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Posted January 18, 2013

2013 CDBG and ESG Applications

The applications and related materials for the 2013 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) applications can be found below.  ****If you are having difficulty downloading the documents, please scroll to our directions at the bottom of this link:

CDBG Capital Improvement / Economic Development / Demolition Application

CDBG Public Service / Planning Application

CDBG Application Guide

Low/Moderate Income Census Block Group Data

              Columns M and N contain the census tract and block group information. Columns

              P and Q contain low/moderate income population data, and column R has the low/mod

              percentage. You can find more information about this census data

              at: http://www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/systems/census/il/index.cfm

CDBG Demolition Manual

CDBG applications are due Friday, March 8, 2013 at 4:00pm.

ESG Application

ESG Application Guide

ESG applications are due Friday, March 1, 2013 at 4:00pm.

Cook County 2010-2014 Consolidated Plan

Cook County Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

Information about the CDBG and ESG application workshops  can be found here .

Please note that a resolution in support of your application will be required this year as in past years.   However, the two municipal public hearings are no longer required for CDBG applications.

****Steps to downloading and using the fillable forms:

(1)  Please do not fill out forms in your browser.  In order to use the fillable forms, you must have Adobe 9.0 Reader or above on your computer. If you do not have Adobe Reader 9.0 or above, please go to the link http://get.adobe.com/reader/ and download the latest version of Adobe Reader onto your computer for FREE.

(2) Download the blank application forms (or forms)  to your computer and open in your Adobe Reader 9.0 or above.

(3) Fill out your application form (or forms).

(4) Once you are  done filling out your forms, please use the SAVE AS feature and save the completed form with the new name and keep your electronic copy on your computer. (In order to save the completed pdf, it must have a different name than the name of the blank pdf you downloaded from us).

(5) Keep your electronic copy of each application form and print the required paper copies.  Obtain the required signatures and photocopy your final applications with signatures for your records.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the above information, please do not hesitate to contact or (312) 603-1048.

Archived – January 5, 2013

Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing (HPRP)

The County has completed a Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing (HPRP) Substantial Amendment to its 2008 Annual Action Plan on May 18, 2009. The Substantial Amendment concerns the use of HPRP Grant funds in the amount of $ 4,121,046 to be received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program provides financial assistance and services to prevent individuals and families from becoming homeless. The Program provides help to those who are experiencing homelessness to be quickly re-housed and stabilized under Title XII of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (“Recovery Act”).

View Plan and Amendment

Archived – January 4, 2013

Posted October 5, 2012

http://www.slideshare.net/cookcountyblog/public-meeting-notice

Public Comment Opportunities An important part of the process of developing the Draft Substantial Amendment to the 2011 Annual Action Plan, the Draft Substantial Amendment to the 2012 Annual Action Plan, the Draft Revised Citizen Participation Plan, and the Draft 2011 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) is to promote citizen participation and solicit input. The Drafts may be reviewed at the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development offices at 69 West Washington Street, Suite 2900, Chicago, IL 60602, or on-line as noted above. In addition, all Drafts will be reviewed and considered for approval at a public hearing conducted by the Community Development Advisory Council (CDAC) at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 8, 2012. This meeting will occur in the Cook County Board Chambers located at 118 North Clark, 5th Floor, Chicago, IL 60602. Public participation is welcome and encouraged. All interested parties are encouraged to provide written comments. Written comments for all Drafts are being accepted during the applicable public comment period specified above and must be received by 4:00 p.m. on November 8, 2012 in order to receive consideration. Written comments must be directed to Jennifer Miller, Program Manager, Cook County Bureau of Economic Development, 69 West Washington, Suite 2900, Chicago, IL 60602, .Archived – September 14, 2012


Public Notice – Draft Annual Action Plan (AAP) and Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AIFHC) Public Hearings and Public Comment

Notice – Draft Section 108 Loan Pool Application, Cook County, IL

  • Learn about Built in Cook Loan Fund
  • Related documents posted August 7, 2012

Draft Annual Action Plan – Program Year 2012 (AAP)
(October 1, 2012 – September 30, 2013)

To download this to your computer, you must have Verions 9.0 of Adobe Reader, or greater already loaded onto your computer. If you do not have this, please go to http://get.adobe.com/reader/ for a free download. Then, hover this link , right-click on your mouse and download the document to your computer, using the save-as function.  Open up pdf in Adobe Reader 9.0 or above to review and save to computer. Do not save the browser version.

