Applications Open for Community Development Block Grant CARES Act and 2020 Funding

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) program that provides Federal dollars to our community. The City of Grand Junction receives a Federal allocation of funds directly from Congress which the City grants directly to qualified subrecipients.

This year, due to the unique impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the country, entitlement communities such as Grand Junction have received an extra allocation of funds through the CARES Act. Known as CDBG-CV funds, these funds are to be utilized for response efforts directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds made available by CDBG-CV amount to $275,976 which is in addition to the 2020 CDBG funds totaling $469,134. The City is now soliciting grant applications specifically for the use of these funds with grant applications due Friday, May 8th at 12:00 P.M. noon. Eligible uses for the CDBG-CV funds have been identified and more information regarding the HUD Guidelines for the use of these funds can be found on the City’s web page.

The City’s 2020 Program Year typically begins on September 1, 2020 and grant applications were solicited in March of this year. However, in addition to the grants typically funded by the City, HUD is allowing 2020 CDBG funds to also be used for COVID-19 related community impacts. Thus, the City of Grand Junction is reopening applications for the 2020 CDBG funds so that City Council may also consider activities that address COVID-19 impacts with grant applications due May 22, 2020. 2020 Program funds are subject to typical HUD Guidelines and the application is also found on the City’s web page.


Contact: Greg LeBlanc, Sr. Assistant to the City Manager 970-244-1557 or gregoryl@gjcity.org

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