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

These 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

Application Submission

The 2019 CDBG-PF Annual Competitive Grant application submission deadline is Friday, May 17, 2019.  The 2020 CDBG-PF Annual Competitive Grant application submission deadline is to be determined.

Please note:

  • Applications submitted by email will not be accepted.
  • Applications submitted by/via fax will not be accepted.
  • Two paper copies of the complete application (including all required application attachments) must be provided.
  • One copy of the submitted application must have a cover page with original signatures.  The second application cover page may be a copy.   
  • It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the Grant Application packet is complete for submission.    
  • Applications that are incomplete, missing the required attachments, or are non-compliant with the instructions for submission will not be reviewed.
  • Applications must be unbound.  No staples or spiral binding.  Use rubber bands or binder clips to hold the application and its attachments together.
  • Attachments must be in the order prescribed and separated using the cover/title/separator pages provided within the application.
  • All application materials and attachments (including maps) must be printed on standard 8-1/2 x 11-inch paper.

Additional Reference Materials

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.

Non-electronic mail correspondence (i.e. "snail 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