Written comments for both drafts, AAP and the AIFHC, are being accepted from July 5, 2012 -August 6, 2012 and must be received by 4:00 p.m. on August 6, 2012 in order to receive consideration. Comments must be directed to  Sylvia Parham, Grants Manager, Cook County Bureau of Economic Development, 69 West Washington, Suite  2900, Chicago, IL 60602.    Please email your comments directly to

Legal Notice      PUBLIC COMMENTS – (2012 Annual Action Plan and Analysis of Impediments
to Fair Housing Choice, Cook County, IL)
PERIOD: July 5, 2012 –August 6, 2012
COMMENTS DUE: August 6, 2012 (4:00 P.M.)
LOCATION: Cook County Bureau of Economic Development
69W.Washington Street, Suite 2900
Chicago, IL 60602


 Public Hearings and Public Comment Notice – Draft Substantial Amendment to the 2010-2014 Consolidated Plan, Cook County, IL

The Cook County Bureau of Economic Development is accepting citizen comments regarding its Draft Substantial Amendment to the 2010-2014 Consolidated Plan to include economic development goals and strategies for suburban Cook County as eligible under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program Section 108 loan guarantee initiative.

Public Hearings and Public Comment Notice – Draft Section 108 Loan Pool Application, Cook County, IL

The Cook County Bureau of Economic Development is accepting citizen comments regarding its Draft Section 108 Loan Pool Application. As an entitlement jurisdiction under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, Cook County is eligible to apply for a Section 108 loan guarantee which can be utilized as a financing tool for economic development. The Draft Section 108 Loan Pool Application identifies proposed uses and strategies to address economic development needs in suburban Cook County.

Public Participation Opportunities
An important part of the process of developing the Draft Substantial Amendment to the 2010-2014 Consolidated Plan and the Draft Section 108 Loan Pool Application is to promote citizen participation and solicit input.

All interested parties are encouraged to provide written comments. In addition, both Drafts will be reviewed and considered for approval at public hearings conducted by the Community Development Advisory Council (CDAC) at 7 p.m. on August 22, 2012 and the Cook County Board of Commissioners at 9 a.m. on September 10, 2012. Both meetings will occur in the Cook County Board Chambers located at 118 North Clark, 5th Floor, Chicago, IL 60602. Public participation is welcome and encouraged.

The Draft Substantial Amendment to the 2010-2014 Consolidated Plan and the Draft Section 108 Loan Pool Application may be reviewed at the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development offices at 69 West Washington Street, Suite 2900, Chicago, IL 60602,or on-line at the Cook County website:www.cookcountyil.gov/economicdevelopment beginning on August 7, 2012. 

Written comments for both Drafts are being accepted from August 7, 2012 – September 5, 2012 and must be received by 4:00 p.m. on September 5, 2012 in order to receive consideration. Written comments must be directed to Jennifer Miller, Program Manager, Cook County Bureau of Economic Development, 69 West Washington, Suite 2900, Chicago, IL 60602,Jennifer.miller@cookcountyil.gov.


Archived – July 25, 2012

3rd Quarterly Performance Report for the CDBG Program-Available for Download

The 3rd Quarterly Performance Report for the CDBG Program is available for download. The report is due July 13, 2012.

Please download the report to your computer (right-click on your mouse – use Save-As feature) and fill it out using Microsoftt Word software.  Then save your completed document.    Please do not fill it out in the web browser.

Report Download

Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG)  Applications- Available for Download

The Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program Applications for the Second Allocation for Program Year 2011 and for Program Year 2012 are now posted and available for applicants. Late in 2011, HUD introduced its interim regulations for the HEARTH Act, which also made additional funds available for the 2011 Program Year. Cook County was not able to combine this Second Allocation of 2011 ESG funds with the 2012 funds, but due to the timing of the release of the HEARTH Regulations, the County is making both of these applications available at the same time.

The 2011 Second Allocation ESG Program will run at the same time as the 2012 ESG Program (October 1, 2012-September 30, 2013). The 2011 Second Allocation ESG Program application is part of a smaller allocation to Cook County and is limited to funding for Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing components, and the 2012 ESG Program application is connected to a larger allocation for additional components and activities. Applicants may choose to submit one OR BOTH applications to be considered separately. Non-profit agencies who are not units of local government are eligible to apply. For more information about eligibility and requirements see the Application Guide.

Applications are due NO later than July 9th, 2012 at 69 West Washington – Suite 2900 – Chicago, IL 60602.

