Community Development Block Grant

A Federal Grant Program

The Administration, Planning, and Finance Departments manage the Town’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.  

For a variety of general and Normal-specific information about the CDBG Program, please visit the McLean County Regional Planning Commission's website.

​Draft Program Year 2019-2020 CAPER (Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation 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) funds and an assessment of progress toward meeting the priority needs and objectives identified in an Entitlement Community’s 5-Year Consolidated Plan.

The CAPER for Program Year 2019-2020 details expenditures and activities carried out with the help of CDBG funds between April 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020, the final year of the Town’s 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan. The 2019-2020 CAPER will be available for public review and comment for a period of 15 days beginning Thursday, September 3, 2020. 

The draft 2019-2020 CAPER is available here or by clicking on the heading above and the labelled image to the right. 

Public Comment
Public comments on the report will be accepted Thursday, September 3, 2020 through Friday, September 18, 2020. Written comments may be submitted in person at the Town Clerk’s Office on the second floor of Uptown Station (11 Uptown Circle, Normal, IL 61761) or by mail/email to Town of Normal, Attn: Taylor Long, Associate Planner, 11 Uptown Station, Normal, IL 61761 or tlong@normal.org.

A public hearing was held to solicit comments on the 2019-2020 CAPER on Thursday, September 10, 2020 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Due to the present pandemic, the hearing took place virtually over Zoom and no in-person public comments were allowed.

The September 10th public hearing was live-streamed on the Town of Normal's YouTube page and the recording can be viewed here. Additionally, the presentation offered by Town staff at the hearing can be reviewed here