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Nathan Buehler
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Email; 503-689-3559

June 29, 2017 Media Contact
Becky Baxter
Fumi Schaadt

HUD Funding for Oregon CDBG

Business Oregon is expecting to receive approximately $12 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for its 2017 state Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. The next competitive application round will be the fourth quarter of 2017 (October 1 through December 31). This will be in line with the approximate time when the funds will become available. The deadline for submittal of an application is by close of business on December 31, 2017. Potential applicants with well-developed, ready-to-proceed projects should work with the Regional Development Officer in your area in preparation for submitting an application. Projects must submit a Project Notification and Intake Form (Intake) at least three weeks prior to application deadline. Those projects that have submitted an Intake for a prior application funding year must submit a revised or updated Intake.

Due to circumstances out Business Oregon's control, the 2017 Amended Method of Distribution has not yet been approved by HUD. Approval is anticipated within the next 60 days. Upon approval, Business Oregon will notify the public of the approval and subsequent availability of the 2017 Method of Distribution. The 2017 Proposed Amended Method of Distribution is currently available on our CDBG program web page. Also available on our web site is a summary of significant changes to assist the reader in having a high-level overview of changes that have been made and will be incorporated into the upcoming competitive application round.

Should you have any questions regarding a proposed project or Intake, please contact the Regional Development Officer in your area. If you have questions specifically about the Method of Distribution, please email Becky Baxter or Fumi Schaadt.


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