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Community Development Block Grant: Community Infrastructure and Public Facilities Projects

Deadline: June 22, 2018

The national objective of the Community Development Block Grant is to benefit principally low and moderate income (LMI) families. Activities eligible under the Community Infrastructure and Public Facilities Projects include:

  • Community Infrastructure: Water and sewer systems, including storm sewers; street improvements consisting of roads, streets, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, traffic control devices, street lighting; parking facilities; municipal utilities; solid waste disposal systems.
  • Public facility: Real property acquisition; construction or improvement of community centers; senior citizen centers; nonresidential centers for the handicapped such as sheltered workshops; other community facilities designed to provide health, social, recreational or similar community services for residents.
  • Colonias: Communities must be within 150 miles of the US-Mexico border and be designated by the county or municipality where it is located. The criteria necessary to qualify are lack of potable water supply; inadequate sewage system or lack of decent, safe, and sanitary housing, and must have been in existence as a colonia prior to November 1990.

Amount: Requests are limited to a maximum of $500,000 without certified cost estimates and $750,000 with certified cost estimates. Rural applicants (3,000 or less population) must provide a minimum 5% cash match; non-rural applicants must provide a 10% cash match. The project period is for 24 months.

Eligibility:

  • All counties/incorporated municipalities
  • Other entities such as water associations, councils of government, public nonprofit groups, and special districts can only apply for a planning grant

Ineligible applicants include Indian Pueblos and tribes receive funding directly from the U.S. Department of
Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the entitlement cities of Albuquerque, Farmington, Las Cruces, Rio Rancho, and Santa Fe that receive funding directly from HUD.

Note: Applicants must meet threshold requirements – Any grantee with one or more active grants in the infrastructure, public service, capital outlay categories, and Colonias projects, cannot apply for additional funding until the current project is fully closed. See the solicitation for more details around threshold requirements.

Link: http://www.nmdfa.state.nm.us/CDBG_Information_1.aspx

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