A winter parking ban is in effect for Zone H ONLY – the North and East Side of Franklin Square - from 10PM (1/18)-7AM (1/19).

See here for details. 


How to Apply and Who Decides

How To Apply for CDBG 


CDBG funds are awarded on an annual basis, the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) is released in December for grant funds that will be available the following July 1st. Please see detailed information regarding CDBG eligiblity in the 2022 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). 

Availability of Funds

The City of Burlington is soliciting applications from community organizations and city departments for funding through its Community Development Block Grant program. Funding will be targeted to the priorities identified in the current Notice of Funding Availability. Project proposals will be reviewed and scored competitively in this process.

Application packets, are available in Word and PDF format and hard copies can be made available upon request at ccurtis@burlingtonvt.gov or 802-735-7002. 

The Deadline for Submission

The deadline for submission of the application is Monday, January 10, 2022 at 4:00 pm.

A virtual Application Workshop for applicants is scheduled for Wednesday, December 15, 2021, time 10:00 AM.  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85671929746

Applications should be emailed to:


Christine Curtis, ccurtis@burlingtonvt.gov

Subject: CDBG 2022


For special accommodations or more information, please contact Christine Curtis at 802-735-7002


Application Workshop presentation:

2022 CDBG Application Workshop

Application and attachments available for download:

2022 CDBG Application PDF

2022 CDBG Application Word


2022 COI Attachment PDF

2022 COI Attachment Word


Advisory Board Information:


The keystone to the annual allocation of CDBG funds in the City of Burlington is the Citizen Advisory Board, which makes funding recommendations to the Mayor and the City Council. This citizen allocation process has been in place since the 1980s; the Citizen Advisory Board reviews all funding proposals that were not initiated by CEDO.

Half of the members of the Citizen Advisory Board are elected by the Neighborhood Planning Assemblies, three members are appointed by the Mayor, one member represents Burlington youth, and the remaining members represent other stakeholders such as the State of Vermont.  Below is a list of members for the 2022 Board which will meet during January, February, and March to review the 2022 applications. A Public Hearing before City Council will be held in 2022, to finalize the allocation of CDBG funds.

Burlington's use of a Citizen Advisory Board to make recommendations on the best use of the city's annual federal CDBG appropriation has received national recognition, including a local Best Practice award from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development. The Board makes difficult but community-based decisions about addressing a broad spectrum of poverty-related needs with finite resources.


2022 CDBG Advisory Board




Ward One


Ward Two


Ward Three


Ward Four


Ward Five


Ward Six


Ward Seven


Ward Eight








State of Vermont



Zoraya Hightower (ex officio)

City Council Community Development Committee
Joe Magee (ex officio) City Council Community Development Committee
Sarah Carpenter (ex officio) City Council Community Development Committee


2022 CDBG Board Meeting Agendas & Minutes: