Be sure to familiarize yourself with the planning grant process.
Application Packet - click here (includes both application and instructions)
- They meet a goal of the Federal Act;
- Benefit to Low- and Moderate-Income Persons;
- Prevention or Elimination of Slums or Blight.
- The particular planning project addresses established long-term community priorities;
- The funds granted will have a significant impact on the overall project;
- The community has demonstrated a strong commitment to the project and its sustainability; and
- The project is ready to proceed upon grant award and will be completed within 12 months.
- Environmental infrastructure studies are limited as follows:
- $35,000 for a study on a single utility,
- $45,000 for a study on two utilities, and
- $50,000 for a master utility study (water, wastewater, and storm water).
- Comprehensive plans are limited as follows:
- Populations over 10,000 are limited to $50,000, and
- Populations under 10,000 are limited to $40,000
- Downtown revitalization plans are limited as follows:
- Populations over 2,000 are limited to $40,000, and
- Populations under 2,000 are limited to $30,000.
- Economic development plans are limited to $40,000.
- Public facilities plans (including libraries, community centers, etc.) are limited to $20,000.
- Historic preservation plans will be limited to $20,000.
- Broadband plans will be limited to $50,000
- Environmental assessment plans will be limited to $30,000.
General types of activities that are eligible for Public Facilities Program funding include:
- Individual project plans and feasibility studies
- Community development, redevelopment and functional plans in areas such as:
- Comprehensive plans
- Downtown revitalization plans
- Strategic economic development plans
- Floodplain and wetlands management
- Historical preservation
- Environmental assessments
DNR created a series of tools to help communities create their own Five-Year Parks and Recreation Master Plan required to apply for DNR funding. Click here for a one-pager of more information.
Minimum Plan Requirements
After November 1, 2018 minimum plan requirements:
- Broadband Readiness Plan
- Comprehensive Plan
- Downtown Revitalization Plan
- Economic Development Plan
- Environmental Assessment
- Historic Preservation Plan
- Public Facilities Feasibility Study
- Water Infrastructure Plan
Prior to November 1, 2018 technical requirement resources:
- Comprehensive Plans_OCRA Technical Requirements
- Downtown Revitalization Plans_OCRA Technical Requirements
- Economic Development Plans_OCRA Technical Requirements
- Historic Preservation Plans_OCRA Technical Requirements
- Community Facilities Plans OCRA Technical Requirements
- Conservancy District Plans_DNR Guidelines
- Environmental Assessment Plans Technical Requirements
- Dams and Levees Plans OCRA Technical Requirements
- USDA/EPA/HUD Preliminary Engineering Report Template
- Stormwater Plans OCRA Technical Requirements
- Water Plans OCRA Technical Requirements
- Wastewater Plans OCRA Technical Requirements
- Water and Sewer System Plans_RUS Bulletin 1780-2 (revised April 2013)
- Storm Drainage Plans_RUS Bulletin 1780-5
Please contact the CDBG Program Manager Matt Wakefield if you have specific questions.