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2017 FINAL CDBG PROGRAM TIMEFRAME  

Application Deadlines – all Applications and Letters of Intent must be received at the physical location of the Office of Community Development on or before 4:00PM EST on the dates listed below. Faxed copies will not be accepted.  

 

Program

Letter of Intent Due Date

Application Due Date

By Invitation Only

Downtown Revitalization

Economic Development

January 27, 2017

March 31, 2017

1st Friday of January, February,  March and April**

May 26, 2017

*

1st Friday of May, June and July**

August 25, 2017

Housing Assistance

March 10, 2017

May 5, 2017

Micro-Enterprise Assistance

1st Friday of January,  February and March **

April 28, 2017

*

1st Friday of April, May and June**

July 28, 2017

Public Facilities

January 13, 2017

TBD*

Public Infrastructure***

 

 

Special Projects *

N/A

TBD*

Urgent Need

N/A

TBD*

Workforce Development

May 6, 2017**

June 17, 2017

*

July 1, 2017**

August 12, 2017

 

*Subject to availability of funds.

** If the first Friday of the month falls on a holiday the Economic Development and Micro-Enterprise Assistance Programs Letter(s) of Intent will be due by 4:00pm on the next business day.

***Public Infrastructure – No Letters of Intent or Applications will be accepted for the 2017 Program Year.  The projects of Machias, Lincolnville, Ashland and East Millinocket, who submitted applications in 2016, are being funded in 2017.   

Link to Final 2017 CDBG Program Statement

WHAT IS CDBG ALL ABOUT?

All CDBG funded activities must meet one of three National Objectives of the program:

  • Benefit to low and moderate income persons
  • Prevention and/or elimination of slum and blight conditions; and
  • Meeting community development needs having a particular urgency.

The Maine CDBG Program serves as a catalyst for local governments to implement programs which meet one of the three National Objectives, and:

  • Are part of a long-range community strategy;
  • Improve deteriorated residential and business districts and local economic conditions;
  • Provide the conditions and incentives for further public and private investments;
  • Foster partnerships between groups of municipalities, state and federal entities, multi-jurisdictional organizations, and the private sector to address common community and economic development problems; and
  • Minimize development sprawl consistent with the State of Maine Growth Management Act and support the revitalization of downtown areas.

The State allocates funding to several economic and community development programs, with major funding going to Economic Development -- business and micro-enterprise assistance and workforce development, in addition to Public Infrastructure and Home Repair.