Program Questions:
HCR - Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) - Community Planning

Q_5413

Is the applicant an eligible New York State non-entitlement municipality?

Q_3358

If implemented, will the planning or engineering proposal address an activity which will meet a National Objective under the CDBG Program?

The plan or report must demonstrate that either 1) at least 51% of the persons who would benefit from implementation of the plan or report are low-and moderate income or 2) the plan or report addresses a slum or blighted area in the community.

Q_3387

Will NYS CDBG funds be used for eligible project costs?

Refer to the Help section for additional guidance.

Q_3320

Does the proposed activity include assistance to a for-profit business in the form of lobbying or other political activities?

Lobbying and political activities are not eligible under Section 105(a)(17) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974.

Q_3359

Is the CDBG program request amount within the funding limits allowed by applicant and application type?

County, Town, Village, City

Community Planning Needs Assessment $50,000

Drinking Water/Clean Water Infrastructure Engineering Planning Grant $50,000

Q_3325

Will any of the costs identified in the application budget be incurred prior to award?

Q_3360

Will the proposed project be completed within 14 months from project award?

Q_928

Project Street Address: Please input the project street address (Street Number and Street Name only).

If the project has multiple locations, please input the primary street address of the project. If the project does not have a definite street address, please input the approximate street address of the project (Street Number and Street Name only).

Q_565

Project City

Q_568

Project State
  • AA,AL,AK,AZ,AR,CA,CO,CT,DE,FL,GA,HI,ID,IL,IN,IA,KS,KY,LA,ME,MD,MA,MI,MN,MS,MO,MT,NE,NV,NH,NJ,NM,NY,NC,ND,OH,OK,OR,PA,RI,SC,SD,TN,TX,UT,VT,VA,WA,WV,WI,WY,AS,DC,FM,GU,MH,MP,PW,PR,VI

Q_972

Project county or counties.

Q_1034

Project ZIP Code. (please use ZIP+4 if known)

Q_3527

US Congressional District where the project is located.
  • 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27

Q_616

For more than one project location, please provide full address(es) for each location. If Not Applicable, indicate "NA".

Q_184

NYS Assembly District where the project is located. (This questions value will be filled automatically, based on the project address, when the application is finalized.)

Q_190

NY Senate District where the project is located. (This questions value will be filled automatically, based on the project address, when the application is finalized.)

Q_572

Project Latitude (This questions value will be filled automatically, based on the project address, when the application is finalized.)

Q_573

Project Longitude (This questions value will be filled automatically, based on the project address, when the application is finalized.)

Q_975

Estimated Project Timeline: including project start/completion dates, estimates for design, permitting and construction or other major steps. (You may enter N/A for non-Project related applications)

Q_550

If you are a DBA, what is your DBA name?

Q_549

Type of Applicant (select all that apply)
  • Federal, State, County, City, Town, Village, Tribal, School District, County or Town Improvement District, District Corporation, For-Profit, Not-For-Profit, Individual, S Corporation, C Corporation, IDA, LDC,LLC,LLP, Public Authority, Public Benefit Corp, Sole-Proprietorship. HDFC,BID, LP,Boards Of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), Fire District, Regional Planning and Development Board, Public Library, Association Library,College/University/Community College

Q_556

Select an applicant ID type from the list below that you normally use to identify your organization on application forms.
  • Charity Reg #, Duns Number, Federal Tax ID Number, NYS Unemployment Insurance Tax Number, Social Security Number, NYS Vendor Identification Number (SFS)

Q_2655

Based on your selection from the previous question, enter your applicant ID number. (Please do not provide your social security number).

Q_969

If you are a business, have you been certified as a New York State Minority or Women-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE)?
  • Yes, No, N/A

Q_546

Legal Name of Applicant

Q_5416

Applicant First Name

Q_5417

Applicant Last Name

Q_551

Applicant Street Address

Q_552

Applicant City

Q_553

Applicant State

Q_554

Applicant ZIP Code. (please use ZIP+4 if known)

Q_651

Applicant Telephone Number, (please include area code)

Q_555

Applicant Email Address

Q_5257

Contact Salutation
  • Mr., Mrs., Ms., Dr.

Q_547

Contact First Name

Q_1049

Contact Last Name

Q_1050

Contact Title

Q_5490

Primary Organization

Q_3688

Contact Street Address

Q_3689

Contact City

Q_3690

Contact State

Q_3691

Contact ZIP Code

Q_562

Primary Contact Phone Number. (please include area code)

Q_3692

Contact Email

Q_5475

Contract Salutation
  • Mr., Mrs., Ms., Dr.

