• City of Dover now accepting Community Development Block Grant applications

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    November 20, 2019
    DOVER, N.H. – The City of Dover Department of Planning and Community Development is now accepting applications from public service agencies, qualified individuals and eligible organizations for grants from the fiscal year 2021 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The fiscal year spans July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.
    Applications are available online at www.dover.nh.gov/government/city-operations/planning/community-development/ and at the Planning Department. The application submission deadline is 4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, at the Department of Planning and Community Development, 288 Central Ave., Dover, NH 03820-4169.
    CDBG workshops to provide an overview of the CDBG Program and specific application requirements will be held in the First Floor Conference Room at City Hall on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 at 10 a.m. and Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 5:30 p.m. Applicants are encouraged but not required to attend.
    The City of Dover may reject incomplete or late applications. 
    Eligible CDBG activities include, but are not limited to acquisition of property, development or improvement of public facilities, clearance or demolition, public services, and special economic development activities.
    To be eligible for funding, certain requirements must be met, including but not limited to:
    • Submission of a complete and timely application.
    • Consistent with the FY2021-25 Consolidated Plan.
    • Meet one of the following HUD national objectives:
      • Benefit low and moderate income people;
      • Eliminate of slums and blight;
      • Meet a particularly urgent community development need.
    For more information about project eligibility or to learn more about Dover’s Community Development Block Grant program, visit www.dover.nh.gov/government/city-operations/planning/index.html.
    The City of Dover has been a CDBG entitlement community for over 25 years. The HUD program provides annual grants on a formula basis to entitled cities and counties to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low and moderate income people. HUD awards grants to entitlement community grantees to carry out a wide range of community development activities directed toward revitalizing neighborhoods, economic development, and providing improved community facilities and services. Entitlement communities develop their own programs and funding priorities. The entitlement grant is expected to be available in the summer or fall of 2020. The amount to be received by the City of Dover has yet to be determined by Congress.
    For more information, contact Dave Carpenter, Community Development Planner, at d.carpenter@dover.nh.gov or 603-516-6008
    Michael Gillis, Media Services Manager
    (603) 516-1641