Cook County will host an ESG Application Workshop on June 13th at 9:30 a.m. at 69 W. Washington on the 34th Floor. All applicants planning to submit an application are required to attend the Application Workshop.

Steps to downloading and using the fillable forms:

PLEASE NOTE:  APPLICATIONS WERE UPLOADED AGAIN ON JUNE 6, 2012.  PLEASE BE SURE YOU ARE USING THE MOST CURRENT VERSION OF THE APPLICATION, WHICH IS NOW POSTED. 

(1) In order to use the fillable forms, you must have Adobe 9.0 Reader or above on your computer. If you do not have Adobe Reader 9.0 or above, please go to the link http://get.adobe.com/reader/ and download the latest version of Adobe Reader onto your computer for FREE.

(2) Download the blank application forms (or forms)  to your computer and open in your Adobe Reader 9.0 or above. Do not fill out forms in your web browser.

(3) Fill out your application form (or forms).

(4) Once you are  done filling out your forms, please use the SAVE AS feature and save the completed form with the new name and keep your electronic copy on your computer. (In order to save the completed pdf, it must have a different name than the name of the blank pdf you downloaded from us). 

(5) Keep your electronic copy of each application form and print the required paper copies.  Obtain the required signatures and photocopy your final applications with signatures for your records.

Applications are due NO later than July 9th, 2012 at 69 West Washington – Suite 2900 – Chicago, IL 60602.

Download application forms and guide, following the directions noted above:

Click here for more information on the Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG) and our other Community Development Programs.


Legal Notice- Public Hearing

Community Development Advisory Council (CDAC)
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
May 10, 2012 at 6:00pm
Location: 118 N. Clark Street, Suite 567
Chicago, Illinois

Legal Notice – Substantial Amendment to the PY 2011 Annual Action Plan

Written comments on the proposed Substantial Amendment to the 2011 Action Plan are being solicited April 5, 2012 through May 7, 2012. Comments or questions should be directed to the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development – Sylvia Parham, Grants Manager at (312) 603-1000 or by writing to: CDBG 2011 Annual Action Plan Substantial Amendment, 69 West Washington Street, Suite 2900, Chicago, IL 60602 or online at the Cook County website, http://www.cookcountyil.gov/EconomicDevelopment.  Written comments must be received by 12:00 p.m. on May 7, 2012 in order to receive consideration at the CDAC public hearing.

Cook County 2011 Emergency Soltuions Grants (ESG) Program Second Allocation Substantial Amendment – DRAFT

Written comments on the proposed Substantial Amendment to the 2011 Action Plan are being solicited through May 7, 2012. Comments or questions should be directed to the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development – Sylvia Parham, Grants Manager at (312) 603-1000 or by writing to: ESG 2011 Action Plan Substantial Amendment, 69 West Washington Street, Suite 2900, Chicago, IL 60602 or online at the Cook County website, http://www.cookcountyil.gov/EconomicDevelopment.  Written comments must be received by 12:00 p.m. on May 7, 2012 in order to receive consideration at the Cook County Community Development Advisory Council (CDAC) public hearing scheduled for Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 6:00pm during its rescheduled regular meeting.

E-mail us at: 

Call us at: 312/603-1000


Legal Notice – Public Meeting

The Cook County Community Development Advisory Council (“CDAC”) has scheduled a Public Hearing to review the proposed projects and substantial amendments (as applicable) for the Community Development Block Grant Program, HOME Investment Partnerships Program and the Emergency Solutions Grant Program for the 2012 Program Year (October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013). These programs do not include the City of Chicago.

Download full legal notice.
Public Meeting – Date/Time: March 22, 2012, 6pm
Location: Cook County Board Room
118 N. Clark Street, Room 567
Chicago, Illinois 60602
E-mail us at: 

Call us at: 312/603-1000


Moved to Archive on 3-13-2012

Applications

Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP 3)

Substantial Amendment

The County of Cook, Bureau of Economic Development, is accepting citizen comments regarding its proposed Draft Substantial Amendment to the PY 2010 Annual Action Plan and the PY 2010-2014 Consolidated Plan for an additional allocation of funds under the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP). The current amendment supresedes the previous Substantial Amendment dated February 28, 2011. The significant changes reflected in the document are a redrawing of the NSP 3 Target Areas and the inclusion of acquisitions and rehabilitation of rental housing as an approved project activity. All other material items have remained unchanged.

