Community Development Programs

The Cook County Department of Planning and Development (DPD) Community Development Division is largely supported with Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds provided annually by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Three one-time allocations of Federal Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) from HUD are supplementing these existing, ongoing funds. 

Relevant activities include demolition, public facilities, infrastructure, general social services, homeless prevention/intervention, and planning. 

Please note – Cook County community development funding for programs and projects is restricted to suburban Cook County. Additional requirements and restrictions also apply.

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Inquiries specifically related to Community Development should be directed to:
Dominic Tocci, Deputy Director