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City of Salem, Oregon

City of Salem 2021 CDBG & HOME NOFA
CLOSED  Deadline  3/10/2021
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Description  [hide this]

The City of Salem is now accepting applications for the 2021 CDBG and HOME funding cycle. This year we have elected to combine both CDBG & HOME funds into one request for all projects. Staff will determine the funding source based upon the nature of your request and availability of resources.

2020-2024 Funding Priorities are:

  • Priority #1:         Homelessness

  • Priority #2:         Affordable Housing

  • Priority #3:         Revitalization of neighborhoods/community development

  • Priority #4:         Economic Development


The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Programs are funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and are authorized by Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. Funds are for the 2021 Program Year, beginning July 1, 2021, but may not be available until October/November, 2021.

The purpose of the CDBG Program is to benefit low to moderate income households by funding projects that revitalize neighborhoods, increase affordable housing, expand economic opportunities, and/or improve community facilities and services.

The HOME Investment Partnerships program funds a wide range of activities that build, buy, and/or rehabilitate affordable housing for rent or provide direct rental assistance to low-income people. The program's flexibility allows use of HOME funds for grants, direct loans, loan guarantees or other forms of credit enhancement. Additionally, these resources can be used for rental assistance or security deposits.

Requirements  [hide this]

Low-Moderate Income Benefit

  • At Least 90% of the funds expended must be used for activities that benefit low and moderate income persons.


  • All applicants at time of award and contract shall have in-place the following insurance requirements: General Liability in the amount of not less than $2,000,000 for personal injury to each person, $2,000,000 for each occurrence, and $1,000,000 for each occurrence involving property damages; or a single limit policy of not less than $4,000,000 covering all claims per occurrence and Workers Compensation.

DUNS Number

  • All applicants shall obtain a Dun & Bradstreet (DUNS) number prior to contracting.

Equity & Non-Discrimination 

  • The City of Salem’s policy is to assure that no person shall be discriminated against on the grounds of race, religion, color, sex, marital status, familial status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and source of income, as provided by Salem Revised Code Chapter 97.  The City of Salem fully complies with title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and related statues and regulations, in all programs and activities.  The City of Salem is an equal opportunity employer. All projects must meet accessibility or adaptability standards (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973).
  • Projects awarded federal funds are required to ensure that all persons are served equitably and that a person is not denied services because of their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status, or mental or physical ability.
  • The State of Oregon carries additional protections for persons experiencing discrimination based on a person's source of income (including Section 8 Voucher holders), marital status, age (if over the age of 18), sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • Applicants must be prepared to establish, amend, or maintain program admissions, occupancy, and operating policies and procedures (including policies and procedures to protect individuals’ privacy and security), so that equal access is provided to individuals based on any of the above listed protected classes. This requirement includes tenant selection and admission preferences.
  • Fair Housing is the right of all people to be free from discrimination in the rental, sale or financing of housing. Equal access to rental housing and home ownership opportunities, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status (the presence of children under 18) or disability, is the cornerstone of federal Fair Housing Policy. Local cities and counties that receive certain federal housing or community development funds have a role in affirmatively affirming Fair Housing.

For additional information regarding HUD accommodations requirements and fair housing law visit.


Conflict of Interests

The conflict of interest regulation at 24 CFR 570.611 is intended to protect the reputation of the CDBG/HOME programs from even the appearance of providing special treatment or serving a special interest. The City’s Federal Programs Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form will be completed by all application reviewers and applicants for federal funds.


Environmental Review

All program or project sponsors must obtain the appropriate level of environmental review as outlined in Federal regulations and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).  

The City of Salem, as the RE, is responsible for insuring that the each of the laws and authorities under the ER are complied with.  The Subrecipient is responsible for providing ALL NECESSARY information the City will need to make its determinations.  The Subrecipient will provide all needed information, documents, maps, studies, and even obtain environmental consultants if the City deems it necessary.

Federal funds will not be committed or expended until the environmental review is complete.

A Phase I Environmental Assessment conducted by a qualified firm/individual is required for all new construction projects & rehabilitation / acquisition projects $50,000 or greater in CDBG/HOME resources. Applicant will submit Phase I with the application or within 90 days of the award notification.


 SDC Waivers

All affordable housing construction projects receiving Federal funds are eligible to request a waiver of all SDCs in accordance with Salem Revised Code Section 41.150(d)(e).  Requests must be submitted in writing to the Federal Programs Manager. 

Labor Requirements

Construction or rehabilitation projects may require Department of Labor (Davis Bacon Act) prevailing wages be paid to contractors and subcontractors. 

CDBG (Commercial and public facility rehabilitation projects over $2,000; Housing projects with 8 or more housing units.)

HOME (Projects with 12 or more HOME assisted units.)

Library  [hide this]
DescriptionFile NameDate UploadedFile Type
CPD Monitoring Handbook LINK 2/1/2021 12:17:36 PM LINK
CPD Income Eligibility Calculator and Income Limits LINK 2/5/2021 5:01:14 PM LINK
CDBG Income Limits LINK 2/5/2021 5:01:45 PM LINK
HOME Income Limits LINK 2/5/2021 5:02:12 PM LINK
CDBG Entitlements and the Uniform Administrative Requirements LINK 2/5/2021 5:05:02 PM LINK
HOME Rent Limits LINK 2/5/2021 5:08:20 PM LINK
HOME Laws and Regulations LINK 2/5/2021 5:09:15 PM LINK
CDBG Laws and Regulations LINK 2/5/2021 5:10:02 PM LINK
System for Award Management (SAM) LINK 2/5/2021 5:11:50 PM LINK
Environmental Review Guidance LINK 2/5/2021 10:03:55 PM LINK
Subrecipient Guidebook - Playing By the Rules LINK 2/5/2021 10:22:04 PM LINK
2020+2024 Consolidated Plan 2020-2024ConPlan.pdf 2/5/2021 10:23:34 PM PDF
Uniform Relocation Act (URA) LINK 2/7/2021 4:58:16 PM LINK

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What is an EIN? The Employer Identification Number (EIN), also known as the Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) or the Federal Tax Identification Number, is a unique nine-digit number assigned by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to business entities operating in the United States for the purposes of identification.

How do I get a DUNS number? The DUNS number is determined by the Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS). This number is a unique identifier used in reporting under the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency act (FFATA), which requires the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to maintain a single, searchable website that contains information on all Federal spending awards. As a condition of receiving federal funding, you are required to provide a DUNS number, which you will then need in order to be able to obtain a CAGE Code (see below). If your organization does not yet have a DUNS number (or if it is unknown) visit the Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) website or call 1-866-705-5711 to register or search for a DUNS number.

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