CDBG/HOME & Emerging Aid to Agencies Funding Round

Applications for FY20 CDBG, HOME, and Emerging Aid to Agencies projects will become available December 17, 2018 with applications due January 18, 2019. You can find a detailed timeline here.


The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) programs help develop viable urban communities through projects that principally benefit low- and moderate-income persons, including public facility, affordable housing, and other eligible activities listed in the Applicant Guide. For FY20, the City expects approximately $625,000 to be available in CDBG/HOME funds. Of this, around $525,000 must be allocated to affordable housing activities: acquisition, rehabilitation, new construction, or direct assistance for renter- or owner-occupied housing.

Informational Workshop: Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the following event:

  • Date: Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019
  • Time: 11 a.m.
  • Location: Emma Harvat Hall in City Hall, 410 E. Washington St.

Upon request, an alternative workshop session can be made available at 11 a.m. on  Jan. 10. The application and materials can be found below:

Emerging Aid to Agencies 

Aid to Agencies (A2A) provides flexible operational funding for nonprofits providing public services. The City expects approximately $19,000 to be available for “emerging” agencies that have not recently received A2A funding. The application can be found below:

  • Emerging Aid to Agencies Application

References for CDBG/HOME:

FY20-21 Aid to Agencies Funding Round

Aid to Agencies provides flexible funding for agencies providing public services. Any organization serving Iowa City that has existed as a legal entity for at least two years and received Iowa City Aid to Agency funding in any year between FY15-19 may apply. Applications are available through the United Way Joint Funding process at and are due by 5:00 pm on September 14, 2018.


Affordable Housing Location Model

Housing Studies

Other Planning Documents

Consolidated Plan (CITY STEPS)

This five-year plan guides the allocation of funding for housing, jobs and services for low-to-moderate income persons.

Annual Action Plans

The Annual Action Plan describes the federally funded activities of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership Programs (HOME), among others, to be undertaken by the City during the fiscal year (July 1 to June 30). The plan is a sub-part of Iowa City's Consolidated Plan titled, CITY STEPS.

Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Report (CAPER)

A U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development required report that describes the federally funded activities and accomplishments.