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Cares Act (CDBG-CV)

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020.  The CARES Act provided $5 billion in supplemental Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funding to be used  to prevent, prepare for and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.  CDBG eligible activities include small business assistance, public facilities/infrastructure improvements, housing rehabilitation and public services.   .

CDBG-CV Program Guidance and Requirements

All CDBG-CV funded activities must be in relation to the pandemic. Applicants will be required to provide a narrative on how each activity applied for was affected by COVID-19. Grantees are required to have adequate policies and procedures in place to prevent duplication of benefits.

Application period: opens April 3, 2023 - closes May 12, 2023 4 pm (link to downloadable application coming soon)

Electronic submission only to cdbg@hamden.com

Incomplete and/or late submission will not be considered

Grant requests: $15,000 minimum - $30,000 maximum

Must be nonprofit entity with active System of Award (SAM) registration

Services/activities must meet one of three CDBG national objectives:

  • Benefit to low and moderate income (LMI) persons
  • Aid in the prevention or elimination of slims or blight
  • Meet a need having a particular urgency (referred to as urgent need)

CDBG-CV prioritized activities include the following:

  • Small business assistance
  • Public facilities/infrastructure improvements
  • Housing rehabilitation
  • Public services