50 S Main, West Hartford, CT, 06107, US
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a program of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, which provides funds to local communities for the development of activities with the stated goal of providing affordable housing, anti-poverty programs, and infrastructure development. The Town of West Hartford annually solicits proposals from eligible non-profit and other organizations that may serve eligible populations in the Town. Proposed CDBG projects must be consistent with broad national priorities for CDBG and meet Town of West Hartford priority needs as set forth in our Five-Year Consolidated Plan as seen below.
Eligibility for National Objectives
An activity must meet a national objective for compliance with CDBG requirements. If an activity does not meet a national objective, it will not qualify for funding. In West Hartford, all CDBG-funded projects must meet the following national CDBG objective of providing benefits to benefits low-and moderate-income through the following categories:
1. Low Modified Area Benefit (LMA)
2. Low Modified Clientele (LMC)
3. Low Mod Housing Activities (LMH)
4. Jobs (LMJ)
Town of West Hartford High Priority Needs
The Town has established several broad priorities to meet its identified housing and community development needs. The priorities include the following:
Click here to review the entire 2020-2024 Five-Year Consolidated Plan.
1.4 Organization Contact Information. Please provide contact information for key personnel related to this project. This section is UNSCORED, but required.
Provide name, email and contact telephone of each of the following:
This section is UNSCORED, but required.
2.2 Organization Details
To receive CDBG funds, grantees must show that their project meets a High Priority Need (see online application instructions on the West Hartford website) as established in the Town of West Hartford 2020-2024 Five-Year Consolidated Plan, and must set a specific outcome target for services by the proposed program.
If your goal has multiple proposed outcomes, select ONE.
Describe how your program works, your target population, other partner organizations. This section is worth 30 Points. To maximize your score, please answer all questions.
4.1 Overview & Activity Description (10 Points)
4.2 Program - Specific Questions (10 Points)
4.3 Problem Statement (4 Points)
4.4 Unique Characteristics (6 Points)
These questions apply only to staff who will lead, manage and/or implement the program for which you are seeking CDBG funds. This section is worth 20 Points. To maximize your score, please answer all questions and include all attachments as requested.
5.1 Staff Qualifications, Program Lead - Who leads your program’s front-line staff?
If this position is open, simply mark “N/A” in “Name,” “Calendar Years of Work Experience,” “Calendar Years Serving your Organization” and “Calendar Years Serving this Program.”
Full Name & Title
5.2 Staff Qualification, Front Line Staff - Tell about the qualifications of staff who will interact with your beneficiaries. For example, if your program is an after-school program, describe the qualifications you are looking for when deciding who will be coaching, teaching or educating West Hartford youth.
Name & Title
5.3 Staff Qualifications, Finance/Administration - Who maintains your program financial information. If this position is open, simply mark “N/A” in “Name,” “Calendar Years of Work Experience,” “Calendar Years Serving your Organization” and “Calendar Years Serving this Program.” Other fields required.
Do you have /maintain a current employee manual?
Do you have a dedicated HR Administrator?
Do you offer professional Development or specialized training for your front line staff?
Is anyone on your staff trained on compliance with 2CFR 200?
Do you have/maintain a current accounting manual?
Do you use a specific form of accounting/bookkeeping software?
How does your program evaluate its results?
Complete only ONE of the Section 6 questions: 6.1a or 6.1b.
In each case, provide information for all for full credit.
For example, in this question, please fill out each section for 2020-21, 2021-22 and 2022-23. This section is worth 30 Points. To maximize your score, answer all questions.
6.1a Past CDBG-Funded Program Results - If you have received CDBG funds for this program in the last 3 fiscal years, please provide a breakdown of yearly costs, specific outcomes, and a brief description of the assessment tools you used to measure results.
6.1b Non-CDBG Funded Program Results - If you have NOT received CDBG funding for a new program, identify the most similar program operated by your organization and, for that program, provide the most recent three (3) consecutive years of outcomes.
Provide information on your program budget, a line-by-line breakdown of your CDBG request, as well as your plans for ongoing sustainability. This section is specific to the program for which you are seeking CDBG funds, not your overall organization budget. This section is worth 20 points. To maximize your score, please answer all questions and make sure your narrative sections align with the numbers included in question 7.1 and 7.3 budget tables.
7.1 Program Funding Sources (Overall). Provide a breakdown of all sources of funding required to operate your program (overall, including CDBG and all other sources), for the year in which you are requesting funds. Indicate funds – either requested or already secured. “Total, Funds from all Sources” should equal your overall program budget.
Program Funding Sources (6 Points)
CDBG Granted Requested
1. Other Grants/Donations
2. Other Grants/Donations
3. Other Grants/Donations
4. Other Grants/Donations
Do you have more than 4 grants/donations? If so, show calculated total of others not listed above and describe in 7.2, “Other Grants/Donations”
Program Income (Describe in 7.2, "Program Income")
All other funding sources (List below and describe in 7.2 “All Other Funding Sources”)
Total funds from all sources above
7.2 Other Funding Sources (0 Points)
If you identified Other Grants/Donations and did not have room to list each in the space above OR if your program relies on any program income or any other source of revenue, please use the spaces below to provide additional details on these sources and funding amounts, and if these funds have been secured or requested.
Mark “N/A” if these questions do not apply to your program.
7.3 CDBG Request (Line Item Budget) - Provide a line item breakdown for your CDBG request. List a budget summary to support your program. “Total CDBG Request” should equal the “Funding Amount” you listed in 7.1 on the “CDBG Grant”. (4 Points)
CDBG Expense Categories and Expenses
7.4 Budget Narrative - For each of the CDBG Expense Categories described in 7.3 above, (1) please provide an explanation of how the estimated cost was determined, and (2) describe how the CDBG Expense Category enhances or supports your program. (6 Points)
7.5 Other Request and Budget Questions. (4 Points)
Unless otherwise noted, answers to all questions in this application are required. To maximize your score, if there are any fields that you were unable to complete, or which do not apply to your organization or project (including those marked as “N/A”), please use the space below to provide an explanation. Be sure to reference the question number (e.g. “Question 4.1”) and be specific and concise. This section is worth 0 Points.
All sections and subsections are answered?
9.1 Required Documents - The following documents must be included at the time of submission.
9.2 Optional Attachments - To maximize your score, please consider submitting copies of the documents listed in this table
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If the application is not complete or if you do not agree to the certification (below), do not complete Section 10.
Otherwise, please complete and submit your application before the submission deadline. Completion of Section 10 is required prior to submission. No application will be accepted without Section 10 fully completed.
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