Community Opportunity Grant

2018 Community Opportunity Grant Closes 9/26/18 

The City of Coeur d’Alene has received two applications for its 2018 Community Opportunity Grant which opened on July 12, 2018. This annual grant opportunity invites competitive proposals for projects or services that benefit low-to-moderate income people, neighborhoods, and/or promote job creation and economic development.

Since the NOFA was first published there have been numerous phone inquiries and twenty interested applicants in attendance between the City’s three grant application workshops. Four non-profits and one educational institution requested and received additional technical assistance but did not submit to this year’s grant cycle owing to limited organizational capacity. They have been welcomed to apply next year.

The next step in the City’s grant process is to evaluate the eligibility of the applications, share them with the City’s Ad Hoc Volunteer Committee, and work with the Committee to discuss options for awards and options for funding left on the table in this cycle.

The City advertised in the following ways to encourage diverse participation and increased awareness: CDA Press, CDA tv, City website, City Facebook, stakeholder email and phone outreach, informational flyers.

If you have questions or comments, please feel free to contact me.


Michelle Cushing
CDBG Grant Administrator
710 E. Mullan Avenue
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814                                                       
208- 769-2382/

(NOFA)2018 Community Opportunity Grant

Submission Deadline: September 26, 2018

The City of Coeur d’Alene has issued a Notice of Available Funding (NOFA) inviting competitive grant proposals for projects or services that benefit low-to-moderate income people or neighborhoods, and/or promote job creation/economic development. Any individuals, profit or nonprofit organizations, business, or governmental agencies may apply for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program funds. All Application Documents and Support Materials are available on this webpage under 'application guidelines and materials'. The total Community Opportunity Grant amount for eligible projects in 2018 is $191,820.00, which includes a 15% maximum of $42,771.40 available for Public Service type projects.

Important Dates

July 12, 2018  Applications Available. Notice of CDBG Funding Availability Published
July 26, 2018  5:30-6:30pm: Grant Application Workshop in CDA Library Community Room
August 2, 2018 12:00-1:00pm: Grant Application Workshop in CDA Library Community Room
August 8, 2018 5:30pm-6:30pm: Economic Development Application Workshop in CDA Library Community Room
September 26, 2018 CDBG Application Deadline: 5:00pm

*All workshops will be conducted in the Coeur d’Alene Library Community Room located at 702 E. Front Ave. Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814. 

Technical Assistance:

Have additional questions or would like to make a one-on-one technical assistance appointment?
Please contact Michelle Cushing at 208-769-2382 or

Submittal Location:

Grant Proposals are due by 5:00 p.m., local time, on September 26, 2018, to the following address:

City of Coeur d’Alene
Attn: Michelle Cushing
710 E. Mullan Avenue
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814-3958 


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

Application Guidelines and Materials:

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

Public Record:

Notice of Available Funding

Press Release