Community Development Block Grant

A Federal Grant Program

The Administration, Planning, and Finance Departments manage the Town of Normal’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. This federal grant program is made available for select cities, referred to by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as "Entitlement Communities," to benefit low- and moderate-income individuals and families and neighborhoods.  

Learn more about Community Development Block Grants on the McLean County Regional Planning Commission's website.

Approved Program Year 2020-2021 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) Full Report

As an Entitlement Community receiving annual grants on a formula basis from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Town of Normal is required to craft and submit a year-end report, known as a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report or CAPER, to HUD upon the conclusion of each Program (Fiscal) Year. The CAPER offers both a summary of program accomplishments and projects funded with federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) dollars and an assessment of progress toward meeting the priority needs and objectives identified in an Entitlement Community’s 5-Year Consolidated Plan. 

Approved Program Year 2021-2022 Annual Action Plan

As an Entitlement Community receiving annual grants on a formula basis from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Town of Normal is required to craft and adopt an annual Action Plan detailing the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds in the coming program year. The 2021-2022 Action Plan describes CDBG-funded projects and activities proposed for the period between April 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022. This will be the second year of the Town’s current five-year Consolidated Plan.

The Town’s annual entitlement grant for program year 2021-2022 is $448,220. In addition to the entitlement grant, the Town expects to have $2,000 in program income and roughly $297,890 in carryover funds from prior program years. Additionally, in Program Year 2021-2022, the Town will have $453,861 in remaining CDBG-CV (Coronavirus) funds to put toward its COVID-19-Related Housing Assistance Program. The 2021-2022 Action Plan was prepared in accordance with regulations established by HUD for CDBG entitlement communities. 


Review the approved 2021-2022 Action Plan. A hard copy of the proposed plan is also available at the Town Clerk's Office on the 2nd Floor of Uptown Station (11 Uptown Circle) or at the main desk of the Normal Public Library at 206 W College Avenue.

Public Participation

The Annual Action Plan was approved by the Town Council on Monday, May 3, 2021 following a period of public comment.  The CAPER approved by HUD following a public comment period that included a presentation outlining accomplishments.  

Questions pertaining to the public participation process should be submitted as follows: Town of Normal, Attn: Jennifer Toney, Community Development Specialist, P.O. Box 589, Normal, IL 61761 or Email Jennifer Toney.  

Accessibility

The Town of Normal is dedicated to providing aids and services leading to effective communication for persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in the Town’s initiatives. If you need assistance accessing or reading materials provided by the Town, please reach out to the Town of Normal ADA Coordinator Greg Troemel at 309-454-9580.