The City of Omaha Planning Department is proud to announce its Request for Applications for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) for Funding Year 2021.
The City of Omaha receives CDBG and HOME funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This federal funding is based on a formula that considers census data on population, income, housing, and other pertinent demographic and economic characteristics of local jurisdictions.
- The Primary Objective of the Community Development Block Grant Program is to benefit Low/Moderate Income (LMI), persons. At least 70% of the City of Omaha CDBG allocation must be allocated to activities, which meet the Primary objective of benefitting LMI persons. For an activity to qualify, at least 51% of the persons benefitting from the activity must be LMI persons.
- National: Each CDBG funded activity must meet one of three National Objectives:
- Benefit LMI persons:
- Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight;
- Meet community development needs having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community and other financial resources are not available to meet such needs.
- HOME Funds
- New Construction – for new construction of both rental and ownership housing.
- Rehabilitation – the alteration, improvement, or modification of an existing structure.
- Reconstruction – rebuilding a structure on the same lot where housing is standing at the time of project commitment (Refer to 24 CFR Part 58 for more information).
- Conversion – usually deemed rehabilitation if converted to affordable residential housing – conversion to commercial is prohibited.
- Site Improvements – must be in keeping with improvements to surrounding standard projects.
- Acquisition of Property – eligible as part of a homebuyer program or a rental housing project.
- Acquisition of vacant land – construction must begin within 12 months of purchase.
- Demolition – Existing structure only if construction on HOME project will begin within 12 months.
- Down Payment Assistance and Closing Cost Assistance for existing or new single-family residential units.
- Purchase, Rehabilitation and Resale including acquisition, infrastructure, development subsidy and/or down payment assistance.
- Tenant-Based Rental Assistance.
- CDBG Funds: Projects in the following categories are generally eligible to receive CDBG funding:
- Acquisition of Real Estate;
- Public Facilities and Improvements;
- Clearance Activities;
- Public Services;
- Commercial or Industrial Improvements by Grantee/Non-Profit Agency;
- Special Activities by Sub-recipients;
- Planning and General Administration;
- Special Economic Development Assistance to Private For-Profit Entities.
- Must serve the City of Omaha, Douglas County.
- Non-profit organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6) status.
- For-profit entities.
- Faith-based organizations (non-religious purposes).
For more information, visit https://planninghcd.cityofomaha.org/cdbg-home-app