2013 CDBG Program

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The City of Kenosha Department of Community Development & Inspections is accepting proposals from eligible not-for-profit organizations for grants available through the 2013 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.


The City of Kenosha anticipates it will receive $844,227 from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development for allocation to eligible projects under the 2013 CDBG Program.

Funds are to be allocated in accordance with the City of Kenosha’s 2013 CDBG Fund Allocation Plans.  Projects shall address one of the following activity categories:

  • Housing and Neighborhood Improvement/Economic Development:  Maintain and improve the city’s housing stock and public facilities and improvements; continuation and expansion of activities which create or retain jobs, add to the city’s real estate tax base, and contribute to the growth and development of the city’s economy;
  • Public Service:  Initiation and improvement of services involved with, but not limited to, employment, crime prevention, child care, health, drug abuse, education, energy conservation, welfare, or recreational services.
  • Planning and Management:  Implementation of the CDBG Program and comprehensive planning.


Each funded activity must meet one or more of the broad national objectives of the CDBG Program:

  1. Benefit low and moderate income persons; and/or
  2. Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight within specified areas.

In addition to meeting one of the national objectives, CDBG funding may be used only for eligible activities, such as the following:

  • Acquisition, clearance, or disposition or public purposes
  • Relocation payments for displaced families or businesses
  • Acquisition, construction, or rehabilitation of public facilities and improvements
  • Public services
  • Removal of architectural barriers for mobility of the elderly or handicapped
  • Rehabilitation of public or privately-owned housing or other buildings
  • Historic preservation
  • Code enforcement
  • Economic development activities
  • Planning and administration of community development projects

Activities must be carried out by city departments, or public or private non-profit agencies, authorities, or organizations.

Proposals will be accepted until 10:00 am on Friday, August 24, 2012.  Application forms are available at the Department of Community Development & Inspections Office, 625 – 52nd Street, Room 308, or on the city of Kenosha’s website at:  www.kenosha.org/departments/development, or by calling (262) 653-4030.











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