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. 

Dates

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

Contact

If you have any questions or problems with your grant submission, please email dominic.tocci@cookcountyil.gov.
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.

Note: * indicates a REQUIRED field.

 

CHIEF EXECUTIVE CONTACT INFORMATION 

Please provide the following information for the mayor, president, or executive director for this organization.

 

PROJECT CONTACT INFORMATION

Please provide the following information about the Project Contact who will be the primary contact for this submission.

 

APPLICANT CONTACT INFORMATION

Please provide the contact information below for the Applicant Organization.

 

PROJECT INFORMATION

Please complete the following fields about your project:

A brief summary of the project - limit 1000 characters.
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If you selected “Other” in the Project Type field above, please provide a very brief description of the project.
Are you also applying to Cook County’s Invest in Cook program for this project?

 

FILE UPLOADS

Use the following section to upload the required files for this submission. Please have ALL your files ready to upload when you submit your application, as you cannot save and continue later. All files marked as REQUIRED must be uploaded when submitting your application for your selected Application Type.

[REQUIRED] Please download the CDBG Capital Improvement/Demolition/Economic Development application PDF (link at the top of this page), complete in its entirety, and save the application form before uploading the document here. Be sure to keep the document as a fillable-PDF. Do not submit a scanned copy of your application.
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
[REQUIRED]
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx zip.
[REQUIRED]
Files must be less than 3 MB.
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(optional)
Files must be less than 2 MB.
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[REQUIRED] or other financial documents
Files must be less than 10 MB.
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(optional)
Files must be less than 5 MB.
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NON-PROFIT UPLOADS

These additional documents must be submitted for non-profit applications.

[REQUIRED] Provide a listing of your current Board of Directors.
Files must be less than 3 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx zip.
[REQUIRED]
Files must be less than 5 MB.
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[REQUIRED]
Files must be less than 2 MB.
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[REQUIRED] Copy of Articles of Incorporation or Amended Articles of Incorporation, if amended, from the Illinois Secretary of State.
Files must be less than 10 MB.
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(optional) Additional supporting documentation for your submission.
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png eps tif pdf doc docx ppt pptx xls xlsx zip.
(optional) Additional supporting documentation for your submission.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png eps tif pdf doc docx ppt pptx xls xlsx zip.
(optional) Additional supporting documentation for your submission.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png eps tif pdf doc docx ppt pptx xls xlsx zip.
(optional) Additional supporting documentation for your submission.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
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