Each year, the Bureau of Economic Development (BED) partners with the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) to solicit grant applications for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) funding through a competitive process. 

Program Year 2019

The Program Year 2019 applications and related materials will be posted on this website in mid-February. Applications will be due in late March. For reference, you can review last year’s applications below until the 2019 applications are available.

The 2019 application workshops will be held at 69 W. Washington, Chicago, IL, on the 22nd Floor. The workshop times are as follows:

  • CDBG Public Service / Planning and ESG workshop on Tuesday, February 26th, from 9:30am - 11:30am
  • CDBG Capital Improvement, Demolition and Economic Development workshop on Wednesday, February 27th, from 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Please RSVP for the workshops by February 21st by contacting Sonia Brown at Be sure to indicate which workshop you plan to attend and who will be attending from your organization. 

Program Year 2018 

  • The Program Year 2018 application cycle is now closed. The applications and related materials remain available below for reference. 

The applications below are fillable Adobe forms, so check and make sure you have the latest version of the free Adobe reader on your computer. Please download each application to your computer, fill them out, and save your work.  Please do not fill these out in your browser.  

If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact Dominic Tocci by email at or phone: (312) 603-1048.  

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