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 2020

The 2020 CDBG application for Capital Improvement, Demolition and Economic Development, CDBG Public Service / Planning application and ESG application are now posted.

New this year: Application submissions will be handled via an online submission process. The link to the CDBG Capital Improvement, Demolition and Economic Development, CDBG Public Service-Planning and ESG application submission pages are posted below.

Applications are due by 5:00 pm on March 13, 2020. This application is now closed.   Important notice for this year’s CDBG application cycle: Non-profits may apply for one CDBG Capital Improvement project and one CDBG Public Service / Planning project. Otherwise, there is a limit of one funding application per agency.

Two application workshops and two webinars were offered in late January and early February. To view the slide presentations, the recordings of the webinars, and the questions and answer information, please see the following:

For more information, please contact Dominic Tocci at

Program Year 2020 Application Guides

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