posted on: 10/12/2017

The City of Dover Department of Planning and Community Development is now accepting applications from public service agencies, qualified individuals and eligible organizations for grants from the fiscal year 2019 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The fiscal year spans July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.

Applications are available online and at the Planning Department. The application submission deadline is 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at the Planning Department, located at 288 Central Ave., Dover, NH 03820-4169.

CDBG workshops to provide an overview of the CDBG Program and specific application requirements will be held in Room 305 at the McConnell Center, 61 Locust St., on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Attendance at the workshop is not a prerequisite for submission of an application. Unlike in previous years, interested parties may submit an application for the Public Service category and an application for the Public Facilities category, with some restrictions.  

CDBG grant applications now available

posted on: 10/12/2017

The City of Dover Department of Planning and Community Development is now accepting applications from public service agencies, qualified individuals and eligible organizations for grants from the fiscal year 2019 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The fiscal year spans July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.

Applications are available online and at the Planning Department. The application submission deadline is 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at the Planning Department, located at 288 Central Ave., Dover, NH 03820-4169.

CDBG workshops to provide an overview of the CDBG Program and specific application requirements will be held in Room 305 at the McConnell Center, 61 Locust St., on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Attendance at the workshop is not a prerequisite for submission of an application. Unlike in previous years, interested parties may submit an application for the Public Service category and an application for the Public Facilities category, with some restrictions.

Incomplete or late applications are ineligible.

Eligible CDBG activities include, but are not limited to acquisition of property, development or improvement of public facilities, clearance or demolition, public services, and special economic development activities.

To be considered eligible for funding, certain requirements must be met, including but not limited to:

  • Submission of a complete and timely application.
  • Support the goals outlined in the City’s Consolidated Plan.
  • Meet one of the following HUD national objectives: 
  1. Benefit low and moderate income people; 
  2. Eliminate of slums and blight; 
  3. Meet a particularly urgent community development need.

For more information about project eligibility or to learn more about Dover’s Community Development Block Grant program, visit www.dover.nh.gov/government/city-operations/planning/index.html.

The City of Dover has been a CDBG entitlement community for over 25 years. The HUD program provides annual grants on a formula basis to entitled cities and counties to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low and moderate income people. HUD awards grants to entitlement community grantees to carry out a wide range of
community development activities directed toward revitalizing neighborhoods, economic development, and providing improved community facilities and services. Entitlement communities develop their own programs and funding priorities. The entitlement grant is expected to be available July 1, 2016. The amount to be received by the City of Dover has yet to be determined by Congress.

For more information, contact Dave Carpenter, Community Development Planner, at d.carpenter@dover.nh.gov or 603-516-6008.