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Updated: June 17, 2021

Overview

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act has appropriated $5 billion in Community Development Block Grant-Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funding nationwide to assist low-income families and most vulnerable citizens. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has allocated $3 billion of the $5 billion appropriated by Congress.

CDBG-CV Small Cities and Entitlement Programs: Notice of Funding Availability

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is pleased to announce the availability of funding for Small Cities and Entitlement units of local government under the Florida Community Development Block Grant-Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) program.  The CDBG-CV programs are designed to help local governments prepare for, prevent, or respond to the health and economic impacts of COVID-19. The activities must be critical to their locality and primarily for the benefit of low- and moderate-income residents. 

The CDBG-CV Small Cities program will be funded through a combination of three rounds of CDBG-CV allocations received from HUD for a total amount of $41,931,595. The CDBG-CV Entitlement program will be funded through an allocation received from HUD for a total amount of available funding of $51,050,910. 

Application Cycles

The pre-application cycles for the CDBG-CV Small Cities and Entitlement Program are now closed. The application cycles will open in the coming months. 

CDBG-CV Small Cities Program

Nearly $42 million in funding is available to help eligible local governments prepare for, prevent, or respond to the health and economic impacts of COVID-19. The activities must be critical to their locality and primarily for the benefit of low- and moderate-income residents. 

DEO will evaluate applicants using the Rating and Ranking Criteria document. Eligible local governments may submit one application requesting a minimum of $200,000 and a maximum of $5 million in grant funding for one program or project. 

Registration information, application completion and submission instructions, and other relevant information will be available when the application cycle opens.

CDBG-CV Entitlement Program

A total of $51 million in funding is available to help eligible local governments prepare for, prevent, or respond to the health and economic impacts of COVID-19. The activities must be critical to their locality and primarily for the benefit of low- and moderate-income residents. 

Funds will be awarded for eligible activities following a needs and capacity review for eligible activities approved by DEO, up to the amount of the entitlement community’s allocation. View the CARES Act CDBG-CV Round 2 Allocation Methodology for Florida Communities for a list of allocations. Projects not submitted by the application deadline may be re-distributed to other eligible communities. Eligible applicants include HUD entitlement communities that are encouraged to coordinate with local governments and subrecipient agencies within their jurisdiction.

Registration information, application completion and submission instructions, and other relevant information will be available when the application cycle opens. 

CDBG-CV Resources

CDBG-CV Small Cities Program Resources

CDBG-CV Entitlement Program Resources

DEO Method of Distribution

A funding formula was used to determine the maximum amount of funding available for entitlement communities individually and for non-entitlement communities collectively. The factors considered in the development of the formula included baseline housing and community development needs, COVID economic impacts and COVID health impacts. 

View the CARES Act CDBG-CV Round 2 Allocation Methodology for Florida Communities

Entitlement Community Program:

  • Total Entitlement CDBG-CV Program Allocation - $51,050,910
    • Eligible applicants will include entitlement communities that will be encouraged to coordinate with local governments within their program.
    • Based on a needs and capacity review application process, funds will be awarded up to the amount of the entitlement community’s allocation for eligible activities approved by DEO. 

Small Cities (Non-Entitlement) Community Program:

  • Total Small Cities CDBG-CV Program Allocation - $41,931,595
    • Grant Request Minimum - $200,000
    • Grant Request Maximum - $5 million
    • Competitive application process for eligible non-entitlement communities.

CDBG-CV Funding Timeline

  • On February 1, 2021, DEO opened the CDBG-CV Pre-Application cycles for the Small Cities and Entitlement Programs.

  • On January 5, 2021 DEO submitted a substantial amendment to the state’s action plan to include $20.2 million in Round 3 Coronavirus funding as required HUD to receive a grant agreement.

  • On December 18, 2020, DEO announced the Notice of Funding Availability for the CDBG-CV Small Cities and Entitlement Programs and the opening of the pre-application cycles on February 1, 2021.

  • On November 16, 2020, DEO opened an additional public comment period for the Substantial Amendment to the State of Florida's Action Plan to incorporate $20.2 million in Round 3 CDBG-CV funds. 

  • On September 11, 2020, HUD allocated $2 billion nationwide using a funding formula prioritizing risk of transmission of coronavirus, number of coronavirus cases compared to the national average, and economic and housing market disruptions resulting from coronavirus.

  • On August 31, 2020, DEO submitted a substantial amendment to the state’s action plan to include $79.8 million Coronavirus funding as required by HUD to receive a grant agreement.

  • On July 21, 2020, DEO opened the public comment period for the Substantial Amendment to the State of Florida’s Action Plan to incorporate CDBG-CV funds.

  • On May 11, 2020, HUD allocated $1 billion nationwide directly to the states using a funding formula that considered factors such as public health, transmission risk, number of cases compared with national average, economic and housing market disruptions, and other factors determined by the HUD secretary.

  • On April 21, 2020, HUD allocated $2 billion nationwide using the Fiscal Year 2020 funding formula.

  • On April 2, 2020, HUD announced that it will make available $3 billion of the $5 billion appropriated by Congress.

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