Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Public Infrastructure Construction Grants
Are Due August 29, 2019

To apply for funding your community will need the following:
  • All projects funded through the CDBG Public Infrastructure grants program must benefit at least 51% low-to-moderate income individuals as determined by HUD Section 8 Income Guidelines. There are three (3) ways this can be verified. Please call our office to discuss what process is best for your community and project.

  • Projects must eliminate a serious threat to the health and safety of the public. This must be documented, within the past two (2) years, by independent evidence (e.g. well water tests, surface water tests, pressure tests, televising, photos, IEPA violation letters, water and sewer main break log, boil orders & map, and live in-line repairs that did not require boil orders).

  • Complete / Update Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) - prior to application submission.

  • Funding: $500,000 is available for the construction of your project. All funding sources necessary to meet the total project cost must be secured and documented. Obtain a FIRM commitment of funds from any source (e.g. USDA Rural Development, IEPA, or local bank) or the municipality’s council/board must pass a Commitment of Funds Resolution for the project. Grant administration, all engineering, legal, etc. must be paid by the community from their own funds or non-CDBG funds.

  • Water / Sewer Rate Minimums – Community rates must meet or exceed 1% of the MHI per 5,000 gallons.   

  • Financial Need – Communities applying for a CDBG grant must provide a list of identified capital infrastructure projects and their costs.  

NCICG staff members are available to discuss this program with you and your community.
Please call if you would like someone to attend a meeting with your community and/or engineer to develop a grant project.

Please contact NCICG at (815) 433-5830 or e-mail

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