LCD Group slated to receive $300,000 in Community Development Block Grant funding this year; pre-applications due May 17

Lewis & Clark Regional Development Council (RDC) is now accepting pre-applications for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for 2019.

All pre-applications are due by Friday, May 17.

The CDBG Program provides annual federal grants on a formula basis to states, cities, and counties to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate- income persons.

Lewis & Clark RDC is slated to receive more than $300,000 in funding for this year. 

CDBG funds are available to local governments located in Lewis & Clark RDC’s ten-county region consisting of Burleigh, Emmons, Grant, Kidder, McLean, Mercer, Morton, Oliver, Sheridan, and Sioux counties. Funds from these grants may be used for public facilities and infrastructure, housing rehabilitation, and planning activities.

In 2018, Lewis & Clark RDC funded the following projects through CDBG:

City of Wilton Multi-Family Housing Rehabilitation
CDBG Amount: $81,000
Private Sector Investment: $12,150
Total Project Cost: $93,150 

City of Butte School House ADA
CDBG Amount: $76,500
Private Sector Investment: $1,650
Total Project Cost: $84,150

City of Goodrich Water Main
CDBG Amount: $45,583
Private Sector Investment: $4,558
Total Project Cost: $50,141

City of Stanton Lift Station
CDBG Amount: $104,464
Private Sector Investment: $10,446
Total Project Cost: $114,910 

“There are naturally restrictions and limitations because these are federal funds,” says Lyle Hogue, LCD Group community development coordinator. “But, with that said, CDBG funds have many uses and we have used them for a wide range of projects over the years.”

According to Hogue, the most common projects for CDBG funds are:

  • Upgrades to water/sewer lines, lagoons, treatment plants, lift stations, etc.
     
  • Handicapped accessibility to public buildings including courthouses, city halls, schools, and community centers or senior centers, etc.
     
  • Improvements to public safety by purchasing of new or used ambulances and firefighting vehicles, or to construct new or expanded fire and ambulance halls, etc.
For more information about CDBG or to receive a pre-application, please contact Lyle Hogue at (701) 667-7623 or at lyle@lcdgroup.org.