In 2017, Hamilton County established the Community and Economic Development Assistance Program (CEDAP) using Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The CEDAP program funds strategic large-scale projects that will make a significant impact in our communities. Participating local governments are encouraged to implement community and economic development plans that will have a catalytic impact by revitalizing community assets, spurring other development projects, removing blighted properties or conditions, and promoting economic development. This program will also include smaller projects formerly funded through the Urban Land Assistance Program (ULAP) to acquire and/or demolish commercial properties for redevelopment.
The 2018 program will have $670,000 in CDBG funds which are restricts to projects that:
- Benefit residents and businesses in a low-to-moderate income area
- Create or retain jobs for low-to-moderate income employees
- Remove slum and/or blight conditions
There is no minimum award; maximum award is $300,000. All CDBG regulations, including federal prevailing wage regulations must be followed.
A pre-application must be submitted to the program advisory committee by Monday, August 6, 2018. Full applications are due Wednesday, September 5, 2018. The committee of seven community and economic development professionals will review and rank the applications by Monday, October 1, 2018. The committee will invite top-ranked project applicants to make a short 15-minute presentation in early October. Funding recommendations will be made the County Administrator by October 31, 2018.
HCDC is here to assist any community in applying for this funding. Please contact HCDC Senior Director Catherine Fitzgerald at firstname.lastname@example.org.