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Posted on: August 11, 2017

2018 Notice of Funding Availability

Notice of Funding Availability

August 11, 2017

Lake County and the Cities of Waukegan and North Chicago hereby announce the anticipated availability of funds under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs for the 2018 Program Year (5/1/18 – 4/30/19).  Additionally, Lake County announces the availability of funds through the Lake County Affordable Housing Program (LCAHP) and the Lake County Video Gaming Revenue Policy.


Application workshops will be held during the months of August and September.  Attendance is highly recommended.  The schedule for the workshops is as follows:


Human Services Grant Workshop

Lake County - CDBG Public Services, Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) & Video Gaming funds

North Chicago CDBG Public Services

Waukegan CDBG Public Services

Thursday, August 31, 2017

9 – 10 AM

Waukegan City Hall

City Council Chambers – 2nd Floor

100 N. M. L. King Jr. Avenue, Waukegan, IL


Affordable Housing Grant Workshop

Lake County HOME, CDBG & Affordable Housing Program funds

Friday, September 15, 2017

3:30 – 4:30 PM

Central Permit Facility – 2nd floor Conference Room

500 W. Winchester Road, Libertyville, IL


CDBG Public Improvements Grant Workshop

Public Infrastructure**

Accessibility Enhancements

Friday, September 15, 2017

1:30 – 2:30 PM

Central Permit Facility – 2nd floor Conference Room

500 W. Winchester Road, Libertyville, IL


**These activities must be in low/mod income areas denoted in HUD Qualifying Low/Moderate Income Block Groups Map.

http://www.lakecountyil.gov/Planning/CommunityDevelopment/Pages/InfoTraining.aspx.


There are separate application packets for each funding type and, by each respective workshop date, the application materials will be available at http://www.LakeCountyIL.gov/Planning/CommunityDevelopment/Apply.htm.

Every project/program must fit at least one of the following 10 goals to address three identified priority needs of A) Development and preservation of low-cost, affordable housing options; B) General strengthening of older, low-income neighborhoods throughout the county; and C) Job creation and retention:

1.To acquire and/or rehab existing buildings in order to provide a decent home and a suitable living environment for low- and moderate-income households and special needs populations.

2.To expand Lake County’s affordable and mixed-income housing stock in order to provide a decent home and a suitable living environment for low- and moderate-income households and special needs populations.

3.To end homelessness in Lake County.

4.To provide direct assistance to facilitate and expand homeownership among and/or to provide rental assistance to persons of low- and moderate-income.

5.To revitalize deteriorating or deteriorated neighborhoods.

6.To alleviate physical and economic distress through the stimulation of private investment and community revitalization in areas with declining tax base.

7.To provide both services to people with disabilities and accessibility modifications to the homes, facilities and workplaces of people with disabilities, including the elderly.

8.To foster welcoming, inclusive and neighborly suburban communities.

9.To create or retain jobs for low- and moderate-income persons.

10.To support low- and moderate-income workers in need of job training, of transportation for access to employment or of access to affordable, quality child care.

If you have any questions, please contact Lake County Community Development staff at 847.377.2150.


Deadlines

-Letters of intent due for North Chicago/Waukegan CDBG Public Services grants, Lake County Human Services grants or Video Gaming funds: 9/15/2017

-Letters of intent due for Housing and Public Improvements grants: 10/13/2017

-Applications due for Public Services grants, Homeless Assistance grants or Video Gaming funds: 10/20/2017

-Applications due for Housing and Public Improvements grants: 11/17/2017


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