The City of Hoboken will accept applications for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Year 2021 to provide funding to eligible programs and projects sponsored by public agencies or not-for-profit organizations. The City encourages local community groups who provide quantifiable benefits to low and moderate-income residents to apply. The CDBG funding is provided through the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
The City is hosting a community meeting on Thursday, April 22 at 4:00pm via Zoom to collect input and identify needs relevant to low and moderate-income residents within Program Year 2021. More information on the City’s CDBG program and meeting links for the 4/22 community meeting will be available at: https://www.hobokennj.gov/resources/community-development-block-grant-program.
The City of Hoboken’s 2021 allocation of CDBG funding through HUD totals $1,072,812. Public Service Funding is capped at 15% of total funding, which would make $160,921.80 available to organizations providing services including, but not limited to child care, after school programs, health care, family planning, and assistance to the homeless. The City’s Public Facility Funding, also through the CDBG Program, would total $911,890.20 which can be allocated for capital improvements benefiting low to moderate income residents.
The City of Hoboken is also accepting applications for CDBG-CV 3 funds, provided through the CARES Act, from organizations providing CDBG-eligible activities that prepare for, prevent, and/or respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Approximately $530,000 of the City’s CDBG-CV funding would be available for application, with no cap on the percentage dedicated to Public Service Funding.
Applications for both CDBG and CDBG-CV funds are due by 4:00PM on Monday, May 3, 2021. Funds will become available for the selected applications as early as July 1, 2021. Since the funding source is limited, this is a competitive application process. The review criteria and eligibility requirements are noted in the application.
The City of Hoboken’s CDBG Program Goals are consistent with its adopted 2020-2024 five-Year Consolidated Plan as well as the National Objectives defined by HUD.
Interested applicants can request an application from Marc Leckington via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 856-481-7040. All questions should be directed via email to Mr. Leckington via email, or phone during business hours at 856-481-7040.