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The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program has positively impacted the city for more than 20 years.
Federal entitlement funds are appropriated by Congress and provided to the city of Las Vegas from the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development’s CDBG program. Las Vegas’ CDBG program is designed to help revitalize deteriorating neighborhoods and to assist residents whose income cannot fully provide for life’s basic necessities. The city partners with nonprofit agencies to provide Public Service Programs to low and moderate income city of Las Vegas residents.
Funded annually through Congress, the program provides citizen input in the decision-making process including: conducting focus group meetings to identify community needs, soliciting grant proposals from nonprofit organizations, holding public hearings and making funding recommendations to the City Council.
For more information about CDBG Public Service funds, please call the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department (Public Service Unit) at (702) 229-2330.
FY 2013-2014 CDBG APPLICATIONS
The application process for FY 13/14 will open on Dec. 3, 2012. Applications are available through ZoomGrants, an online paperless process. You will find links below for information relating to the CDBG Public Service Program and the application process.
Apply for 2013-2014 CDBG Online (Click here for a direct link to Zoom Grants)
(This link will take you to the application at ZoomGrants.com) All applicants for CDBG Public Service must use this online system. No paper applications will be accepted.
Application Attachments (located on ZoomGrants site)
These attachments need to be downloaded, completed and submitted with the application through the ZoomGrants website.
- Certifications: Compliance Document & Certification Of Application
- Budget Form Spreadsheet
- Three-Year Funding History
- In-Kind Explanation Form
- Performance Measures Form
- All agencies must be an IRS 501 C(3) or (4) Nonprofit in good standing to apply.
- Agencies must have been in business at least one year prior to the application release date.
- NEW THIS YEAR: ONLY one application per agency will be accepted.
- To apply for CDBG Public Service funds, agencies must have an agency budget of at least $60,000 which may include up to 25 percent In-Kind.
- Agencies must have a minimum 25 percent match which can be agency cash or committed funds.
- Agencies must be in good standing with the Nevada Secretary of State’s Office.
- Agencies must have a current city of Las Vegas Business License for the address where the services will be provided.
Potential applicants for the city of Las Vegas Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program should review the eligibility criteria, program regulations, policies and procedures found in the CDBG Public Service Program Manual. (link below)
- Application Release: Dec. 3, 2012
- Application Submission Deadline: Jan. 7, 2012 at 3 p.m.
- Late applications will not be accepted under any circumstance.
Technical Assistance Meetings:
Dec. 3, 2012 CDBG Returning Applicants from 8 – 9:30 a.m.
Dec. 3, 2012 ESG Applicants from 9:30 – 11 a.m.
Dec. 3, 2012 First Time Applicants from 2 – 4 p.m.
No separate HOPWA Technical Assistance Meeting this year
For more information on Technical Assistance Meetings, please see the HUD Application Manual.
After the submission deadline, PRNS staff reviews all applications for applicant and project eligibility. Applicants are sent a letter of explanation if the application is ineligible for CDBG funding. All eligible applications are made available to the Community Development Recommending Board (CDRB) members. The CDRB is a citizen board appointed by Mayor and City Council. The CDRB reviews the applications and listens to oral presentations (usually in January and early February) in order to assist with funding recommendations, which are provided to Mayor and City Council for final approval at a City Council meeting. The City Council makes the final decision on CDBG project allocations, typically in April. The CDBG grant funding year runs July 1 through June 30.
Informal notices of application availability are mailed and/or e-mailed to individuals and organizations who have requested to be on the CDBG mailing list. Call (702) 229-4912 or e-mail Shawn Bolster to request to be added to the mail list. Formal Notice of the Availability of Funds and release of applications is published in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.