Departments

Community Development Block Grant Program

General Information

The Department of Community Development of is responsible for administering the Community Development Block Grant Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The City works in partnership with a wide range of public agencies and non-profit organizations to provide vital community programs and opportunities for public facility rehabilitation.

Program Year 2018 Annual Action Plan

View the 2018 Annual Action Plan Presentation

Program Year 2018 Application

The City of Hoboken will accept applications for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Year 2018 to provide funding to eligible programs and projects sponsored by public agencies or not-for-profit organizations. The City encourages local community groups who provide quantifiable benefits to low and moderate income residents to apply. The CDBG funding is provided through the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The City of Hoboken has not yet received notice from HUD of its Program Year 2018 award, however the City has received an annual allocation of approximately $1,000,000 each Program Year since becoming an Entitlement Community in 2015. Public Service Funding is capped at 15% of total funding, which would make approximately $150,000 available to organizations providing services including, but not limited to child care, after school programs, health care, family planning, and assistance to the homeless. The City’s Public Facility Funding, also through the CDBG Program, is anticipated to be approximately $800,000 which can be allocated for capital improvements benefiting low to moderate income residents, assuming funding is in line with prior year awards.

Applications are due by 4:00PM on Friday, March 2, 2018. Funds will become available for the selected applications as early as July 1, 2018. Since the funding source is limited, this is a competitive application process. The review criteria and eligibility requirements are noted in the application.

Interested applicants can request an application from Christopher Brown, Principal Planner through the City of Hoboken Department of Community Development via email at cbrown@hobokennj.gov or in person during business hours (9:00AM – 4:00PM) at the Hoboken Planning and Zoning Office, 94 Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Hoboken, NJ 07030. All questions should be directed via email to Mr. Brown, Principal Planner, or phone during business hours at 201-420-2000 ext. 3001.

2018 Annual Action Plan Public Hearing

The City of Hoboken Department of Community Development will host a public hearing on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 6:30PM at the Hoboken City Hall Ground Floor Conference Room, 94 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030, regarding its Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2018 for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. The City of Hoboken will gather public input on the content of the Annual Action Plan, which is created every year and assists the City of Hoboken in determining community needs. Public input will inform the City’s anticipated Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2018, which the City intends to submit to HUD for review and acceptance in May of 2018.

The estimated amount of funds for the 2018 Fiscal Year (July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the projects and programs contained in the Program Year 2018 Action Plan is $1,000,000.

2018 Annual Action Plan Online Survey

Members of the community are invited to complete an online survey to provide their feedback. Please click here to complete the survey. The survey will be available until Monday, February 12, 2018.

The planning process to create the Annual Action Plan serves as the framework for a community-wide dialogue to identify housing, economic development, homeless and community development priorities. Priorities for funding were developed through the 2015-2019 Five-Year Consolidated Plan which targeted immediate needs in the community. The Five-Year Consolidated Plan and subsequent Annual Action Plans can be found on the City’s webpage or by contacting Christopher Brown at 201-420-2000 ext. 3001 or cbrown@hobokennj.gov.

The location of this hearing is accessible to persons with disabilities. If special accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, those with hearing impairments, those in need of translation from English, or for any other general comments or inquiries, those individuals should contact Christopher Brown at 201-420-2000 ext. 3001 or cbrown@hobokennj.gov, at least one week in advance of the hearing date to allow for necessary arrangements.  The City will host a second public hearing for final community input before the plan is submitted.

 

Program Year 2017 Community Development Block Grant Subrecipients

Organization Project Title
Garden State Episcopal CDC Homeless Street Outreach
Hoboken Day Care 100 Hoboken Day Care 100
Hoboken Family Planning Family Planning Services for Residents of Hoboken
Hoboken Shelter Rent and Utilities
Hoboken Housing Authority Physical Security Phase #3
Mama Johnson Field Safety Netting Improvements
(Jubilee Center)All Saints Community Service & Development Corp The Jubilee Center’s “Investing in Children Program”
The Waterfront Project, Inc Housing Counsel And Legal Advocacy Program
True Mentors Mentorship and Club Expansion

 

Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plans