Community Development Block Grant

Davis Bacon Training

The City of Coeur d'Alene was pleased to host HUD's Wage Compliance training with Melanie Hertel on July 18th, 2018. Want to review the slides from Melanie's presentation? Please click here.


2018 Community Opportunity Grant: NOFA Notice

The City of Coeur d’Alene has issued a Notice of Available Funding (NOFA) inviting competitive grant proposals for projects or services that benefit low-to-moderate income people or neighborhoods, and/or promote job creation/economic development. Any individuals, profit or nonprofit organizations, business, or governmental agencies may apply for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program funds. All Application Documents and Support Materials are available on the City’s website at The total Community Opportunity Grant amount for eligible projects in 2018 is $191,820.00, which includes a 15% maximum of $42,771.40 available for Public Service type projects.

Important Dates:

July 12, 2018                          Applications Available: Notice of CDBG Funding Availability Published

July 26, 2018                          5:30-6:30pm: General Grant Application Workshop at CDA Library Community Room

August 2, 2018                       12:00-1:00pm: General Grant Application Workshop at CDA Library Community Room

August 8, 2018                       5:30pm-6:30pm: Economic Development Grant Application Workshop at CDA Library Community Room

September 26, 2018               CDBG Application Deadline: 5:00pm       

*All workshops will be conducted in the Coeur d’Alene Library Community Room located at 702 E. Front Ave. Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814. 

Michelle Cushing
DBG Grant Administrator
710 E. Mullan Avenue
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
208- 769-2382                                       


June 5, 2018 CDBG Public Hearing Follow Up. After months of strategic planning, citizen participation forums, public comment periods, and public hearings the City’s 2018-2022 5 Year Consolidated Plan and 2017 CAPER (end of year report) have both been submitted to HUD for official review. This report includes the City’s Annual Action Plan for 2018. After HUD finalized its award allocation for the City’s 2018 grant, increasing the award size from $243,000 to $318,476, Mayor and Council approved a revised budget on June 5, 2018. The revised 2018 budget allocates 60% of 2018 CDBG funds directly into the City’s CDBG Community Opportunity Grant. The Community Opportunity Grant for 2018 is officially funded at $191,820.00. Details on grant proposal timeline, public technical assistance meetings, and guidance for grant submittal will be forthcoming in the next few weeks. The City’s Community Opportunity Grant is open to all City, Private, and Non-profit applicants for eligible projects and the NOFA will be advertised in the following ways: CDA TV, City Facebook Page, City Website, CDA Press, HEADS UP, and emailed to a running list of stakeholders.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you!

Michelle Cushing
CDBG Grant Administrator

2018 Funding Award Notice

HUD AWARDS THE CITY $318,476 IN CDBG FUNDING FOR 2018. The Housing and Urban Development Agency (HUD) has lately notified the City of Coeur d’Alene of its official 2018 CDBG award allocation. This Community Development Block Grant allows the City to accomplish the following: support CDA LMI residents with improved sidewalk creation in LMI Census Block Areas, run an Emergency Minor Home Improvement Program for LMI homeowners (see, support Lake City Center’s Meals on Wheels program, and fund the City’s popular 2018 Community Opportunity Grant.

These dollars go a long way in our community; if you’d like to stay involved in what’s happening with the City’s CDBG grant, stay tuned for upcoming meetings and citizen participation opportunities. The most recent citizen participation opportunity was held at the City’s Public Forum on June 5, 2018 and included a year-end review of 2017’s accomplishments and projects (2017 CAPER) and 2018’s Annual Action Plan budget approval. There was an opportunity for the public to offer comment and help guide funding choices, which are grounded in the City’s 2018-2022 5-Year Consolidated Plan.

2017 CAPER (Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report)

The 2017 CAPER is a document that will help residents understand the City's 2017 CDBG funded efforts in Coeur d'Alene. This public document was available for public comment and between from May 21-June 5 of 2018. A Public hearing on the CAPER was held at 6:00 p.m. on June 5, 2018, at the Coeur d'Alene Library, 702 E. Front Avenue, Coeur d'Alene Id 83814. There was an opportunity for the public to voice comment at the public hearing though none were received. Mayor and Council unanimously approved the 2017 CAPER for submittal to HUD.

To view the submitted 2017 CAPER, please click here.

City of Coeur d'Alene
ATTN: Michelle Cushing
710 E. Mullan Ave.
Coeur d'Alene Id 83814

Michelle Cushing
CDBG Grant Administrator

8 Annual Action Plan Revised Budget Approval Hearing

2018-2022 Draft Consolidated Plan and 2018 Annual Action Plan
The Draft 5-Year Consolidated Plan was approved by the Mayor and City Council on January 16, 2018. Pursuant to the City's 2018 award allocation being >20% than expected, the  2018 Annual Action Plan budget came available again for citizen review and comment from May 21-June 5, 2018. A Public hearing on the new budget figures on previously approved projects was held at 6:00 p.m. on June 5, 2018, at the Coeur d'Alene Library, 702 E. Front Avenue, Coeur d'Alene Id 83814. This forum welcomed public comment though none were received. Mayor and Council unanimously approved the 2018 AAP budget updates and the Annual Action Plan for submittal to HUD. 