Cook County has been awarded $7,776,324 in NSP 3 funding under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The purpose of NSP 3 is to further assist communities that have been affected by foreclosed and abandoned properties, while providing affordable rental and homeownership opportunities to households at or below 120% of Area Median Income (AMI) in select areas of greatest need. Specific programs or activities for NSP 3 funds have been included within the Draft Substantial Amendment document.

An important part of the process of developing the original Consolidated Plan, the Annual Action Plan, and this Amendment is to allow citizen participation and input. All interested parties are invited and encouraged to provide comments.

Comments on the proposed Draft Substantial Amendment to the PY 2010 Annual Action Plan and the PY 2010-2014 Consolidated Plan are currently being solicited through February 28, 2011.

Questions and requests for information should be directed to the NSP Program Manager at 312-603-1000. Written comments should be directed to: NSP Program Manager, Cook County Bureau of Economic Development, 69 West Washington Street, Suite 2900, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Written comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. on February 24, 2011 in order to receive consideration.

Download:

Substantial Amendment – posted February 10, 2012


Request for Applications (RFA)

Bureau of Economic Development, is soliciting applications for funding under both the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) and the Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program for multifamily rental housing to be developed in target communities in Cook County, Illinois. Cook County Government (“County”) is the recipient of funding from the  U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and is interested in seeking viable development partners to address the negative impacts of foreclosed, abandoned and vacant rental housing in the county.

This Request for Applications (RFA) describes the process for individual project applications to be submitted to the County for review and possible funding approval. Both the NSP and HOME Programs have specific requirements and limitations with regards to the rent levels that can be charged for an assisted unit, along with income restrictions for tenants who occupy those units.

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The funding application and associated requirements for submission can be found by clicking the following links listed below:

Instruction for the Request for Application
Request for Application
Pro Forma – Underwriting Template - Please download this spreadsheet to your computer and open.  Please do not open this file in your browser.   Since the file is 7MB, it may take a minute to download.
Sale/Option Contract Addendum
Notice to Owner
Seller Certification
Cook County Child Support Enforcement Affidavit
Sample Tenant Roster  – Please download to your computer and open.  Please do not open this file in your browser.
Cook County Utility Allowance Schedule – 2011
If you have questions, please contact Lesa Carey at: 


Public Notices

Moved to Archive on 2-22-2012

2012 CDBG Application – revised format – fillable form – posted 1-27-2012.     Please use the steps outlined below and do not fill out this form in your web browser.

Steps to using the fillable form:

(1) In order to use the fillable form, you must have Adobe 9.0 Reader or above on your computer. If you do not have Adobe Reader 9.0 or above, please go to the link http://get.adobe.com/reader/ and download the latest version of Adobe Reader onto your computer for FREE.

(2) Download the blank 2012 CDBG Application form to your computer and open it up in your Adobe Reader 9.0 or above.  Do not fill it out in your web browser. 

(3) Fill out your form.

(4) Once you are completely done with the form, please use the SAVE AS feature and save the completed form with the new name and keep your electronic copy on your computer. (In order to save the completed pdf, it must have a different name than the name of the blank pdf you downloaded from us).

(5) Keep your electronic copy of your application and print the required paper copies.

(6) Upon completion, please send your fully executed application to:

Ms. Sonia Brown
Bureau of Economic Development
69 West Washington – Suite 2900
Chicago, Illinois 60602
All completed applications must be received by 4:00 pm on February 17, 2012.

2012 CDBG Funding Application Guide – revised posted 1-27-2012.

2012 Citizen Participation Plan

2012 Demolition Program Manual


Moved on Archive 12/19/2011

Published 11/09/2011

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

      December 14, 2011 at 6:00pm

 

      Hearing Location: 118 N. Clark Street – Room 567

 

      Substantial Amendment to the PY 2010 Annual Action Plan

 

E-mail us at: 

      with comments or questions.

Please Note: The Cook County Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) will be available for public review from December 1, 2011 to December 15, 2011 at the offices of the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development, 69 W. Washington Street, Suite 2900.   Cook County will accept comments on the report from December 1, 2011 through December 15, 2011. Please call Ms. Sylvia Parham, Grants Manager,

at  312/603-1030 with your questions or comments. Click here to view the online version of the report.

We value participation and input from the public.   The location of the Public Hearing is:  118 N. Clark Street – Room 567 on December 14, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.     E-mail us at:  with your comments.

Published 11/09/2011 – Second Notice
Public Notice: Additional Information

E-mail us at: 

with comments or questions.