How to Apply

Most Community Development Program funds are awarded competitively, usually through two funding rounds per year. Business Development Program funds are awarded on a rolling basis. Potential applicants must request applications from the Department of Commerce, Grants Administration Division. Application requests for Community Development Programs must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the application deadline. Business Development Program application requests can be submitted any time. Applications to the State CDBG Program must meet all federal and state program requirements, so before submitting an application request please review the CDBG Program Description and CDBG Application Guidelines, which can be downloaded from Program Documents. Use the links below to download an appropriate request form.

Application Request Forms

Application Request forms for Community Development and Business Development can be downloaded from the Program Documents page.

Requests are reviewed by Grants Administration staff. If it appears that a proposed project will meet program guidelines and eligibility requirements, the application will be sent to the local government applicant or its representative.

Deadlines for the 2018 Program Year

    Spring Funding Round (Community Infrastructure)

    • Application Requests – March 16, 2018 at 5pm
    • Applications – April 16, 2018 at 5pm
    Fall Funding Round (Community Enrichment, Neighborhood Revitalization & Special Projects)

    • Application Requests – August 17, 2018 at 5pm
    • Applications – September 17, 2018 at 5pm

Potential applicants are encouraged to submit application requests before the 30-day deadline to allow time for review, clarification of questions, and submission. Applications accepted on a rolling basis may be submitted at any time.