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Grants to Michigan Agencies for Programs to Benefit Low- and Middle-Income Residents in Eligible Regions

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)


Agency
Local

GrantWatch ID#
148578

Funding Source
CITY OF ROYAL OAK
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Geographic Focus
USA: Michigan: City of Royal Oak

Important Dates
Deadline: 01/31/24 4:30 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants to Michigan service agencies for activities and programs to benefit low- and moderate-income residents in eligible regions. The goal of the grant program is to provide local residents with expanded economic opportunities, decent housing, and a suitable living environment. Eligible proposals are those that serve the City of Royal Oak.
The City of Royal Oak's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is authorized under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. The primary objective of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, is the development of viable urban communities.
CDBG-assisted activities must comply with regulations set forth through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The city must give, to the maximum extent feasible, priority to activities which benefit low- and moderate-income persons. In addition, the city may also carry-out activities which prevent or eliminate slum and blight or identify an urgent need in the community. Historically, the City of Royal Oak has funded four basic categories of activities: public services, home improvement program, infrastructure improvements and administration.
  • Public service activities provide a direct benefit to an identified clientele. Assisting seniors with minor chores, assistance for abused women and children, transportation for the disabled, hearing impaired (ASL) assistance are all examples of public service activities. Public service activities are limited to 15% of the total program’s funding.
  • The city’s housing rehabilitation program provides code-related improvements to existing homeowners. The program includes low-interest rate loans, deferred loans, and forgivable loans for income qualifying households. This program, in large part, addresses the community’s affordable housing needs.
  • Infrastructure improvements vary on a yearly basis but have included numerous road resurfacing and park improvements in low- to moderate-income areas of the city. The activity must typically qualify as an “area benefit”.

All projects must meet HUD’s “National Objective” criteria. The three (3) National Objectives are: 1) benefit to low- to moderate-income persons; 2) aid in the prevention of elimination of slums or blight; and 3) meet a need having a particular urgency.

The city’s HUD-approved CDBG Consolidated (5 Year) Plan identified the following community needs.

  • Public Services That Benefit Special Needs Population: To support and facilitate access to the wide variety of existing public services that may enhance life skills and self-sufficiency.
  • Public Services That Benefit the Homeless: To support public services that help those experiencing homelessness so they may immediately seek a more stable setting and gain access to network of services to achieve self-sufficiency.
  • Immediate Shelter Needs of the Homeless: To support the immediate, temporary shelter needs of those experiencing homelessness.
  • Special Needs Housing: To preserve and increase the supply of affordable housing with supportive services for special needs populations, including the frail elderly and disabled persons through housing rehabilitation, new construction, advocacy, policies, and regulations.
  • Affordable Owner-Occupied & Renter-Occupied Housing: To preserve and increase the supply of affordable owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing for low- to moderate-income residents through housing rehabilitation, new construction, advocacy, policies, and regulations.
  • Fair Housing Choice: To promote and ensure fair housing choice for all residents.
  • Redevelopment of Blighted Properties: To eliminate individual instances of blight and create economic job opportunities and/or below market rate multiple-family housing.
  • Public Improvements & Facilities: To create new or improved public facilities and infrastructure in CDBG Target Areas by identifying, designing, and implementing unique projects.


Recipient

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Local service agencies may apply.

Ineligible
An activity cannot be funded if it does not comply with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s regulations for the CDBG program.

For information about ineligible activities, see https://www.romi.gov/DocumentCenter/View/19228/application-cover-letter-#page=3.

Pre-Application Information
Applications are due on or before January 31, 2024.

General Information: https://www.romi.gov/269/General-Information

Term of Contract
The City of Royal Oak is accepting applications for available CDBG-funded activities between July 1, 2024 - June 30, 2025.

- Note that a program year starts after July 1st and ends June 30th.
- Note that a public service activity must be completed by June 30th.

Contact Information
Contact Information:
Joseph M. Murphy, Director of Planning
City of Royal Oak
203 S Troy Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Phone:(248) 246-3285
Fax: (248) 246-3005
Email: joem@romi.gov

Phone: 248-246-3000

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