Community Opportunity Grant

City of Coeur d'Alene
  
2019 Grant Timeline: October 1- November 4, 2019

Update: The City’s 2019 Community Opportunity Grant closed on November 4th with six applications having been accepted from various Coeur d’Alene non-profits. Projects range from public services to public facility rehabilitation. This will be a competitive cycle as funding requests total $397,837 with $196,520 in CDBG funding available. An Ad Hoc Review Committee will likely meet in December and recommendations from the committee will then be presented before City Council in January of 2020.


Background: The City receives an annual allocation from the Housing and Urban Development Agency (HUD). With roughly half this funding, the City manages an annual Community Opportunity Grant accepting proposals for projects benefitting low to moderate income Coeur d’Alene residents and neighborhoods. The 2019 cycle of Community Opportunity Grants will be available October 1, 2019 with a total funding availability of $196,520. Of the total funding available, a maximum of $44,000 will be available for public service type grants. Please refer to the Application Packet Documents below to review application requirements and technical support opportunities. A minimum request of $35,000 is required per application.


PY 2019 Community Opportunity Grant

Application Packet:
1) 2019 Application Guidelines
2) 2019 Community Opportunity Grant Application
3) Federal Regulations Acknowledgements
4) Post-Project Performance Report

Application Help Materials:

Timeliness--Guide to project set up
Workshop PowerPoint
Eligible Activities-Matrix Codes
National Objective Codes
Performance Outcomes Required
24 CFR 570 : Regulation for CDBG
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 (NOFA)

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Recent History:
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.