In an effort to minimize the risk of spreading the Coronavirus (COVID-19), City Hall will be operating via appointment from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For COVID-19 information in the City of Pawtucket, please visit http://www.pawtucketri.com/COVID19.
COVID-19 CDBG RFP
In response to the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19) the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant program has notified The City of Pawtucket that 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 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 is anticipating $1,085,926 in CDBG-CV Funding.
The City of Pawtucket is accepting applications from qualifying organizations able to serve the entire City in the prevention of, preparation for, and response to the Coronavirus. All applications serving the City of Pawtucket that meet a National Objective, Eligible Activity, AND prevent, prepare for, or respond to the Coronavirus will be reviewed. The City is focusing on the following categories:
The City Plans to have a Zoom webinar on the proposed funding plan.
When: May 28, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: City of Pawtucket 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan Substantial Amendment Covid-19 HUD Funding Plan
Register in advance for this webinar:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program provides annual grants to States, larger cities, and counties for a broad range of activities that preserve and develop viable urban communities. The program’s principal beneficiaries are low-moderate income households. The goals of the program are to:
The City of Pawtucket, through the Department of Planning & Redevelopment, receives federal CDBG funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on an annual basis to support the program’s goals.
The City of Pawtucket grants CDBG funding to Public Service providers.
For Program Year 21 (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021) the City anticipates receiving $1,800,000 in CDBG Federal Funding depending on HUD approval.
The City of Pawtucket encourages the participation of all its residents in deciding how best to utilize the funding from the CDBG, HOME, and ESG Programs. The Citizens Participation Guide explains the process.
Eligible Uses of Funds
CDBG Funds may be used for a wide variety of activities that address the need for new or improved public improvements and facilities, economic development opportunities, improving the supply or condition of housing, and public services.
Eligible activities can be grouped as:
Real Property and Housing-related activities:
Public Service Provider, affordable housing sponsors and developers, public institutions and other City Departments/Agencies.
Terms of Funding Assistance
Funds are available as a grant or a loan.
The gross annual household income for clients of Public Service providers must be 80% of the median income as set by HUD. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development determines the income limits annually. Household income is determined by the number of persons in the household and the total gross household income. Total household income must not exceed the following federal maximum income limits.
Click HERE for the 2020-2021 CDBG APPLICATION
For applications and guidelines to apply for CDBG funding contact Edward G. Soares, Community Development Program Manager at 401-728-0500 ext. 441
Other Useful Resources:
HUD’s CDBG Web site https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/cdbg/
HUD’s Web site www.hud.gov
Rhode Island Housing’s Web site www.rihousing.com
State of Rhode Island Division of Planning CDBG http://ohcd.ri.gov/community-development/cdbg/
- Mayor Donald R. Grebien