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Posted on: July 14, 2020

Community Development Block Grant COVID-19 (CDBG-CV)

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The City of Council Bluffs received Community Development Block Grant COVID-19 (CDBG-CV) assistance to provide direct financial assistance to Council Bluffs residents and small businesses to ensure sustainability during the COVID-19 pandemic. CDBG-CV aims to assist residents and businesses who have lost income due to COVID-19.

CDBG-CV provides funding to pay an eligible resident’s mortgage, rent, utilities, and childcare. Residents can receive individual assistance for a maximum of three months, or no more than $5,000. Individual assistance will be evaluated based on need and availability on a first-come, first-serve basis.

To be eligible for direct financial assistance through CDBG-CV, a person must live within Council Bluffs city limits, be a lawful permanent resident, meet the HUD income qualifications, and show a change in income such as loss of job or reduction in hours due to COVID-19. To apply for CDBG-CV individual assistance, contact City of Council Bluffs Community Development at 712-890-5350.

CDBG-CV provides funding to eligible small businesses to avoid job loss caused by business closures related to COVID-19. With CDBG-CV, eligible businesses can receive funding to pay the mortgage, rent, utilities, inventory, monthly debt, and staff salaries or wages. Small businesses can receive assistance ranging from a minimum of $2,000 and a maximum of $10,000.

To be eligible for small business assistance through CDBG-CV, a small business must operate within Council Bluffs city limits, employ lawful permanent residents, be in operation, even if working remotely due to COVID-19, and owner/ employees must meet the HUD income qualifications. To apply for CDBG-CV business assistance, contact Advance Southwest Iowa at (402) 960-8505 or Iowa Western Small Business Development Center at (712) 325-3350.  Business applications are due August 20, 2020.

To be eligible for CDBG-CV funding, applicants must have an adjusted gross income not to exceed 80% Median Family Income (MFI) as established by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as listed below:

1 Person Household $48,750

2 Person Household $55,700

3 Person Household $62,650

4 Person Household $69,600

5 Person Household $75,200

6 Person Household $80,750

7 Person Household $86,350

8 Person Household $91,900

Additional information can be found on the City of Council Bluffs website under Community Development COVID-19 Grants (CDBG-CV).

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