Q_5476

Contract First

Q_5477

Contract Last

Q_5478

Contract Title

Q_5491

Authorized Organization

Q_5479

Contract Street

Q_5480

Contract City

Q_5481

Contract State

Q_5482

Contract Zip

Q_5483

Contract Phone

Q_5484

Contract Email

Q_5493

Additional Salutation
  • Mr., Mrs., Ms., Dr.

Q_1052

Additional Project Contact First Name

Q_970

Additional Project Contact Last Name

Q_1051

Additional Contact Title

Q_5492

Additional Organization

Q_3693

Additional Contact Street Address

Q_3694

Additional Contact City

Q_3695

Additional Contact State

Q_3696

Additional Contact ZIP Code

Q_3697

Additional Contact Telephone Number

Q_561

Additional Contact Email Address

Q_4199

Please select the primary sector or characterization that best defines this project.
  • Agriculture, Arts/Culture/Cultural Institutions, Biomedical/Medical, Community Development, Education/College/University, Energy, Environment, Financial Services, Food/Beverage, Healthcare, Hospitality, Housing, Industrial/Manufacturing, Information Technology Services/Communications, Infrastructure, Municipal/Government, Office, Research & Development, Tourism/Travel, Transportation, Water/Wastewater/Sewer, Waterfront Revitalization, Workforce Development,Business Development,Technology Commercialization

Q_4198

Please select the secondary sector or characterization that best defines this project.
  • Agriculture, Arts/Culture/Cultural Institutions, Biomedical/Medical, Community Development, Education/College/University, Energy, Environment, Financial Services, Food/Beverage, Healthcare, Hospitality, Housing, Industrial/Manufacturing, Information Technology Services/Communications, Infrastructure, Municipal/Government, Office, Research & Development, Tourism/Travel, Transportation, Water/Wastewater/Sewer, Waterfront Revitalization, Workforce Development,Business Development,Technology Commercialization

Q_3762

Does your project directly address the needs of people in your region who are living in poverty and who seek resources for inclusion in the economic life of New York State?

Q_3763

How does your project seek to apply CFA funds for the purpose of eliminating barriers to skilled employment by poor people in your region, as identified by the Opportunity Agenda? Please describe any efforts to collaborate at the local or regional level (i.e. public, private, labor, philanthropic sectors).

Q_3764

How does your project build workforce development programs, improve physical infrastructure, and/or establish social services that connect people living in poverty in your region with skilled employment, in correspondence with the economic revitalization priorities, distressed community targets, and the industry growth areas identified in the Opportunity Agenda and Strategic Plan?

Q_4200

Does your project provide opportunities for Veterans’ to participate in the workforce, or improve services to the Veterans’ and military families in New York?

Q_4201

If Yes, please explain how your project impacts the Veterans’ and military families in New York.

Q_6048

Does your project advance downtown revitalization?

Q_6047

If Yes, please detail how it will attract and retain residents, visitors and businesses and transform neighborhoods.

Q_575

Project Description. Concisely describe the project, indicating the location, what will be planned, designed, acquired, and/or constructed, the issues/opportunities to be addressed, and expected outcomes and deliverables. Additional details will be collected later in the application process.

Q_976

Statement of Need

Q_930

Explain what makes your project a regional economic priority - for example creates jobs, economic investment, sustainability and community revitalization, government efficiency or consolidation etc.

Q_2366

How does your project align with the Regional Economic Development Council’s Strategic Plan/Upstate Revitalization Initiative Plan? (strategic plans are located at https://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/ )

Q_929

Current State of Project Development (i.e. planning, preliminary engineering, final design, etc. You may enter N/A for non-project related applications)

Q_580

Provide a list of all federal, state, and local reviews, approvals, or permits needed or completed, including the dates when they are expected to be completed or were completed. If Not Applicable, indicate "NA".

Q_2364

What is the status of State and/or Federal Environmental Review? If review of the project is underway or completed pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) or National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), please indicate the lead agency (if applicable).

Q_1054

If National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Record of Decision has been issued, please explain (include date of Record of Decision).

Q_2362

If funding was awarded in prior CFA rounds, what were the CFA numbers for which funding was awarded? (separate multiple CFA numbers with commas)

Q_4160

For each program to which you are applying under the CFA, explain your strategy for proceeding if the full amount of requested funding, required matching funds, and temporary financing are not secured as expected, or committed sources become unavailable.This explanation must address any proposed project phases, and both CFA and non-CFA sources of funds.

