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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)

Projects funded by the CDBG and ESG programs are selected from individual applications submitted by municipalities, the County, and many non-profit groups. The selection process requires several steps before final approval of projects. Annual applications are generally due to the CDC in October, the CDC completes its recommendations in December, and the County Board takes final action in March. The funds are available to start new activities in April. Administration of each project is done through a Sub-grantee Agreement with a sharing of responsibility between the Sub-grantee and the CDC Staff.

The focus is on:

  • Addressing the continuum of Housing and Homeless needs
  • Supporting Families in Crisis
  • Meeting the needs of People with Disabilities
  • Meeting the needs of the Elderly 
  • Supporting the efforts of Neighborhood Resource Centers (NRC)

The DuPage County Community Development Commission hereby announces the availability of funding and the application process for program years 2020, 2021, & 2022.  Applications for Public Services (Emergency Shelter, Street Outreach, Homeless/At-Risk Homeless Services, Homeless Prevention/Rapid Rehousing/Financial Assistance), Neighborhood Resource Centers, and Non-Profit Capital Projects (acquisition, rehabilitation, new construction, ADA renovation) will be accepted.

Are you Ready for Federal Funds?

Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

Mandatory Informational Meeting

Agencies interested in applying for funding, must attend a mandatory informational meeting.  Persons responsible for completion of the grant are strongly suggested to attend.   Dates and times are listed below.   

  • August 22, 2019 - Public Services and Neighborhood Resource Centers:
                                  9:00am to 10:15am, Room 3-500b
                                  421 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL        
  • August 22,2019 - Non-profit Capital Projects:
                                10:30am to 11:30am, Room 3-500b
                                 421 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL

FY2020 Mandatory Informational PowerPoint Slide

Public Hearing Notice - Sample

    Sample - Public Hearing Notice

For Capital Projects Only:   If your organization is a new applicant, or has not been awarded CDBG funding from DuPage County since 2017, attendance at the upcoming “Are You Ready for Federal Funds?” meeting is mandatory.  New applicants or those who have not been awarded CDBG funding from DuPage County since 2017 will not be eligible for 2020, 2021, or 2022 funding if you do not attend the meeting.  “Are You Ready for Federal Funds?” meeting is scheduled for September 11, 2019 from 11:30am – 12:30pm in Room 3-500b.


General Information

  • Contact CDC staff at to place your name on the electronic notification list.
  • Attendance at an informational meeting is required where information on the online grant process will be given. 
  • A public hearing is required for all CDBG/ESG applications.  The agencies may hold their own or arrange for a group public hearing.
  • A Letter of Intent submitted through the online portal is due by 4:30 pm, September 6, 2019.  
  • The entire CDBG/ESG application submitted through the online portal is due by 4:30 pm, October 11, 2019.  


Page Last Revised 08/26/19