Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
The VIllage of Arlington Heights receives funding through the Federal government's U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for housing and community development programs. The Village is an "entitlement community" for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds which may be used to address the housing and community development needs of the community, particularly the needs of residents who are low- and moderate-income.
As an entitlement community, the Village may develop its own program and funding priorities. Every five years. the Village adopts a Consolidated Plan explaining the community's needs and priorities as well as the programs and projects it intends to fund.
Annually, the Village adopts an Annual Action Plan that explains how the Village will use its Federal resources (including its CDBG funds) during the individual fiscal year. Annual Action Plans become a part of the Consolidated Plan.
CDBG funds must be used primarily for the benefit of low- and moderate-income persons. Generally, CDBG funds may be for the following, subject to federal regulations:
Each year, a maximum of 15% of funds may be used for public services, a maximum of 20% may be used for grant administration, and at least 65% is used for housing programs, public facilities, infrastructure improvements, and other uses allowed under federal regulations. Programs and services may be delivered directly by the Village of Arlington Heights or the Village may make subgrants to agencies to carry-out eligible programs and projects.
- Acquisition of real property
- Relocation and demolition
- Rehabilitation of residential and non-residential structures
- Construction of public facilities and improvements
- Public services (subject to the funding cap explained below)
- Economic development
- Planning and administration (subject to the funding cap explained below)
The Consolidated Plan/Annual Action process begins in March of each year when CDBG grant application forms are made available by the Village. Next, the Village holds two public hearings concerning the Consolidated Plan (every five years) and Annual Action Plan (annually) to determine the priority housing and community development needs of the Village. After the first public hearing, a draft Consolidated Plan and/or Annual Action Plan is made available for a 30-day public comment period. The second public hearing is usually held in July. Usually, the Consolidated Plan and/or Annual Action Plan is adopted by the Village Board at the conclusion of the second public hearing.
To be placed on the mailing list to receive CDBG application forms and information about dates and times of public meetings concerning the Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plans, contact the Village's Department of Planning and Community Development at (847) 368-5200 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2016-2017 Annual Action Plan
The Village of Arlington Heights' 2016-2017 Annual Action Plan was adopted by the Village Board on July 5, 2016. This Annual Action Plan includes the budget and a description of the projects that the Village will carry out during the October 1, 2016 - September 30, 2017 program year.
2015-2019 Consolidated Plan
The Village of Arlington Heights is a participating jurisdiction in the Cook County Consolidated Planning process. A copy of the 2015-2019 Cook County Consolidated Plan may be found here:
The Village is a participating jurisdiction in the Cook County's Plan, but the Village has its own portions of the 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan which describes certain community needs and housing market conditions specific to the Village of Arlington Heights. This part of the Consolidated Plan also includes the Village's strategic plan for addressing its community development needs and the 2015-2016 Annual Action Plan.
CDBG - Recovery
In 2009, the Village received access to an additional $77,488 in CDBG funds through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009. The Village used these funds as shown in the CDBG-R Budget document.
Contractor Opportunities - Residential Rehabilitation
Several of the programs funded by the Village of Arlington Heights utilizing its federal entitlement funds include the rehabilitation of single-family residences and group homes. The Village seeks local contractors such as general contractors, roofing companies, plumbers and electricians, and concrete and asphalt contractors to perform work under the Village's programs for the benefit of our residents. Contractors are being sought for these and other trades, and the Village of Arlington Heights is committed to providing equal opportunity for minority business enterprises and women's business enterprises (MBE/WBE). Interested contractors are asked to complete a Contractor Qualification Form, including evidence of insurance and licenses/certifications. Participating contractors must also be licensed to perform work in the VIllage of Arlington Heights prior to performing work under any of the Village-funding programs.
The Village of Arlington Heights has enacted a local fair housing ordinance that prohibits housing discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origian, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, and other unlawful discrimination listed in Article 3 of the Illinois Human Rights Act, as now or hereafter amended. The Village has a Fair Housing Review Board that reviews fair housing complaints. Further information concerning the Village's local fair housing ordinance and a Housing Discrimination Information Form for filing complaints are available in the Document Center or by calling the Department of Planning and Community Development at 847-368-5200.
Past Annual Action Plans/Consolidated Plans
On March 3, 2014 the Village adoped the final 2014 - 2015 Annual Action Plan. The 2014 - 2015 Annual Action Plan describes the programs to be carried out during the year May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2015, including the Village's CDBG-funded programs.
2014 - 2015 Annual Action Plan
2013 - 2014 Annual Action Plan
On June 17, 2013, the Village adopted the final 2013-2014 Annual Action Plan. The 2013-2014 Annual Action Plan and the 2013-2014 Annual Action Plan Attachments describe the programs to be carried out during the year May 1, 2013 - April 30, 2014 including the Village's CDBG-funded programs.
2012 - 2013 Annual Action Plan
On March 5, 2012 the Village Board adopted the Village's 2012-2013 Annual Action Plan. This 2012-2013 Annual Action Plan and the 2012-2013 Annual Action Plan Attachments describe the programs to be carried out during the year May 1, 2012 - April 30, 2013 including the Village's CDBG-funded programs.
2011 - 2012 Annual Action Plan
On March 7, 2011 the Village Board adopted the Village's 2011-2012 Annual Action Plan. This Annual Action Plan describes the programs to be carried out during the program year May 1, 2011 - April 30, 2012 including the Village's CDBG funded programs.
2010 - 2014 Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan
The Village of Arlington Heights' five-year Consolidated Plan for Federal fiscal years 2010-2014 was adopted by the Village Board on March 1, 2010. This Consolidated Plan includes the Village's Annual Action Plan for the Village's May 1, 2010 - April 30, 2011 fiscal year. This Annual Action Plan contains a budget and description of the programs that the Village will undertake during the program year (May 1, 2010 - April 30, 2011).