Q_6835

Copy of Citizen Participation Compliance Materials Including: • Municipal resolution(s) authorizing public hearing • Public hearing notice • Affidavit of publication • List of attendees • Public hearing minutes • Evidence of conspicuous public posting (see help text) The public hearing must be held at least two weeks prior to submission of the application by a quorum of the legislative body. Note that If any of the required documents are not submitted with the application, they cannot be submitted after the application period closes, and the application will be deemed ineligible. Refer to the help section for additional guidance.

Q_6401

Civil Rights - Documentation of Section 3 and/or Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing compliance. Refer to the application tips for additional information

Q_6402

Project Team

Q_4000

Applicant Certification Form

Q_5445

Applicant/Recipient Disclosure/Update Form

Q_5452

Preliminary Budget Table

Q_5447

Program Income Report Form

Q_5489

Commitment Letters

Q_3329

Documentation of unsuccessful attempts at pursuing non-CDBG funding sources

Refer to the Help section for additional guidance.

Q_1493

If the application is submitted by a County on behalf of a local government, a cooperation agreement and a resolution authorizing an Applicant (County) to submit an application on behalf of a unit of local government.

Q_6946

Please provide Letters of Support for your project (if applicable). All letters should be scanned into a single PDF file and their total size cannot exceed 10 Megabytes (MB).

Q_5457

Please enter the DUNS number for the Unit of Government serving as the Applicant.

Q_3352

Provide a project abstract. The abstract must include formal applicant name, location of project, amount of request, general purpose of the project, and project beneficiaries. Sample text: [City, Town, Village, County Name] will use $40,000 in NYS CDBG funds to complete a [Type of Community Plan]. The total project cost will be $50,000 with $10,000 from non- CDBG sources (specify). The project proposes to benefit 50 low-and moderate-income persons.

Q_3599

Describe the community, based on, among other things, an analysis of relevant social and economic data; consultation with local and regional planning and economic development officials, residents, and merchants; inventory parcels available for development; and the review of current and future infrastructure, comprehensive, and consolidated plans.

Q_3605

Provide a description of the community's development strengths and assets and the strategy for capitalizing on them.

Q_3606

Describe the current drawbacks and limitations from community and/or economic development standpoint and the effect they may have on the community in the next 5-10 years.

Q_3608

Describe the proposed outcomes and objectives of the planning effort.

Q_3367

Describe the method used to determine the best approach and cost-effective method to address the need. List the sources and dates of third-party cost estimates including any special features that will result in an unusual or a costly design. Cost estimates must be no more than 12 months old and specific to the project being proposed.

Q_3610

Describe the process by which the community will seek input and comments from key stakeholders and the public.

Q_3611

Provide a project schedule detailing the tasks to be performed and the timeframe for executing the tasks.

Q_3613

Describe the need for financial assistance to undertake this process, including why NYS CDBG funds are necessary in lieu of other available resources such as the municipal general fund, program income, and/or other public or private funding sources.

Q_3583

Explain the proposed NYS CDBG program budget.

• Identify each of the estimated costs, including the source of the funds and proposed use.

• For each source identified, indicate whether the source is formally committed or pending approval.

• Indicate if public sources have been approved and that all sources will be available within 60 days of the application deadline.

• Please be specific, and list each source in a consistent format.

• This explanation of your program budget must be consistent with the budget table included in this application, as well as the Proposed Project Financing and Lien Form included as an attachment to this application. If a source is identified as committed, the applicable commitment letter must be attached where requested in the application.

The Community Planning activity requires a 5% cash match of the total project cost, which must be provided by non-CDBG sources. In-kind services, force account labor, and volunteer services are not eligible as match.

Q_3621

Identify the source of the 5% required cash match.

Q_3622

Will the needs assessment or preliminary engineering report cover the entire community or a specific neighborhood? Describe the geographic limits of the proposed planning activity.

Q_3623

Does the community anticipate undertaking the planning project on their own or will an outside consultant be retained?

Q_3629

Describe how the needs assessment or preliminary engineering report proposes to complement other community/regional planning efforts.

Q_1476

Describe any efforts taken to secure alternative or additional funds from other public and private sources. Explain the positive impact of the NYS CDBG funds on the total cost of the project and to the beneficiaries of the project and why NYS CDBG funds are required to carry out the proposed activity.

Q_5487

Has the community undertaken prior needs assessment analyses for the same geographic area or infrastructure issues?
  • Yes, No
    1. If Yes is selected then Q_5486 will be displayed

Q_5486

Why is an additional needs assessment being proposed?

Q_3345

I understand that NYS Homes and Community Renewal may require additional project information or modifications to the original project proposal as a condition of award.