The City of Iowa City is now accepting applications from organizations for public services, public facilities, and affordable housing projects for Fiscal Year 2023. Applications are due by noon on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022.

Emerging Aid to Agencies (A2A) provides flexible operational funding for nonprofits providing public services. The City expects approximately $30,000 to be available for agencies not classified as “legacy” agencies in the City’s consolidated plan, City Steps 2025 (p.150). The plan is available online at www.icgov.org/actionplan.

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) programs help develop viable urban communities by providing safe and decent affordable housing, suitable living environments, and expanded economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons.

The City expects $950,000 in CDBG/HOME funds to be available from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for this competitive application. Of this, around $450,000 must be allocated to affordable housing activities: acquisition, rehabilitation, new construction, or direct assistance for renter- or owner-occupied housing. The remaining $500,000 may be used for housing or public facilities projects.

The Housing and Community Development Commission (HCDC) and City Council will review applications and allocate funds to projects through a public process based on the needs and priorities in City Steps 2025. Funds become available for use on July 1, 2022. HCDC and City staff strongly encourage applicants to attend an applicant workshop before applying.

The applicant guide, application materials, and a calendar of key dates in the funding cycle, including applicant workshops, are available at www.icgov.org/actionplan. Upon request, staff will email or mail application materials.

Questions about these grants or the funding process may be directed to Neighborhood Services staff at 319-356-5240 or brianna-thul@iowa-city.org.

Date of publication

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

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