Community Development Block Grant Workshop

Community Development Block Grant Workshop
When: Thursday, December 12, 2020 at 1:00 pm  
Where: Office of Housing and Community Development, One Public square, 2nd Floor Suite 201, Clarksville, TN 37040 

CDBG grants are used for a wide range of housing and community development activities directed toward neighborhood revitalization, economic development, improved community facilities and services, and must give "maximum feasible priority" to activities that will benefit low-and moderate income persons or aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight.  Funds may also be used to meet other community development needs that present a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community.  There is an annual application cycle for the Community Development Block Grant Program (Public Service), with applications due in January for funding which becomes available in July.  The program awards grants only to nonprofit and public agencies, not to individuals.  All projects must benefit low- and moderate- income person(s).  

Corporations, associations, agencies or religious organizations with non-profit status under the Internal Revenue Code (Section 501(c) (3), and government non-profits, i.e., public agencies, commissions or authorities, may apply for CDBG funds.  All proposed activities must meet eligibility requirements as set forth by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  Because funds are limited, not all organizations that apply will be awarded grants.  

CDBG applicants will be required to attend a mandatory technical assistance workshop at the Office of Housing  and Community Development, One Public square, 2nd Floor Suite 201, Clarksville, TN 37040.  The Clarksville Office of Housing and Community Development staff will provide training on the application process.  Applications will be distributed at the workshop; no applications will be accepted from agencies that have not attended our technical assistance workshop.  Applications are available at the workshop.  The city is expected to award about $140,000 in CDBG Public Service funds in 2020.

Those requiring reasonable accommodation for any type of disability to participate in the workshop may contact the Office of Housing and Community Development at (931) 648-6133.