Eligible Applicants

Only counties and incorporated cities and towns are eligible to apply for CDBG funds. Local governments may apply on behalf of other units of government, non-profit and for-profit businesses and special interest groups.

The cities of Casper and Cheyenne are not eligible because they are entitlement cities and receive CDBG funds directly from HUD. However, Laramie and Natrona counties may apply on behalf of a project located within the municipal boundaries of Cheyenne or Casper, respectively, if it can be demonstrated the benefits of the project are available on a county-wide basis.

The Wyoming Business Council administers anywhere from $2.2 million to $3.75 million in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Wyoming is given broad authority to design and structure a program to meet local community and economic development needs. However, any project funded with CDBG funds must meet one of three U.S. Housing and Urban Development-imposed national objectives.

  • Benefit to low- and moderate-income families.
  • Elimination of slums and blight.
  • Projects which meet an urgent community development need that pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community.

2019 CDBG Method of Distribution

2016 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)

CDBG Program Documents

Consolidated Planning

The Wyoming Consolidated Plan is a five-year outlook of the state's housing and community development needs and resources. It establishes strategies and prioritizes the use of housing and community development dollars statewide. The Wyoming Business Council and partner agencies prepare the plan using a participatory process at all levels. The Annual Action plan within the Consolidated Plan serves as the state's annual application for federal funds distributed as formula grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

For more information about the Consolidated Plan and the Annual Action Plan, contact Wyoming Business Council Planning Manager Kim Porter at 307-777-5812, kim.porter@wyo.gov. or CDBG Project Manager Stephanie Horton at 307-777-2813, stephanie.horton@wyo.gov.

Board Meeting Materials

2017 Annual Action Plan Webinar

Has two funding categories with most grants requiring job creation: Infrastructure Grants and Downtown Development Grants. 

Has three funding categories: Public Infrastructure Grants, Access for the Disabled Grants, Community Facilities Grants. 

Has six grant categories: Job Training Grants, Planning Only Grants, Technical Assistance Grants, Convertible Loans, Float Loans and Section 108 Loans. 

Applications

Application Deadlines

Environmental

Environmental Review Manual
Guide to Laws and Authorities
HUD EA Resources
HUD Form (7015-15)
SHPO Guidance and Template Letter

Exempt Projects
1. Cover Sheet
2. Determination of Level of Review
3. Finding of Exempt Activity
4. Other Requirements

Categorical Exclusion Not Subject to 58.5
1. Cover Sheet
2. Determination of Level of Review
3. Finding of CENST Activity Form
4. 58.6 Checklist

Categorical Exclusion Subject to
1. Cover Sheet
2. Determination of Level of Review
3. Statutory Checklist Form
4. 58.6 Checklist
5. RROF 7015.15
6. Timing Summary Worksheet CEST
7. 8-Step Process
8. Timing Summary Worksheet CEST with 8-Step Process
9. Sample Notice of Intent to Request a Release of Funds
10. Certification of Continued Compliance

Environmental Assessment
1. Cover Sheet
2. Determination of Level of Review
3. Environmental Assessment
4. 8-Step Process
5. Timing Summary Worksheet EA with 8-Step Process
6. Sample FONSI and RROF
7. HUD Form 701515 Request Release Funds Certification
8. Timing Summary Worksheet EA
9. Certification of Continued Compliance

Tribal Consultation
1. Notice CPD 12-006 Tribal Consultation Under 24 CFR Part 58
2. When to Consult with Tribes Under Section 106 Checklist

3. Tribal Consultation Letter Template

Fair Housing

Labor

Other CDBG Forms and Information

How to Manage a CDBG Grant