Community Development

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Community Development

Department Overview

Community Development is a division of the Regional Planning Department. The Community Development Division coordinates grant management for local, state and federal grants, including Community Development Block Grants (CDBG).

Division responsibilities include:

  • Providing grant administration and reporting for State, Federal and community grants for the City and Community Development
  • Serving as a grant resource
  • Facilitating service referrals to other community agencies
  • Preparing and Administering Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan for CDBG funding.
  • Serving as City liaison to a variety of non-profit agencies and other community groups working to enhance community development
  • Managing and reporting economic development and non-economic development program re-use funds 
  • Monitoring grantees and meeting multiple grant related requirements

Community Development Documents:

2018-2019 Consolidated Annual Performance Report and Evaluation 

2019-2023 Consolidated Plan

 CDBG Coronavirus Response Funding

In response to the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID19), the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program has notified entitlement community they will receive a formula allocation from the first round of CDBG-CV funding to be used specifically for the prevention of, preparation for, and response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus.  This allocation was authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Public Law 116-136, which was signed on March 27, 2020.

The City of Grand Island is accepting applications from non-profits and eligible applicants to help in the prevention of, preparation for, and response to the coronavirus.  All applications must meet a CDBG eligible activity, national objective, and, must be associated with COVID-19 response. 

HUD has provided maximum flexibility for the use of CDBG-CV funding by eliminating the typical CDBG percentage caps for which the amount of grant funds can be used. Therefore, funding may be utilized fully for public services, public facilities/housing, and economic development activities, or any combination thereof. Eligible CDBG-CV projects/programs must be within the city limits of Grand Island or provide services to Grand Island residents.

CDBG-CV Notice of available Funding

2019 CDBG CV application



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