Allegheny County, through the Department of Economic Development, is soliciting proposals for eligible economic development, municipal development, and housing and human services projects and programs for its Year 40 (March 1, 2014 – February 28, 2015) Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), funded by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development.
Pre-applications: Deadline — May 31, 2013
Agencies planning to apply for municipal development funds such as sewer and water improvements, public improvements, recreation, demolition, commercial revitalization and removal of architectural barriers for curbs, sidewalks, ramps, municipal buildings and parks activities must submit both a Pre-application and a full application. Pre-applications provide verification of project eligibility and service area prior to submission of a full application.
Applications: Deadline — August 2, 2013
Full applications are required for all municipal development, economic development, and housing and human services activities. If your municipality is a COG member, submit your applications through your local COG office. All other applications should be submitted directly to the Department of Economic Development.
Outcome Performance Measurement System
HUD requires recipients of federal funding to assess the outcomes of the program in question. In 2006, Allegheny County employed a new Performance Measurement System to establish and track measurable goals and objectives for the CDBG, HOME, ADDI and ESG programs. All approved applicants are required to comply with the Performance Measurement System. Download CPD Performance Measurement System Document for more information.
Where can proposal forms be obtained?
Agencies applying for CDBG funds may obtain Pre-applications and/or full applications by clicking on the appropriate links above or by calling or writing to:
Allegheny County Department of Economic Development
425 Sixth Avenue - Suite 800
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Telephone: (412) 350-1042 or (412) 350-1081
NEW - IMPORTANT CENSUS INFORMATION - AMERICAN COMMUNITY SURVEY
The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey by the U.S. Census Bureau that provides data every year. There are two files for use for your proposal:
2006 - 2008 ACS Low/Moderate (L/M) Income Data by Census Tract:
The data below is used by ACED to determine project eligibility under the National Objective of Low/Mod Area (LMA). In addition, this data will help applicants determine if their project is located in a census tract that is 51% or above L/M.
2012 ACS Census Tracts Spreadsheet / Instructions - Use for applications maps
All projects require an ACS census tract map, with the exception of administration/planning and studies. ACS census tract maps are available at: http://factfinder2.census.gov.
Census Disabled Information
The 2005 Census Disabled Information by Municipality is the population and race of each disabled person in every municipality in Allegheny County. This information is required when filling out a pre-application or application for CDBG funding to remove architectural barriers and other ADA related projects.
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