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Knowledge Bites Webinar: CDBG Cares Act Funding for Municipalities and Nonprofits
August 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
The Southern Vermont Economy Project hosts the quick hit webinar series called “Knowledge Bites,” focused on providing introductory information about economic and community development tools, programs, and funding opportunities. These webinars are 30 minutes during lunch and cover a range of topics.
Topic: CDBG Cares Act Funding for Municipalities and Nonprofits- Municipal Public Service Program
The State of Vermont received $4,256,840 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV1) funds through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Federal CARES Act which is administered by the Agency of Commerce and Community Development, Department of Housing and Community Development – Vermont Community Development Program. 70% of the CDBG-CV funding is required to serve low- and moderate-income persons.
VCDP will use nearly $730,000 of CDBG-CV funds to assist municipal public service programs that serve low and moderate individuals- throughout the state of Vermont, except those located in the City of Burlington that only serve Burlington residents (Burlington is an Entitlement community that receives a direct allocation). If a public service program in Burlington serves residents outside of the City, they should contact VCDP staff for eligibility for additional assistance through the State CDBG-CV Municipal Public Service Program.
Municipal Public Service Program
The Municipal Public Service Program is designed to assist communities and non-profits with grants for public service projects that are in need due to COVID19 (such as addressing physical health needs of the residents in the community for social distancing and food shelves or meals on wheels for supplies, and materials necessary to continue to carry-out their public service, etc). Funding will be on a first come first serve basis and will be through a competitive application process. Public service projects serving 70% low- and moderate-income individuals is a priority which may require surveying the population served unless the project serves a population in an area-wide low- and moderate-income community.
This program will provide grants that range from $5,000 to $25,000. Please join us for this Knowledge Bites Webinar to learn more about qualifications and the application process.
Presenters: Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development