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The CDBG WRI program is designed to assist Units of General Local Government (UGLGs) in making necessary improvements to their existing public infrastructure systems. The extension of existing utilities for future growth and/or transportation only projects will not be eligible. Entitlement Communities are not eligible for WRI funding. The application period for this funding round is now closed.
UGLGs who received a 2018 Frozen Water or 2020 Infrastructure and Resiliency Grant were not eligible to apply.
Projects must be located in a Community listed on the CDBG Low/Mod Income Community Customers and Project Areas list and the project must benefit the entire community. No new surveys will be accepted during the application process.
The grant request for traditional infrastructure is between $500,000 and $2,000,000. Due to funding limitations, only one submission per community was allowed.
The project will be required to be completed by December 31, 2023. If a project’s timing cannot accommodate this requirement, an application should not be submitted. This will be strictly enforced and extensions will not be allowed.
Certified Grant Administrators (CGAs) will be required. The associated costs are eligible for CDBG funding. Procurement of a CGA will occur after award announcement.
The application deadline was May 31, 2021 at 5:00 pm. Communities will be notified of WRI Funding Round results no later than July 2, 2021.