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The City of Racine is proud to offer a variety of community development initiatives by participating in various Federal grant programs. The grant programs make it possible for the City and various community non-profit agencies to carry out a variety of community programming, ranging from homeless prevention and job training to public facility improvements and reduction of blight. The City solicits applications from community organizations to carry out needed programming.
To access our Grant Resources page, which includes plans, performance reporting, tools and resources, please click here. Additionally, we invite you to look to the right at our News Feed for relevant Community Development information and notifications regarding grant applications. Please feel free to contact our department at (262) 636-9151 with any questions you may have.
The City of Racine has participated in the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program since its inception in 1974. Since that time over $69,000,000 has been received by the City and used to benefit low and moderate-income persons or to aid in the elimination of slums and blight.
The primary objective of the CDBG program is the development of viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate income. Consistent with this primary objective, at least 70 percent of CDBG funds received by the City must be used for activities that benefit persons of low and moderate income.
The Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program provides annual grants to private, not-for-profit providers of shelter and homelessness prevention services. The program’s goal is to help people regain stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis or homelessness. Typically, ESG grants provide only a small portion of the funding necessary to meet the needs of the homeless or those at risk of homelessness. Interested agencies are encouraged to seek supplementary public and private funding.
The HOME Housing Investment Partnerships program is intended to provide funding for the creation of affordable housing for lower-income households. As a participating jurisdiction (PJ) in the HOME program, Racine receives an annual grant, which is allocated locally to a variety of affordable housing activities.
Eligible activities include property acquisition, new housing construction, housing rehabilitation, down payment assistance, rent subsidies, security deposits, tenant relocation, and demolition of substandard properties. All funded activities must result in the production of affordable housing for income-eligible households.
Eligible applicants for HOME funding include for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, corporations, and partnerships as well as public agencies such as city departments and housing authorities. A HOME program performance (as of 2009) can be found here.
**NOTICE regarding 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan
**NOTICE: HOME Request for Proposal and Applications Available Here
Please click here for the updated version of the 2013 CAPER for the City of Racine. If you have any questions, please contact the Department of City Development at (262) 636-9151,
**UPDATE** 2014 CDBG Income Limits have been released by HUD and can be viewed by clicking here. CDBG sub-recipients, please use these limits effective December to qualify participants funded by the grant. Please note these income limits are effective December 18, 2013.
Please continue to use the 2013 HOME Limits until HUD releases the 2014 Limits. 2013 Rent Limits and 2013 Income Limits.
HUD Publishes new Final HOME Rule - https://www.onecpd.info/home/home-final-rule/ .
***Current grant recipients – do not forget to submit your quarterly reports***