Community Development Block Grant Economic Development Program
CSFA Number: 420-75-1631
Agency Name
Department Of Commerce And Economic Opportunity (420)
Agency Identification
Agency Contact
Wendy Bell
Short Description
The program provides federal funding for community-based projects. Communities in non-metropolitan areas can apply for Economic Development funding to assist private business in retaining or creating full-time, permanent jobs. Grant funds may also be used for improvements to public infrastructure that directly supports companies in local communities.
Subject Area
Economic Development
Program Function
Community Development
Enabling Legislation
Housing and Community Development (HCD) Act of 1974; 20 ILCS 605/605-915; 20 ILCS 605/605-945; 20 ILCS 605/605-950
Objectives and Goals
Strengthened community economic development through the creation of jobs, stimulation of private investment and strengthening the tax base
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Uses and Restrictions
Funds shall be used by the State in accordance with HUD requirements and the approved Consolidated/Action Plan.
Eligibility Requirements
Units of local government that do not receive direct Entitlement CDBG funding may apply for State CDBG funding. Applicants must meet a national objective of benefiting low-to-moderate income (LMI) persons.
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Economic Development grants are available to qualified applicants at any time.
Assistance Consideration
Application submissions are evaluated based on the criteria contained in the annual Guidebook available on the Department's website.
Post Assistance Requirements
Quarterly reports are submitted to track fiscal spending and project completion. Monitoring visits are conducted as needed based on an established risk analysis.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
Community Development Block Grants are covered by 2 CFR.570.
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2019 : $4,000,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
Details2018 24-1 CDBG Economic Development Program$0 - $1000000General announcement open for a period of time with no specific due dates for applications.
Details2019 24-1 CDBG Economic Development Program$0 - $1000000General announcement open for a period of time with no specific due dates for applications.
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
16-241004City of Columbia03/01/202002/28/20221,000,000
14-241001City of Litchfield07/01/201906/30/2021625,000
14-241002City of Flora04/01/201903/31/2021594,760
16-241002City of Mattoon12/01/201911/30/2021480,000
16-241003City of Prophetstown01/01/202012/31/2021110,000