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Find out how to apply for a Community Development Block Grant July 31

July 24, 2019 – News

Learn about the Community Development Block Grant Program during an informational meeting on Wednesday, July 31 at 5:30 pm in City Hall Conference Room 224. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the application process, eligible projects, and timelines. The program provides grants for projects that will create essential community services, solve community health and safety issues, or address problems with public facilities. Projects must primarily benefit low to moderate income individuals or limited clientele.

Through the Community Development Block Grant Program, a project may be eligible for a grant up to $850,000. Community Development Block Grants are awarded on a competitive basis. CBJ will evaluate project proposals and select one application that will compete statewide. The Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Developmentā€™s Division of Community and Regional Affairs will ultimately disperse federal grant funds to projects that rank the highest.

There are three basic funding categories: Community Development, Planning, and Special Economic Development. Alaskan municipal governments are eligible to apply for the grants. Nonprofit organizations may apply as co-applicants for these pass-through funds.

For more information, contact Community Development Planner Laurel Christian at 586-0761 or laurel.christian@juneau.org.