community Development Block Grant application workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Mon., February 24, 2020 at Nampa City Hall in council chambers, located at 411 3rd St. S.
Anyone unable to attend the workshop can download the application guidelines beginning February 24, 2020 on the Nampa Community Development webpage. Community development staff can also provide the application workshop information on an individual basis as needed. Paper applications can be requested from the community development staff at (208) 468-5407 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on March 20, 2020.
Every year the City of Nampa receives an entitlement grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to use for the benefit of low and moderate-income residents of the community. The city then reaches out to the community to solicit applications for projects which directly benefit low and moderate-income residents in the city and/or will help to eliminate slum and blighted areas. The applications will be screened for eligibility and recommended to and approved by Nampa City Council. The funding allocations will be identified in the City of Nampa’s 2020 CDBG Annual Action Plan and it will be made available to the public for review in advance of the final submittal to the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Projects in housing, community development, economic development and public services are all eligible to apply. HUD guidelines state that 51 percent of the project’s beneficiaries need to be documented low and moderate-income clients. Project beneficiaries need to be residents of the city of Nampa, and they need to be considered a priority in the Community Development Block Grants Five Year Consolidated Plan.
Projects funded in the past have included activities such as homeless prevention, rapid rehousing, food access to homebound seniors, sheltering victims of domestic violence, ADA public facility improvements such as sidewalk and playground improvements in low to moderate-income areas, and housing repair loan programs, to name a few.
Like most federal funding sources, there are strict guidelines on how Community Development Block Grant funds can be used. Questions should be directed to Matthew Jamison in the Economic and Community Development Department at (208) 468-5407 or via email at email@example.com.