To view the submitted 2018 Annual Action Plan section of the 5-Year Consolidated Plan, please click here.

City of Coeur d'Alene
ATTN: Michelle Cushing
710 E. Mullan Ave.
Coeur d'Alene Id 83814

Michelle Cushing
CDBG Grant Administrator

Draft 2018-2022 Consolidated Plan
The consolidated plan guiding the next 5 years of funding for the Community Development Block Grant was available for public review from December 15, 2017 to January 16, 2018. The Draft 5-Year Consolidated Plan was approved by the Mayor and City Council on January 16, 2018 and has been submitted to HUD for final review.

To view the draft plan, please click here.

Public Hearing

Prior to the City’s final adoption of the CDBG’s 2018-2022 Consolidated Plan, a public hearing was held before the Mayor and City Council to present the Consolidated Plan goals, proposed activities, estimated annual funding the City expects to receive, and the expected beneficiaries. This event was open to the public and comments were welcome, though none were received from the public. This public hearing was held at 6:00 p.m. on January 16, 2018, at the Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Avenue, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83814.

Open Public Comment Period
Verbal and written comments about the CDBG’s Draft 2018-2022 Consolidated Plan were accepted during the hearing and between December 15, 2017—January 16, 2018.

2017 Public Workshop History in Preparation for the CDBG 2018-2022 Consolidated Plan:
The City of Coeur d’Alene held two public participation workshops in preparation for its 5-Year Consolidated Planning Period which will guide the use of funds for its annual allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, issued from the Housing and Urban Development Agency (HUD). These public workshops included discussions on funds spent in past program years and encouraged citizen input about current needs and spending priorities.

The public participation workshops were held on November 2, 2017, at the Coeur d’Alene Library, and November 30, at the Boys and Girls Club.


2017 Action Plan


2016 Action Plan
2016 CAPER Report


The City of Coeur d'Alene began receiving a direct allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in 2008. These funds have been utilized to improve the lives of Coeur d’Alene residents in a variety of ways, including the following: installation of ADA curb cuts, providing emergency minor home repairs, applying ADA accessibility improvements in homes and around town, and granting modest funding allotments to community organizations. It is important to note that CDBG funds are purposed to benefit low-to-moderate income persons or households and provide benefit for struggling community locales. As a federal program, this program does have strict eligibility requirements, including the National Objectives listed below:

  • Aid in the prevention or elimination of slum and blight; or
  • Benefit to low and moderate-income persons;
  • Meet a certain community development need having a particular urgency.

The City of Coeur d'Alene’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Entitlement Program receives an average of $300,000.00 each year. Please refer to the current year Action Plan for specific information on a specific years funding and how they will be used. The City determines projects for funding under the grant through a combination of formal and informal processes:

  1. For each year's funding allocation, City Staff identifies projects that would meet goals established in the City's Five-year Consolidated Plan. Those projects are proposed in the City's Annual Action Plan and are presented to the public for review and comment as part of its required and robust citizen participation process.
  2. The City makes available a predetermined amount of grant funding to be awarded through a competitive process. Applications are solicited from the community and reviewed by an ad hoc Committee who makes recommendations to the City Council for final approval.
  3. The City accepts, reviews, and considers requests for funding from community members, organizations, developers, businesses, et al regarding the priorities set forth in the Consolidated Plan. The City has an open door policy regarding discussion of large projects and determination of the priority of funding.

The City of Coeur d'Alene has a consolidated plan that will be updated every 5 years, which outlines the needs for the community and establishes goals and benchmarks for the program. Additionally, an annual action plan will be prepared each year, illustrating what projects/programs will be funded each year.

The City has prepared a robust citizen participation plan which outlines public comment periods and methods for amending the 5-year Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan. This City asks Coeur d’Alene residents to please participate and attend public forums and public hearings. The City depends on public feedback and engagement to ensure that these community dollars hit the mark on community needs.

Below you will find links to the above-noted documents, as well as additional useful information. The City has an in-house Community Development Specialist, Michelle Cushing, on staff to administer its CDBG Grant. Michelle is available, by appointment, to answer questions, deliver application help and review, as well as to provide one-on-one technical assistance to applicants regarding funding proposals and eligibility requirements. She is waiting to hear from you. Please don’t hesitate to contact her.

Michelle Cushing
Community Development Specialist
710 E. Mullan Avenue
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83814

Program Information


       -  2015 Action Plan
       - 2015 CAPER Report





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