Davis Announces Additional CDBG Grants for Coronavirus Relief Efforts
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) announced today that seven communities in IL-13 have received an additional $4,760,452 in Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) to combat the impacts of the Coronavirus. This funding was appropriated through the CARES Act, which Congressman Davis voted for and President Trump signed into law in March of 2020. The CDBG grants are flexible funding to states and local governments for a range of services to address Coronavirus impacts at the community level.
Earlier this year Davis announced an initial round of $4,851,118 in CDBG grants to these same seven communities.
"This additional CDBG funding will allow our local communities to respond even more intensely to the specific needs their residents are facing," said Davis. "I've heard from many constituents who need help getting through this pandemic. This funding will further equip local governments with the tools to help fill that need."
Grantee Name, Amount
City of Bloomington, $546,029
The CARES Act provided $5 billion in supplemental Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus. The first $2 billion in CARES Act funding for CDBG grantees was announced in March. In May the second tranche of $1 billion was announced and was required to be allocated only to state and insular area governments. This release announces the third tranche of CDBG CARES Act funding. The formula allocation developed by HUD for this round focuses funds toward places with households facing higher risk of eviction.