Current Applications

2020 CDBG Applications:

The following applications were received in response to a Notice of Funding Availability for 2020 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. Applications are separated into the Public Service and Development categories because federal law caps the amount of Community Development Block Grant funding that can be spent on Public Service projects at 15% of the City's total allocation. The CDBG Advisory Board reviewed non-CEDO applications during January, February, and March of 2020. 


The 2020 applications are available for public review at the Community & Economic Development Office and below in PDF versions:

PUBLIC SERVICE APPLICATIONS (** Indicates a 2-year grant request)



Amount Requested Board Recommendation


Safe Tonight**

This project will use CDBG funds to support adults and children fleeing domestic violence.




Pathways Expand Housing First in Chitt. County**

This program provides permanent housing placement along with intensive community-based services to individuals with histories of homelessness and institutionalization most of whom are living with disabling conditions.




Safe Harbor CHCB Housing Support and caseworker**

This program is designed to hire a caseworker position responsible for working with individuals and families who need support to establish and maintain stable housing through case management and collaboration.




Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity(CVOEO)

VITA The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program offers free tax preparation help to households who make $56,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.


ReSource Youth Build YouthBuild Winterization Training Open to the public, ReSOURCE YouthBuild Workshop Intensives are designed to equip individuals with the skills necessary for entry level job readiness in carpentry, construction, and now weatherization. 



DIFFERENCE -$185,619  







Amount Requested Board Recommendation
Mercy Connections Women's Small Business Program This project will deliver semester-long business planning programs as well as an ongoing, expanded calendar of entrepreneur education, skill building, and support opportunities for aspiring and existing entrepreneurs and makers. $38,000


Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity(CVOEO) Financial Futures Micro Business Dev, Program This program helps low or moderate income Burlington residents start, sustain, and expand micro businesses through development and financial classes, individual coaching, technical support, support applying for capital, and referrals to community members and resources. $50,799 $50,799
Champlain Housing Trust St. Joseph's Community Center aka Old North End CC This project will create a lasting, multi-purpose community center for the Old North End, provide security for nonprofits that serve the neighborhood and beyond, and support a hub of activities that will help families and individuals thrive in the City. $41,956 $41,956


Dismas Rehabilitation Burlington Dismas House provides housing, structure, and community support for individuals who have served their minimum prison sentence but lack affordable housing in the community.   $22,800 $22,800

Champlain Housing Trust

Housing Coop Improvement Program The Thelma Maple Co-op and the Rose St. Artist Co-op have been vital affordable housing developments for over 20 years and both are now in need of major building repairs.  $75,000 $75,000
Champlain Housing Trust Recovery Housing Essex The Champlain Housing Trust is partnering with Vermont Foundation of Recovery to develop recovery homes for 32 people with substance abuse disorder in three buildings they currently own at Fort Ethan Allen. $35,000 $35,000
Champlain Housing Trust Domestic Violence Shelter This project will provide capacity funding to the Champlain Housing Trust to support the work with Steps to End Domestic Violence to purchase and renovate new shelter and administrative space.  $40,000 $40,000