Community Development Block Grant - Public Facilities Economic Development (CDBG-PFED) Program

CDBG-PFED grant funds are awarded to local governments for public infrastructure projects that support business expansion or retention. Examples of eligible applications include: new or improved water & sewer service and streets that result in business expansion and job opportunities for low- and moderate-income individuals.

  • How to Apply: CDBG-PFED applications may be submitted at any time, and are reviewed by DOA as they are received.  CDBG-PFED funds are awarded on an as-needed basis throughout the year, provided that the Applications meet a CDBG National Objective (in conjunction with HUD program regulations).  Application materials and submission instructions should be carefully reviewed prior to applying for CDBG-PFED funds.

  • Review Process: For each Grant Application received, DOA reviews the Application (on a case-by-case basis) to determine the eligibility & fundability of the proposed project.  Successful Applications must meet a CDBG National Objective (in accordance with HUD program regulations).  DOA anticipates a minimum 60-day review time period for submitted Applications.  Applications deemed eligible & fundable will be awarded State CDBG-PFED funds.

  • Award Process: Award letters will be issued upon determination of the Communities' (and their respective Businesses') abilities to meet a CDBG National Objective in accordance with HUD program regulations.  The award letter outlines the next steps required to accept & execute a Grant Agreement (i.e. contract) with the State of Wisconsin.

  • Next Steps & Requirements: Community grant administrators will be required to attend implementation training

CDBG - Public Facilities Economic Development (CDBG-PFED) Application Materials

Additional Reference Materials

CDBG - Public Facilities Economic Development (CDBG-PFED) Implementation Handbook

CDBG - Public Facilities Economic Development (CDBG-PFED) Reporting Requirements

Contact Us

If you have questions about the status of your CDBG application, please contact the Department of Administration's Division of Energy, Housing and Community Resources (DEHCR) at (608) 266-7531.

General information regarding DEHCR's Bureau of Community Development (BCD), which oversees and manages the CDBG Grants, may be obtained by emailing CDBG-Community Development or by contacting the BCD Director at (608) 261-7538.

Mailing Address:
The mailing address is provided below for reference only.  All applications and correspondence should not be mailed.  They are to be emailed to

Wisconsin Dept. of Administration
Division of Energy, Housing and Community Resources
Bureau of Community Development
PO Box 7970
Madison, WI 53707-7970