- Grants & Community Development
- CDBG Program
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) annually awards the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to the City of Jonesboro, as an entitlement city on a formula basis, to carry out a wide range of community development activities directed towards revitalizing neighborhoods, economic development, and providing improved community facilities and services. The program is authorized under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, Public Law 93-383, as amended; 42 U.S.C.-5301 et seq. CDBG Code of Federal Regulations is under 24 CRF Part 570 and 2 CFR Part 200.
Activities must meet at least one of the three National Objectives:
- Benefit to low-and moderate-income (LMI);
- Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums and blight; and
- Meet an urgent need.
The City, stakeholders, and citizens, through the Citizen Participation Plan process identify community needs for each annual program and funding priorities to carry out activities for viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low-and moderate-income persons.
City of Jonesboro, as grantee, carry out a wide range of community development activities, such as, housing services and economic development within the following core activities--programs:
- Homeowner Rehabilitation Assistance (may include sewer connection);
- Homeownership Assistance;
- Demolition & Clearance Assistance;
- Public Services Program;
- Public Facilities and Improvements Program;
- Neighborhood Revitalization Program; and
- Homeless Prevention and Services.
The City Grants Department has created its 2021 Annual Action Plan proposal with public input until May 17. You can voice your thoughts about the plan before it is finalized. Send all comments to Madelynn Williams, CDBG Grant Program Manager 870-336-7170 or Madelynn.email@example.com
2021 Annual Action Plan - Community Development Block Grants (PDF)
FY 2023-2024 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Public Announcements
NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY – REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS for PUBLIC SERVICE APPLICATIONS
The City of Jonesboro Department of Grants and Community Development will accept proposals for the 2023 program year (July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024) for funds provided by The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. Applicants must be a not-for-profit organization as established by the IRS. Proposals for Public Services programs are due no later than April 24, 2023, by 5:00 p.m. The major focus of Jonesboro’s CDBG program is to provide a suitable living environment, decent housing, social services, and economic opportunities in low-income areas, and low-to-moderate- income persons. Applications will be reviewed and selected by the CDBG Citizen Advisory Committee and the CDBG funds will be awarded to qualified and selected projects.
Applications can be accessed at 2023 Public Service RFP Application (PDF) or via an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Applications can also be picked up in the Grants & Community Development office located at 300 South Church Street, Suite 402, Jonesboro, AR, Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. For more information regarding the CDBG program, please visit http://www.jonesboro.org/Grants-Community-Development.
NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY – REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS
2023 CDBG program year funds are available for low-to-moderate-income individuals. Applications for Homeownership, Homeowner Rehabilitation, Demolition and Sewer-Connection Assistance are available. Contact Madelynn Williams, CDBG Program Manager, for more information.
Demolition & Clearance
This program is designed to assist the low income homeowner whose property is facing condemnation and/or poses a health or safety risk. This program provides the funds for the demolition of the structure while allowing the owner to maintain ownership of the property without the standard condemnation lien.
Owning a home is part of the American Dream. The Grants and Community Development team can assist those trying to achieve homeowner status with the application of CDBG funding. One of our primary goals is to help expand home ownership opportunities to our low and moderate income citizens.
Homeowner Rehab Assistance
CDBG funds may be used to assist qualifying homeowners with the repair, rehabilitation or reconstruction of owner-occupied units. Funds may also be used for grants, loans, loan guarantees, interest subsidies, or other forms of assistance to homeowners for the purpose of repairs, rehabilitation, or reconstruction.
CDBG Request For Proposal (RFP)
CDBG funded projects as Public Service, Public Facilities and Improvements, and/or Economic Development are available to qualified entities.
FY22 CDBG 5 Year Consolidated Plan & Action Plan
FY2021 CDBG Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Report (PDF)