The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program was created by the U.S. Congress in 1974 and is administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
The primary objective of the program is to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income peoples. For more information about the CDBG program, please visit the Federal CDBG website.
The Orange HOME County Consortium is comprised of Orange County, the Town of Chapel Hill, the Town of Hillsborough, and the Town of Carrboro. The Consolidated Plan also guides the allocation of HOME funds. For more information about HOME funds, visit the HOME website.
Each spring, the Town Council allocates CDBG funding to organizations which operate programs or provide housing that benefits low- and moderate-income peoples. These allocation decisions are guided by the 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan which is a document that provides information concerning how the Orange County HOME Consortium plans to address certain important housing and community development needs of its low- and moderate- income residents during the next five years.
Each year, an Annual Action Plan is developed to guide the use of CDBG and HOME funds for the year. At the end of the year, a Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report is developed to report on each program year.
November 1-January 14: Applicants complete and submit applications
Applicants are invited to participate in a pre-application meeting, which is a 1-hour one-on-one session, during which applicants can discuss their funding proposal with Town staff. To schedule a pre-application meeting, applicants should contact Renee Moye at 919-968-2877 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 16, 2019: Walk-in (One-on-One) Q & A Session for CDBG Applicants (9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.) at the Chapel Hill Public Library Meeting Room A
January 6, 2020: Walk-in (One-on-One) Q & A Session for CDBG Applicants (9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.) at the Chapel Hill Public Library Meeting Room A
January 14, 2020: CDBG Funding Application Submittal Deadline (5:00 p.m.)
March 2020: Public Forum - Preliminary Annual Plan (7:00 p.m.)
April 2020: Town of Chapel Hill Adoption of the Annual and 5-Year CDBG and HOME Program Plans
May 15, 2020: Due date for the Annual and 5-Year CDBG and HOME Program Plans to be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)