Community Development Block Grant
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program provides funding for Community Based Organizations (CBOs) offering a variety of public service activities.
Public Service Activities
CDBG public service program provides funding for Community Based Organizations (CBOs) offering a variety of public service activities. Public service activities include, but are not limited to:
- After school programs
- Employment coaching
- Employment for disabled persons
- Feeding the poor
- Financial literacy
- Programs for at-risk youth
- Senior services
- Youth employment
Request for Proposals
Request for Proposals (RFPs) for public service activities will be received from not-for-profit Community Based Organizations (CBOs) for FY 2015-2016 funding through the Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program beginning September 28, 2015. The deadline to submit proposals is Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 4 pm.
Request for Proposals (RFPs) must be submitted on forms issued by the City of North Miami, and will be available beginning on September 28, 2015 at the City of North Miami Community Planning and Development Department, 12400 NE. 8th Avenue, Monday through Friday, between 8 am and 5 pm and online at The City of North Miami Housing website.
A Workshop to provide technical assistance for proposal submission will be conducted on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 11 am to 1 pm in the North Miami Police Conference Room. Total allocation available for CBO funding is $88,500.
Building Public Service by Strengthening Relationship - Public services are needed in the North Miami community and strengthening the partnerships between providers and the City is essential. Therefore, during the year, the CDBG Administrator and Planning manager will be visiting all the nonprofit organizations receiving CDBG funds
Public Facilities & Public Improvements
CDBG funds can be used for construction, reconstruction or rehabilitation of public facilities and improvements. The facilities must be opened to the general public and include libraries, public schools, firehouses and neighborhood centers.
Public Improvements may include:
- Aesthetic amenities on public property.
- Parking lots
- Water and sewer lines
Special Economic Development with CDBG
Economic development encompasses the process, policies, and activities by which a community improves the long-term economic and social well-being of its people. The objective of economic development is a sustainable increase in living standards, including per capita income, education, health, and environmental protection.
Economic development strategies offer government, the private and not-for-profit sectors, and local communities the opportunity to work together to improve the local economy. The Economic Development Manager and the CDBG Administrator have worked together on economic development projects, funded wholly or in part by the CDBG program