Community Development Commission
The DuPage County Community Development Commission (CDC) was established in
1975 as a cooperative effort of DuPage municipalities and the County Board. The
primary responsibility of the CDC is to advise the County Board on the
DuPage County: A HUD Entitlement Community
HUD has classified DuPage County as an Entitlement Community. The CDBG
entitlement program allocates annual grants to larger cities and urban counties
to develop viable communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living
environment, and opportunities to expand economic opportunities, principally
for low- and moderate-income persons.
Each year, HUD awards each
entitlement community a grant, calculated with a formula utilizing several
objective measures of community needs, including the extent of poverty,
population, housing overcrowding, age of housing and population growth lag in
relationship to other metropolitan areas.
HUD awards grants to
entitlement community grantees to carry out a wide range of community
development activities directed toward revitalizing neighborhoods, economic
development, and providing improved community facilities and services.
Entitlement communities develop their own programs and funding priorities.
However, grantees must give maximum feasible priority to activities which
benefit low- and moderate-income persons. The funding priorities for DuPage are
outlined in the 5-year Consolidated Plan.
CDC Funding Process
Projects funded by the CDBG, HOME, and ESG programs are selected from
individual applications submitted by the municipalities, the County, and many
non-profit groups. The selection process requires several steps before final
approval of projects. Annual applications are generally due to the CDC in
October, the CDC completes its recommendations in December, and the County
Board takes final action in February. The funds are available to start new
activities in April. Administration of each project is done through a
Subgrantee Agreement with a sharing of responsibility between the Subgrantee
and the CDC Staff.
General Application Due Dates
CDBG / ESG