By Gail Leverson, MBA, EDFP - Funding Specialist May 05, 2021
The State of Minnesota has received a special allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) funds to be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). The funding is made available through the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) under the CARES Act.
The Small Cities Development Program Unit is accepting grant applications for eligible activities. These activities include broadband development, public services, retrofitting/repurposing buildings, and commercial rehabilitation.
Widseth’s Funding Specialist, Gail Leverson, can help your community, if eligible, obtain these funds.
The CDBG CARES Act funding is being directed towards projects that assist communities, particularly low-to-moderate income communities, in preventing, preparing for, and responding to COVID-19. Some eligible projects may include:
This funding opportunity is part of the federal funding provided for COVID relief. Widseth is working with our various agency contacts to stay on top of the new funding programs in this ever-changing scenario to determine what options are available for your community.