Community Development Block Grants
The Idaho Community Development Block Grant program (ICDBG) assists Idaho cities and counties with the development of needed public infrastructure.
The program is administered by Idaho Department of Commerce, Division of Economic Development, with funds received annually from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. ICDBG funds are used to construct projects that benefit low and moderate-income persons, help prevent or eliminate slum and blight conditions, or solve catastrophic health and safety threats in local areas.
Only incorporated cities under 50,000 or counties are eligible to apply for ICDBG funds. Special service providers, such as fire districts, senior citizen centers, and water or sewer districts must be sponsored by a city or county.
- Public Facilities Construction and Improvements - Sewer and water systems, streets, fire stations, removal of architectural barriers, and other public infrastructure. Communities can extend infrastructure to public housing projects or assist homeowners with improvements. Applications are due annually in November.
- Economic Development Projects - Public facility construction and improvements that support companies who are expanding and creating new jobs or new companies that will be creating jobs. Applications are due quarterly: March, June, September and December.
- Senior Citizen and Community Centers - Rehabilitation, expansion and construction. Applications are due annually in March.
Questions - Please address any questions you may have regarding the ICDBG application process to your regional staffer listed below. You may contact us through email or give us a call. The ICDBG team may be reached by dialing any of our local offices and entering our four digit extension or by calling (208) 334-2470
Northern Idaho and North Central Idaho - Tony Tenne - ext 2111
South Western and South Central Idaho - Dennis Porter - ext 2145
South Eastern and Eastern Idaho - Sharon Deal - ext 2137
Program Manager - Dennis Porter - ext 2145