Community Development Block Grant - Public Facilities (CDBG-PF) Program

​​​Public Facilities​ funds help support infrastructure and facility projects for communities.  Examples of eligible projects include improvements, repairs, or expansions of streets, drainage systems, water and sewer systems, sidewalks, and community centers.  Grants are limited to projects that, if implemented, meet a CDBG National Objective.

  • How to Apply:  CDBG-PF funds are awarded through an annual competitive process.  Application materials and submission instructions should be carefully reviewed prior to applying for CDBG-PF funds.
  • Review Process:  For each Grant Application received on or before the Application Submission Deadline, DOA reviews, scores, & ranks the Applications based on a pre-approved list of scoring criteria.  Successful Applications must meet a CDBG National Objective (in accordance with HUD program regulations).  Applications that earn enough points in the review process will be awarded State CDBG-PF funds.
  • Award Process:  Communities with successful applications (that have met the threshold requirements for funding) are announced and each community receives an award letter which documents 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 (CDBG-PF) Application Materials

The 2023 CDBG-PF application materials will be posted no later than January 31, 2023.  The application will be similar to the 2022 application materials (with some changes); the CDBG-PF 2022 Application and Application Instructions remain posted below for reference.  Refer to the 2022 Public Facilities (PF) and Planning (PLNG) Application Training slides (go to slides 103-105) and webinar recording (at the 2:25 timing mark on the recording) on the Training and Technical Assistance website to learn about policy and scoring changes that will be implemented for the 2023 CDBG-PF Application.

​CDBG-PF 2022 Application Instructions

​CDBG-PF 2022 Application 

​CDBG-PF 2022 Application Attachments

​Application Submission

The 2023 CDBG-PF annual competitive grant application submission deadline is to be determined (TBD).  The 2022 CDBG-PF annual competitive grant application submission deadline was on Thursday, May 12, 2022. 

The 2023 CDBG-PF Application Instructions (once released) will have the application submission requirements for the 2023 application round.

Additional Reference Materials

    • PF/PLNG Application Training Slides (2022)​ ​


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 CDBG-Community Development​.

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) 333-8047.

Non-electronic mail correspondence (i.e. postal mail) should be directed to:

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