Funding under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

The purpose of this notice is to solicit applications for the Second Round of Program Year 36 (PY39R) Round 6 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) reprogrammed funds. The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has identified projects and uncommitted funds within the CDBG program that were approved in prior Annual Action Plans (AAPs) and that need to be reprogrammed and reallocated to new or existing activities related to housing and community development. DHCD plans to reprogram approximately $750,000 dollars from previously funded CDBG program years.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, municipality, or local government agency;
  • Proposed project must be consistent with the goals and objectives described in the County’s 2011-2015 Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development (http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/dhcd);
  • Special consideration will be given to activities located with the County’s Transforming Neighborhood Initiative (TNI) areas; (http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/government/executivebranch/tni/)
  • Proposed project must qualify as an eligible activity under the Affordable Housing, Economic Development, or Public Facilities/Infrastructure Improvements categories. No applications will be accepted for Planning and Administration and Public Services categories due to limitations imposed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) threshold requirements;
  • Current CDBG recipients may only use reprogramming funds as gap funding for Program Year 38 (July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013). All of the current recipients’ prior year projects must be completed;
  • Applicants should note that this is one-time funding and emphasis will be placed on new or existing “shovel ready” projects that will quickly spur economic investment, increase energy efficiency and job creation or retention. Recipients must be able to start project within 90 days of their fully executed operating agreement.
  • The proposed applications will be evaluated and scored in accordance with the PY 39 CDBG selection criteria. The Department of Housing and Community Development reserves the right to reallocate funds to help offset any reductions in the funding allocations for Fiscal Year 2014.

The Department of Housing and Community Development of Prince George’s County, Maryland will accept Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) applications for the Second Round of PY 39R Round 6 Reprogrammed Funds, covering July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014. Applications will be available on Wednesday, July 3, 2013. The application submission deadline is Monday, July 15, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.

The Department will hold a Technical Assistance (TA) session regarding the Second Round of CDBG Round 6 – PY 39R Reprogrammed Funding process and the specific requirements in applying for these funds. The TA session date and time is as follows:

DATE: Wednesday, July 3, 2013
TIME: (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
PLACE: Department of Housing and Community Development
9400 Peppercorn Pl, 2nd Floor Rose Conference Room
Largo, Maryland 20774

RAIN DATE: Wednesday, July 10, 2013
TIME: (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
PLACE: Department of Housing and Community Development
9400 Peppercorn Pl, 2nd Floor Rose Conference Room
Largo, Maryland 20774

Participants are asked to R.S.V.P. by contacting the Department of Housing and Community Development office by 5:00 p.m., Monday, July 1, 2013 at 301-883-5540 or 301-883-5570 or via e-mail at: MAHuff@co.pg.md.us or LSTaylor@co.pg.md.us.

Sign language for the hearing impaired and interpretive services can be made available upon request. To request these services please call the Department of Housing and Community Development at 301-883-5570 or 301-883-5540 • TTY 301-883-5428.

Prince George’s County affirmatively promotes equal opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, ethnic or national origin, disability, or familial status in admission or access to benefits in programs or activities.

By Authority of:
Eric C. Brown, Director
Department of Housing and Community Development
9400 Peppercorn Place, Suite 200, Largo, Maryland 20774
Date: June 27, 2013