July 13, 2017

Hoboken Announces CDBG Funding Opportunities for Community Groups

The City of Hoboken will accept applications for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Year 2017 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 the low and moderate income population to apply. The CDBG funding is provided through the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The City of Hoboken has not yet received notice from HUD of its Program Year 2017 award, however in Program Years 2015 and 2016 the City has received an annual allocation of approximately $1,000,000. Public Service Funding is capped at 15% of total funding, which would make approximately $150,000 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, is anticipated to be approximately $800,000 which can be allocated for capital improvements benefiting the low to moderate income population, assuming funding is in line with prior year awards.

Applications are due by 4:00PM on Friday, March 31, 2017.   Funds will become available for the selected applications as early as July 1, 2017.  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 2015-2019 five-Year Consolidated Plan as well as the National Objectives defined by HUD. The City is hosting a community meeting on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 6:30pm at the Multi-Service Center, located at 124 Grand Street, to collect input and identify needs relevant to low and moderate income residents within Program Year 2017. An online survey is also available at: www.hobokennj.gov/cdbgsurvey.

Interested applicants can request an application from Christopher Brown, Principal Planner through the City of Hoboken Department of Community Development via email at cbrown@hobokennj.gov or in person during business hours (9 am – 4 pm) at the Hoboken Planning and Zoning Office, 94 Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Hoboken, NJ 07030. All questions should be directed via email to Mr. Brown, Principal Planner, or phone during business hours at 201-239-6642.