Community Opportunity Grant

2019 Community Opportunity Grant --Closed Currently

Update: The City receives an annual allocation from the Housing and Urban Development Agency (HUD). With roughly half the annual funding amount, the City manages its own Community Opportunity Grant which is open to the public and accepts applications for projects benefitting low to moderate income Coeur d’Alene residents. The 2019 cycle of Community Opportunity Grants will likely become available in October of 2019 with a total funding availability of $197,000. Stay tuned for updates!

2018 Community Opportunity Grant Outcomes

The 2018 Annual Action Plan reflects that the 2018 Community Opportunity Grant project totaled $191,820.00 in available funding. The below activities were ultimately awarded for funding by the Mayor and City Council on November 6, 2018 and March 19, 2019.

2018 Community Opportunity Grants Awarded:

  • TESH, Inc. for Energy Efficiency improvements to buildings on its main campus serving youth and adults living with disabilities: CDBG funding totaling $52,251.00.
  • North Idaho College Foundation, Inc. for scholarship support for LMI Coeur d’Alene residents to attend NIC’s Workforce Training Center: CDBG funding totaling $42,770.40.
  • Lake City Center for exterior site rehabilitation and modification to improve water drainage systems and building exterior: CDBG funding totaling $94,201.10

Funds remaining in the 2018 Community Opportunity Grant budget total $2,596.50 and will be held for inclusion in the 2019 Community Opportunity Grant fund.

The below documents can be used as a resource to help jump start 2019 grant applications but please bear in mind that the numerical figures do not reflect actual funding available. Dates and figures are not correct but can be used as a guide.


2018 Opportunity Grant Application
*Please see Application Guidelines below for complete application instruction.
Informational Flyer

Application Guidelines and Materials:

2018 Application Guidelines
Helpful FAQ Sheet
IDIS Matrix-Eligibility Codes and National Objectives
24 CFR 570
Basically CDBG: A guide to Eligibility
Monitoring: Integrity Bulletin
Link to HUD'S LMI Census tracts/block groups map
Link to HUD'S LMI Census tracts/block groups data
Davis Bacon Support: The City of Coeur d'Alene was pleased to host HUD's Wage Compliance training with Melanie Hertel on July 18th, 2018. Want to review the slides from Melanie's presentation? Please click here.

Public Record:

Notice of Available Funding