Community Development Block Grant Program
What is CDBG?
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. The City of Dunkirk is an Entitlement Community. Click here for more information on Entitlement Communities.
What can be funded?
CDBG is geared to benefit low-to moderate-income people, areas and jobs. Programs that are always funded include: Economic Development, Housing Rehabilitation, Infrastructure and services such as Youth Services, Senior Services and Employment training. Click here for a list of all eligible programs. Click here for more details and definitions on each program.
Who can be funded?
70% of CDBG allocations must be used on low-to moderate-income people, ares and jobs. Each Project and activity must meet a National Objective, which is to HUD is CDBG’s accomplishment. Click here for accomplishments and National Objectives that must be met by these projects.
For more information on CDBG and HUD, click here.
City of Dunkirk 2013-2017 Target Area Map
The City of Dunkirk is a Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) entitlement community grantee. This grant is provided to carry out a wide range of community development activities directed toward revitalizing neighborhoods, economic development, and providing improved community facilities and services.
Entitlement communities are required to develop their own programs and funding priorities. However, the City of Dunkirk is required to give maximum feasible priority to activities which benefit low- and moderate-income persons. As a grantee, the City may also carry out activities which aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight. Additionally, grantees may fund activities when the grantee certifies that the activities meet other community development needs having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community where other financial resources are not available to meet such needs. CDBG funds may not be used for activities which do not meet these broad national objectives.
The City of Dunkirk develops an annual action plan for presentation to HUD and every five years develops a Consolidated Plan for HUD approval. Information including copies of these very important documents, can be found on this website and additional questions can be directed to the City of Dunkirk Department of Development at (716) 366-9876.
The City has begun the process for putting together its Fiscal Year 2014 CDBG Annual Report. 2014 CDBG Applications can be found here.
Two Public Hearings have been scheduled: November 7 at 6:00PM in the SUNY Fredonia Incubator Conference Room & November 12 at 11:00AM in the Mayor’s Conference Room at City Hall. Two Technical Assistance Meetings have also been scheduled to help potential applicants complete their 2014 CDBG Applications: November 18 at 11:00AM in the Development Conference Room & November 21 at 4:00PM in the Development Department Conference Room.
PowerPoint Presentations from the 2014 CDBG Public Hearings: