Community Development Announcements

November 2013

2013 CDBG
allocation has been received.  The Economic Development portion of approximately $15,000,000 is available now.  The balance of the grant will be for residential water and wastewater infrastructure only in the amount of approximately $25,000,000 and is still pending with the Water Infrastructure Authority (WIA).  As soon as the release from WIA is received, a notice of funding availability will be distributed.



March 2013

The final 2012 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) is available for public comments. The CAPER summarizes the accomplishments of the four Consolidated Plan partner agencies during the 2012 calendar year. A public hearing was held on March 12, 2013. Please review the Consolidated Plan page for more details.

February 2013



The 2012 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) has been drafted and is available for public comments.  The CAPER summarizes the accomplishments of the four Consolidated Plan partner agencies during the 2012 calendar year.  An official public hearing will be held on March 12, 2013 from 10:00 am-11:00 am at the NCDA & CS Agronomic Division, located at 4300 Reedy Creek Road, Raleigh, NC 27607.  Please review the public notice for more details.


CDBG and NSP grant recipients of the Division of Community Assistance and Commerce Finance Center are required to submit the Davis-Bacon Semi-Annual Labor Report to the State by March 31, 2013. Please follow the directions on the memorandum for completing the report. 


Effective February 1, 2013, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) recipients of the Division of Community Assistance are required to submit the Monthly Performance Status Report instead of the Quarterly Progress Report. The new Bulletin 13-1 explains this requirement.     


December 2012


The application deadline for Talent Enhancement Capacity Building CDBG grants has been extended to February 19, 2013. Please review program guidelines for the requirements.


Community Development Block Grant recipients are required to verify that their contractors are not barred from doing business with the Federal government and to have a debarment certification on file. An updated bulletin with the new federal debarment list website is available for viewing.  


Community Development Block Grantees of the Division of Community Assistance and Commerce Finance Center must submit Annual Performance Reports (APR) to the state by January 31, 2013.  Please visit the APR page for instructions and forms.



November 2012

The final 2013 Consolidated Annual Action Plan (AAP) is now available on the Consolidated Plan page. The NC AAP details the state’s plans for housing and community development programs and spending for 2013.




October 2012


The joint North Carolina Community Development Association (NCCDA) and Professional Housing Rehabilitation Association of NC (PHRANC) 2012 Fall Training Conference was held in Raleigh on November 13-14, 2012.


public hearing was held for the 2013 Consolidated Annual Action Plan (AAP) on October 29, 2012 from 9:00 am to 10:00 a.m. The NC AAP details the state’s plans for housing and community development programs and spending for 2013.  For more information, please visit the Consolidated Plan page.


September 2012


The CDBG deadline for 2012 NC Catalyst applications has been extended to November 30, 2012.

In a new program bulletin, effective September 1, 2012, CDBG grantees must issue a General Information Notice per requirements of the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act.    

Community Development Block Grant and Neighborhood Stabilization Program grantees need to submit their Semi-Annual Labor Standards Enforcement Report by September 30, 2012. Please view the reminder memorandum for instructions.

Supplemental technical assistance handbooks for CDBG grantee compliance with federal labor standards, Section 3, and limited English proficiency are now available. Please visit the Compliance Plans and Templates page for more information.


August 2012


The Office of Community Investment and Commerce Finance Center have submitted the 2011 CDBG Grant Report to the NC Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations Fiscal Research Division.  Please visit the Consolidated Plan page for that report and other CDBG reports.  

Project achievements and outcomes of CDBG-Recovery grants funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment (ARRA) of 2009 are now available in a new report.

The 2012 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Programs have been announced.  Local governments are encouraged to review the program documents and provide comments by 5:00 pm on September 14, 2012. Please review the CDBG Guidelines and Applications for more information.

The 2012 NC Affordable Housing Conference is being held at the Raleigh Convention Center September 27-28, 2012Visit here for more information and the conference agenda.

Presentations from the Community Investment and Assistance Compliance Workshops held August 15 and 16, 2012 to update CDBG grantees about compliance requirements are now available on the Trainings and Workshops page.  

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Labor Relations (OLR) will be holding free Federal Labor Standards Training on August 29-30, 2012Visit HUD's website for more information.

Community Development and Neighborhood Stabilization grantees need to submit their Semi-Annual Labor Standards Enforcement Report by September 30, 2012Please view the memorandum for instructions.

Quarterly reports for 2012 for the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) are now available.


July 2012

Community Investment and Assistance held regional workshops July 10-12 and 17, 2012 announcing the availability of 2012 CDBG Programs. Please view the flyer for registration information.  

A free fair housing workshop administered by the Fair Housing Project of NC will be held in Charlotte, NC on August 22, 2012. View the flyer for registration information.


June 2012


The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has updated guidance on Tribal Consultation (Section 106) as part of the grantee environmental review process at 24 CFR Part 58.  The revised guidance is available on Community Investment and Assistance's CDBG environmental review page.

The Governor’s Innovative Small Business Community Award recognizes projects, strategies and/or initiatives that reflect excellence in small business and entrepreneurship in North Carolina.  The deadline for nominations was 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 9, 2012. For more information and application instructions visit the GISBCA information page.


May 2012


Community Investment and Assistance participated in the North Carolina Community Development Association Spring Conference. Please visit the Trainings and Workshops page to view presentations.

The quarterly reports for CDBG American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding are now available online. Please visit the CDBG-R page for more information. 

The revised requisition form for Neighborhood Stabilization Program grantees is now available. Please visit the Program Finance page for more information.

On May 9, 2012, the Fair Housing Project of North Carolina was awarded an extension of the current Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. This grant will fund legal assistance, testing, outreach and education, and distribution of information.

The NCCDA Spring Conference was held in Asheville on May 16-18, 2012. Visit the NC Community Development Association for more information.

workshop was held for Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) grantees on May 7, 2012 in Raleigh.  Please visit the trainings and workshops page for presentations.   

The Obama Administration announces $15 million multi-agency challenge to foster job creation and business innovation in rural communities nationwide. One of the partner agencies is the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). The deadline for applications was May 9, 2012 and guidelines for submissions are accessible here.

The Stronger Economies Together (SET) program grant applications are now available on the USDA North Carolina Rural Development website. The application deadline was May 4, 2012.

April 2012

A public hearing for the amended 2011 and 2012 Consolidated Annual Action Plans was held on April 30, 2012 in Raleigh. Visit Community Investment and Assistance's Consolidated Plan page or the NC Emergency Shelter Grants Program webpage for information concerning the public hearing, public comment periods, and draft documents.

The 10th Annual Fair Housing Conference was held in Raleigh on April 27, 2012. Visit the NC Fair Housing Project website for more information.

Pre-Applications for the NC Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Program were due April 20, 2012. Please visit the ARC main page for more information.

The NC Main Street Pre-Application workshop were held April 11 and 12, 2012. Visit Urban Development's Main Street Applications page for more information.

Pre-application workshops for the NC Small Town Main Street 2012 selection round were scheduled April 5, 2012. Visit Urban Development's Small Town Main Street Applications page for more information.

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) hosted A Forum on Local Food Systems and Sustainable Agriculture on April 3–4, 2012, in Asheville, North Carolina. Visit here for more information.

The City of Durham conducted a fair housing seminar on April 4, 2012. Please visit the City of Durham Community Development Department website for more information.

The City of Greensboro conducted a Fair Housing Discrimination workshop on April 3, 2012. Please contact the Human Relations Department of the City of Greensboro for more information.

March 2012

The 2011 NC Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) was submitted to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on March 30, 2012. To view the final report, please visit the Consolidated Plan webpage.

The 2012 NC Energy Conservation Building Code is now available. Please visit the Office of the State Fire Marshal for more information and the Building and Fire Code Academy for training opportunities.

February 2012

The final versions for the Housing Selection Committee Guidance and the Income and Need Survey Form and Instructions are now available.  Please visit the Community Investment and Assistance Guidelines and Applications page for more information.

December 2011

Community Development Block Grant Programs for 2011 have been announced. Please visit the Guidelines and Applications page for more information.

Community Investment and Assistance has revised the environmental review process and templates for CDBG grantees. The new templates are effective for use by January 1, 2012 and the new process is effective for the 2011 grant cycle. Please visit the updated CDBG Environmental Review Process webpage for more information.

 

 

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