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DCEO and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act - Infrastructure Projects


To build a 21st century economy, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act proposes to engage contractors across the nation to create jobs by rebuilding community water and sewer systems, roads and bridges, modernizing public buildings, and other infrastructure projects.

Community Development Block Grant Program

The federal stimulus package includes $1 billion in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program funds to be distributed across states (and the existing HUD-designated entitlement communities within states).  As a whole, Illinois can expect approximately $48 million dollars in CDBG stimulus funding.  The State of Illinois' program, administered by DCEO, will receive $8,585,276 of this funding, with the balance of approximately $39 million to be distributed to the various HUD entitlement communities in Illinois.  Illinois is actively working with HUD understand all requirements for receiving these funds.  DCEO will submit an action plan for public review and comments once the HUD has provided this guidance.  Revisit here for future updates about Illinois’ CDBG stimulus funding. 

In Illinois CDBG is called the Community Development Assistance Program (CDAP).  For more information about the Illinois CDBG/CDAP program, visit the CDAP recovery webpage.

To review a letter from Maureen Palmer, Deputy Director of the DCEO Bureau of Community Development, to interested community and regional planning commissions regarding DCEO's initial plans for CDBG recovery funding, click here.

On May 6th, the Department received guidance from the Department of Housing and Urban Development on how to proceed with funding received from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. The Department announced a request for applications in three areas of funding: Public Infrastructure, Economic Development and Flexible Opportunities.

The Department received 96 applications on June 5, 2009. These applications were reviewed to ensure that the projects could meet the ARRA timeframes and purposes.

The substantial amendment provides a narrative of each project selected. If you wish to comment on the amendment, please email your letter to or mail to CDAP CDBG-R, 620 E Adams St, CIPS 3 Springfield, IL 62701 by 5 p.m., June 26, 2009.

CDBG-R Substantial Amendment (posted 6/18/09) NEW

CDBG-R Substantial Amendment Spread Sheet NEW

Community Development Block Grant – ARRA Public Notice

Community Development Block Grant Public Infrastructure – ARRA Application Guidelines

Community Development Block Grant Economic Development – ARRA Application Guidelines

Community Development Block Grant Flexible Opportunity – ARRA Application Guidelines