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Posted on: May 15, 2020

HUD Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV): Call for Proposals


As part of The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, & Economic Security Act (CARES), additional U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program funding (“CDBG-CV”) was awarded to the City of Ithaca.  The Ithaca Urban Renewal Agency (IURA) is seeking proposals for projects to be funded through this special funding award.  Up to $100,000.00 is anticipated to be available to fund projects prioritizing the unique needs of low- and moderate income persons, which also directly/indirectly assist in preventing, preparing for, and responding to the coronavirus (COVID-19).  The IURA preliminarily identified the following priority community needs:

  • ·        Renter households whose ability to pay rent has been reduced by COVID-19 impacts
  • ·        Persons experience homelessness and homelessness-prevention
  • ·        Small businesses adversely impacted by public health mandates and guidelines
  • ·        Anchor non-profits entities with at least 51% earned income, adversely impacted by public health mandates and guidelines

The IURA invites interested organizations, agencies, businesses, community groups, and individuals to submit concept proposals for projects to be funded.  Please note the IURA is generally only anticipating funding projects of $10,000 or more.  Completed proposals are due via e-mail ( by: 12:00 p.m. (noon), Tuesday, May 26, 2020.  Please note if a proposal is approved by the IURA for further consideration, the applicant may then be invited to submit more detailed information, at that time. Links to the application form and accompanying instructions can be found below (and also appear on the IURA home page: Please be sure to take the time to review the instructions before completing the fillable PDF form.

2020 CDBG-CV IURA Application Form (fillable PDF)

2020 CDBG-CV IURA Application Form Instructions (PDF)

For Questions & Technical Assistance, please contact: Anisa Mendizabal at

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