City of Mount Vernon 2018 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Public Service Grants

April 17, 2018

Mount Vernon, New York



The City of Mount Vernon, Urban Renewal Agency, is seeking applications from qualified non-profit organizations interested in providing services that address one or more of the public service needs targeted in the city’s CDBG program.

For Fiscal Year 2018, the City of Mount Vernon anticipates that it will receive $1,633,848 in CDBG funds and $467,855 in HOME funds.  A maximum of 15% ($245,077.20) of the total CDBG allocation will be made available for public service programs and projects to be administered by the City or by subrecipients.  

While there is no limit to the number of applications that an organization may submit, each project must be submitted as its own application.


It is mandatory that applicants attend a pre-application workshop. The final workshop will be held on:

May 10, 2018, at 3:00pm, Memorial Room, City Hall



It is mandatory that applicants participate in the Public Hearing on June 7, 2018 at 6:00pm.  Applicants must present a summary of their application and, if previously funded, a summary of past performance.  Applicants will have a limit of three minutes for presentations.  Applicants that have received CDBG funding in the past must also report on past performance within the same time limit.


Friday, May 25, 2018 at 4:00pm

Click here for the 2018 CDBG Application

Click here for 2018 CDBG Fillable Form Application

Persons with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodations.

 Submit to:

Sylvia Bolivar

Deputy Commissioner

Department of Planning & Community Development

1 Roosevelt Square

Mount Vernon, NY 10550

Late, incomplete, or faxed proposals will not be accepted.  All proposals received after the closing date noted above will be returned to the applicant without review.


All applicants will be reviewed for completeness and compliance with federal and local plans for spending.

Applications will be evaluated on the following:

  • Consistency with the Consolidated Plan
  • Organizational Capacity and Experience (20 points)
  • Evidence of Need for Service (20 points)
  • Statement of Work/Scope of Services (40 points)
  • Budget (20 points)
  • Bonus Points (5 points)

Application Checklist:

  • IRS non-profit determination letter
  • Organizational Capacity and Effectiveness
  • Need for the Project and Target Population Description
  • Statement of Work/Scope of Services
  • Roster of Board Members
  • Conflict of Interest Questionnaire
  • Proposed Timeline
  • Budget
  • Proposed Project Costs
  • Certifications signed by authorized official
  • Public Hearing Form

Prior to submitting the application, check to review the proposal for completion of forms and other items on the checklist.  Incomplete applications will be grounds for rejection.  All proposals will become part of the City of Mount Vernon’s official files.


Any questions or requests for additional information should be directed to Deputy Commissioner Sylvia Bolivar via phone at:  914-699-7230 or via email at:




Click here for the 2018 CDBG Application

Click here for 2018 CDBG Fillable Form Application


January 31, 2018 CDBG Public Hearing Notice


CDBG Action Plans

2017 Draft CDBG Annual Action Plan

2016 CDBG Annual Action Plan

2015 – 2019 Consolidated Plan & First Year Annual Action Plan

2014 CDBG Annual Action Plan

2011 CDBG Annual Action Plan (PDF)



2017 CDBG Eligible Census Block Groups


CDBG Income Limits

2017 CDBG Income Limits


Mount Vernon SF-424 and Certifications

SF424  Certification Form


Conflict of Interest Clarification

Mount Vernon Conflict of Interest HUD Response

HUD Bulletin on Conflict of Interest


CDBG Public Hearing PowerPoint Presentations

July 29, 2017 CDBG Slides

July 31, 2017 CDBG Slides


Citizen Participation

2015-2019 Amended Citizen Participation Plan

2015 Online Survey English

2015 Online Survey Spanish

Online Summary Results

July 29, 2017 CDBG Public Hearing Transcript

July 31, 2017 CDBG Public Hearing Transcript


Analysis to Impediments to Fair Housing

2015-2019 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing



Request for Proposals 

CDBG/HOME Program Technical Assistance



URA Hiring of Special Counsel

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