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.

Important update to CDBG-PF Application Deadline:

In response to meeting restrictions put in place related to COVID-19, the Division of Energy, Housing and Community Resources (DEHCR) is extending the 2020 CDBG PF application submittal deadline to June 25, 2020 at 4:00pm.  DEHCR encourages applicants that are able to submit their application prior to the deadline to do so, waiting until the new deadline is not required. This extension is made available to allow potential applicants time to adapt to disruptions to normal business activity caused by COVID​-19.  Holding a public hearing and obtaining governing body approvals of application documents is a federal requirement, it cannot be waived by the State of Wisconsin.  Therefore, DEHCR encourages potential applicants to research alternative ways to meet public meeting requirements.  Click here for an opinion​ from the Wisconsin Attorney General related to holding public hearings that meet the open meeting requirements. Examples of alternative media used to convene meetings can be a simple conference call, Skype, GoToMeeting, Facebook Live etc.  Please be aware that each unit of government will need to make appropriate accommodations for individuals that may not have access to phone or internet and individuals with disabilities.  If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us at:​

CDBG - Public Facilities (CDBG-PF) Application Materials

CDBG-PF 2020 Application Instructions (Revised 5-14-20)

CDBG-PF 2020 Application Instructions Supplement – MHI Data (Updated 4/20​/2020)

CDBG-PF 2020 Application 

CDBG-PF 2020 Application Attachments

Application Submission

The 2020 CDBG-PF Annual Competitive Grant application submission deadline is Thursday, June 25, 2020. 

Please refer to the CDBG-PF Application Instructions for the application submission requirements.

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