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Grants to Oregon Nonprofits and Agencies for Neighborhood Improvements in Eligible Locations

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program


Agency
Local

GrantWatch ID#
212552

Funding Source
City of Ashland
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Geographic Focus
USA: Oregon: City of Ashland

Important Dates
Deadline: 02/16/24 4:30 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants to Oregon nonprofit organizations and government agencies for neighborhood improvement projects in eligible locations. Funding is intended for activities that benefit low and moderate-income people. The goal of the grant program is to provide or maintain housing to low-income and special needs households or provide social services activities that address the Homeless or Special Needs Goals outlined in the Consolidated Plan. Eligible projects benefit the City of Ashland.

All proposed projects must meet at least one of the three national objectives of the CDBG Program. The three national objectives are:

  1. Primarily benefit low- and moderate-income persons (at least 51% of beneficiaries must be low/moderate-income persons/households).
  2. Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight.
  3. Meet a particularly urgent community development need.

Appropriate projects may include land acquisition for the construction of affordable housing, and the acquisition, and repair of existing housing for low-income households. Additionally, support services for homelessness prevention and transition as part of a comprehensive approach that improves the living conditions of clients, or housing support and supportive services for people with special needs are also eligible uses of CDBG funds under the 2020-2024 CDBG Consolidated Plan. 

For additional information about program goals and priorities see https://www.ashland.or.us/Files/CDBG_2024_RFP.pdf#page=3.



Recipient

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must be a non-profit 501(C) (3) charitable organization or a unit of government.

Ineligible
Listed below are ineligible activities:
• New housing construction.
• Building used predominantly for the general conduct of government (except for the removal of architectural barriers) and other general government expenses.
• Political activities.
• Purchase of furnishings, motor vehicles, and equipment.
• Operating and maintenance expenses, including repair of public facilities and improvements.
• Income payments.
• Improvement to buildings used for religious activities.

Pre-Application Information
Responses to the RFP must be received by 4:30 pm on Friday, February 16, 2024.

The Housing and Human Services Commission will hold a public hearing on the development of the 2024 Annual CDBG Action Plan and receive testimony regarding the use of CDBG funds on March 28, 2024, at 4:00 P.M. At this meeting the Commission will also review the proposals received in response to this RFP.

The City Council will hold a public hearing on April 21, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. to make the final awards and to direct Staff to complete the 2024 Annual CDBG Action Plan to incorporate the project(s) selection.

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$179,575

Number of Grants
One or two

Estimated Size of Grant
Under CDBG regulatory limits only 15% of the anticipated 2024 allocation is available for social services and thus such awards are limited to approximately $26,936. The amount of funding available for award to capital improvement projects is approximately $143,660.

Contact Information
Email applications to reidl@ashland.or.us. (Submittal of one electronic copy by email is encouraged although not required.)

Mail to:
Linda Reid, Housing Program Specialist
City of Ashland
Department of Community Development
20 East Main Street
Ashland, Oregon 97520

Hand deliver complete applications:
Attn: Linda Reid
Community Development and Engineering Services Building
51 Winburn Way
Ashland

Direct questions to Linda Reid, Housing Specialist, at the email address above or call 541-552.2043.

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