HUD’s Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) posted a comprehensive CDBG-CV Toolkit for the $5 billion CARES Act supplemental Community Development Block Grant funds (CDBG-CV). The toolkit provides guidance to state and local governments (grantees) receiving CDBG-CV regarding the ongoing task of identifying and implementing CDBG-CV-assisted activities. States and localities have six years after signing a Grant Agreement with CPD to expend CDBG-CV.
The online resource has eight chapters that include webinar recordings, slides, transcripts, and related materials such as Quick Guides, FAQs, and memoranda. Chapters are as follows:
- Getting Started—which includes webinars held in August and September 2020 describing program rules, statutory and regulatory waivers, and alternative requirements
- CDBG National Objectives—which has a webinar about the CDBG National Objectives and a webinar focused on the Area Benefit to Low- and Moderate-income National Objective
- Eligible Uses—covering public services, public facilities and improvements, economic development, administration and planning, and ongoing coronavirus recovery.
- Duplication of Benefits
- Program Management
- Financial Management
- State CDBG-CV Implementation
The CDBG-CV Toolkit is at: https://bit.ly/3cvYKkv
More about CDBG-CV is on page 10-15 of NLIHC’s 2021 Advocates’ Guide.
Information about regular CDBG is on page 8-4 of NLIHC’s 2021 Advocates’ Guide.