Local Non-Profit and For-Profit Developers Invited to Apply for Funding

Posted on February 8, 2021

City of Salem – 02/08/21 10:30 AM

Salem’s CDBG and HOME Federal Funding Application Cycle Opens Feb. 8

Salem, Ore. – Eligible non-profits and for-profits working to assist City of Salem residents are invited to submit proposals for approximately $2 million in City of Salem Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and an additional anticipated $400,000 from the City’s General Funds.

The online application cycle opens Monday, February 8, 2021. Federal and local guidelines for funding from the CDBG and HOME programs, as well as the City’s programs, are included in the online application. Applications for projects must comply with strict eligibility criteria. Applicable funds are for the 2021 Program Year, beginning July 1, 2021.

All applications must be submitted via a new online application portal at ZoomGrants by Wednesday, March 10, 2021. Applications sent by any other method, including, but not limited to, facsimile, email, postal service, hand delivery, or any method other than the designated application software, will not be accepted. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Due to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, all public training and staff engagement will take place virtually. A virtual application technical assistance workshop will be recorded and available on the City’s Federal Programs webpage.

More about the funding sources

  • Federal Community Development Block Grant Funding. The purpose of the CDBG Program is to benefit low- to moderate-income households by funding projects that revitalize neighborhoods, increase affordable housing, expand economic opportunities, and/or improve community facilities and services.
  • Federal HOME Investment Partnership Funding. The HOME Investment Partnerships program funds a wide range of activities that build, buy, and/or rehabilitate affordable housing for rent, or provide direct rental assistance to low-income people. Priority funding will be for affordable rental housing projects awarded in recent HOME applications and need additional capital to address financing gaps due to increased construction cost or other applicable reasons.
  • For more detailed information on HUD guidelines for CDBG and HOME funding, visit www.hud.gov.
  • City of Salem Funding. The City of Salem funds activities that provide supportive services to low-income Salem residents.

All published funding amounts are subject to change based upon Salem City Council action. For additional information, contact sehenger@cityofsalem.net.

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