COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CDAP)
CDAP Application Guidelines
The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) administers the Community Development Assistance Program (CDAP). There are several program requirements. Please take a few minutes to review the following information concerning the various types of grants available and who is eligible to apply for funds.
• DCEO Standard Application (Required effective August 2010 in addition to specific component application)
The Community Development Assistance Program (CDAP) is a grant program funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that assists Illinois communities by providing grants to local governments to help them in financing economic development projects, public facilities and housing rehabilitation. The program is targeted to assist low-to-moderate income persons by creating job opportunities and improving the quality of their living environment.
"Low-to-moderate income persons" is defined by federal Section 8 income guidelines.
Who Can Apply
Units of general local government such as cities, villages, townships and counties may apply for funding. Local governments must have populations of 50,000 or less and must not be located in an urban county or the 38 cities that receive federal "entitlement" funds. The Counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, Madison, McHenry, St. Clair and Will are entitlement counties and not eligible for CDAP funds.
What Types of Grants are Available?
Grant funds of up to $750,000 may be available for loan by a local government to businesses locating or expanding in the community. Funds may be used for machinery and equipment, working capital, building construction and renovation. Grants may also be available for improvements to public infrastructure in direct support of a business that would create and/or retain jobs in the community. Applications may be submitted at any time.
Emergency Public Facilities
When emergencies strike, communities may apply for grant funds up to $100,000 to undertake projects that improve public infrastructure and eliminate conditions detrimental to health, safety and public welfare. The funding priority for the component is water, sanitary and storm sewer projects. Applications may be submitted at any time.
Single Family Owner Occupied - To provide safe and sanitary living conditions for low-to-moderate income residents of their communities, local governments may request grant funds up to $350,000. These grants are used to upgrade existing housing stock in the communities. Applications are judged competitively and are due November 14, 2008.
Public Facilities Construction
Local governments needing to improve public infrastructure and eliminate conditions detrimental to public health, safety and public welfare may request grants up to $350,000 for Public Facilities to undertake projects designed to alleviate these conditions. The funding priority for this component is water, sanitary and storm sewer projects. Applications are judged competitively and are due February 20, 2009*. *All applicants using income surveys must submit the survey for review and approval no later than January 14, 2009. No application will be accepted without prior income survey approval.
Design Engineering - 2009
Local governments may request grant funds up to $100,000 for final design engineering of large-scale construction project for new or expanding water or sewer systems. Projects which address problems of a health and safety nature, such as water or sewer problems, are a funding priority under this component. Applications are judged competitively and are due May 15, 2009. All applicants using income surveys must submit the survey for review and approval no later than March 25, 2009
Mobility and Accessibility Rehabilitation Supplement (MARS)
To provide safe and accessible housing conditions for low-to-moderate income residents of owner occupied and rental units in their communities, local governments may request grant funds up to $100,000. These grant funds are used to rehabilitate and retrofit properties for occupancy by persons with physical impairments. Applicants must contact CDAP staff at 217/785-6142 or TDD 217/785-6055, in order to obtain an application and information on the status of available funding.
Applications are to be submitted to DCEO by the deadlines noted in each grant description section. After receipt, applications are reviewed by program staff and rated according to criteria outlined in the program guidelines. Staff recommendations are submitted to DCEO's Director for approval. A grant award document is prepared and forwarded to the unit of local government. When requesting application guidebooks, please allow yourself sufficient time to complete the applications and return them to DCEO by the appropriate deadline.
Application guidebooks are available through the mail or by calling 800/252-8955; TDD: 800/785-6055.