How to Apply

  1. Please review the CDBG grants page and 2021 CDBG Application Guide  to read all information about the program and download any necessary files for the application submission. 
  2. Prepare the application and any other required or supplemental documents for your submission.  The application is a fillable Adobe form, so check and make sure you have the latest version of the free Adobe reader on your computer. Please download the application to your computer, fill it out, and save your work.  Please do not fill out this application out in your browser.  
  3. Complete the online submission form below to submit your application materials before the deadline. Make sure you have all materials ready to submit - you will not be able to save as you go.  Submission form is below. 


Capital Improvement applications are due by 5:00pm on March 12, 2021.  

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 (when the Public Service / Planning application is released). Otherwise, there is a limit of one funding application per agency.

Webinar/workshop materials from January 27, 2021
We hosted a virtual Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application webinar/workshop for potential applicants on Wednesday, January 27, 2021.  The focus of the workshop was on capital improvements and was held in conjunction with the Cook County Department of Transportation who provided information on applying for Invest in Cook grants. If you missed the workshop, you can view the CDBG slides from the workshop here. To view a video of the CDBG webinar, go here


If you have any questions or problems with your grant submission, please email
Note: do not submit any grant materials to this address, only application materials submitted through the form below will be considered.

Submission Form  - Required.  Please fill out and submit materials below.