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City of Clarksville, Housing & Community Development
Housing & Community Development
City of Clarksville 2021 CDBG Grant
CLOSED  Deadline  3/2/2021
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Notice of Funding Availability -  Notice is hereby given that the 2021-2022 City of Clarksville Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) is accepting applications for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.  The City of Clarksville anticipates receiving an estimated $1,021,544 to be used on activities that provide benefit to low and moderate income persons.  Applications will be accepted only through Zoom Grants until Friday, February 26, 2:00 PM. 

In the Requirements Tab, we have highlighted requirements that should be reviewed prior to starting your application.  We also recommend that you should draft your proposals in Microsoft Word and then copy to Zoom Grants.  Zoom Grants will allow revisions to your answers and uploads until February 26, at 2:00 PM.  HCD has prepared an Application Manual that will help with addressing questions.  

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CDBG funded projects/activities must also meet one of the following three national objectives -benefit low- to moderate-income persons, elimination of slum and blight, or meet an urgent need (such as mitigating a community emergency). 

Applications must be submitted online through ZoomGrants™. Incomplete, hand-delivered, emailed, mailed, faxed, or late applications will be deemed ineligible.

There is no limit on the number of applications an organization can submit for funding consideration.  Each application must have a separate project video. 

Nonprofit applicants must submit a current strategic or business plan for the entire organization that covers one year.  Nonprofits that fail to submit a strategic or business plan will be deemed non-compliant and no further review of your application will be conducted by HCD.

All applicants are required to submit a video not to exceed three (3) minutes each funding request.  Five (5) points will be granted for submitted videos.  Three (3) points will be deducted from your request if the video is longer than three (3) minutes. Five (5) points will be deducted if applicants do not submit a video.  Videos should include a discussion about your project, the amount of CDBG funding requested, and other (confirmed) sources of funding that expected to be a part of your project, the amount of requested CDBG funding, other sources of funding expected (leverage), results expected to be achieved, and the process that it will take to attain proposed results.   Collaboration, immediate and future outcomes should also be discussed in your video.

A video must be submitted with each project.

Video Release Form - If you are using people in your videos, please submit a executed permission statement on your letterhead for each individual included in your video.  The submission must be signed by the person in the video and authorize your organization to submit the video to the City of Clarksville for its use as part of this application process.

Finance - (THIS SECTION DOES NOT APPLY TO CITY OF CLARKSVILLE APPLICANTS) - Public services applicants asking for less than $25,000 shall be required to submit with your proposal, unaudited financial statement for the previous two years. Unaudited financial statements shall include itemization of all agency funds received by the applicant.

Public service applicants requesting more than $25,000 shall be required to submit an annual independent financial audit for the last two years. This requirement does not apply to City of Clarksville applicants.

Public Services applicants that receive over $750,000 and apply for CDBG funding must submit a single audit in accordance with requirements set out 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements.  This requirement does not apply to City of Clarksville applicants.

Nonprofit applicants that fail to meet these requirements will not be considered for CDBG funding.

Capital/Public Facilities Improvement Projects (THIS SECTION DOES NOT APPLY TO CITY OF CLARKSVILLE APPLICANTS) - Applicants must be a public or private nonprofit organization, a unit of local government, public housing authority or Common Interest Development or HOA.

Funding requests must include an independent audit for the prior two years or single audit as set out in 2 CFR 200, Subpart F Audit Requirements.

Applicants must also submit copies of official board meeting minutes and year end financial reports from the preceeding twelve (12) months.

Applicants under this category that have less than two years of independent financial audits are not eligible for funding under this category.

Environmental Reviews - No contracts may be entered into or executed by the City of Clarksville for work started on a project that is awarded CDBG funds before the environmental process has been completed, even if that work will be done using non-CDBG funds.  A violation of this requirement may jeopardize granting CDBG funding for your project.

All applicants are required to prepare an activity description of no more than one page.   

Questions regarding your application must be directed in writing, via email to Brittney Cates, HCD Project Coordinator. Answers will be issued through ZoomGrants to all applicants. The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, February 26 by 2:00 p.m.

On behalf of the City of Clarksville, we thank you for your continued interest in the CDBG program and all that you do for Clarksville residents!


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DescriptionFile NameDate UploadedFile Type
Output/Outcome Examples OutputMatrixandDefinitionsExamplesDN.docx 2/6/2021 12:50:16 PM DOCX
2020-2024 Consolidated Plan 2020-2024ConsolidatedPlan.pdf 2/8/2021 9:55:33 AM PDF
21-22 CDBG Application Evaluation Tool 21-22CDBGApplicationScoringSheet.xlsx 2/8/2021 12:19:50 PM XLSX
Application Process Overview PowerPoint 21-22ApplicationProcessOverviewFinal.pptx 2/8/2021 1:45:31 PM PPTX
2021-2022 CDBG Application Workbook 2122CityofClarksvilleHousingandCommunityDevelopmentCDBGApplicationWorkbookVersion2721.docx 2/8/2021 1:46:12 PM DOCX


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Please provide the following information for your organization. As an Applicant in the ZoomGrants system, you will only have to complete this information once. Your information will be saved for all other applications submitted through the ZoomGrants system. Frequently Asked Questions 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. What is a SAM CAGE Code and how do I get one? SAM stands for System for Award Management, which is the primary registrant database for the U.S. Federal Government. SAM collects, validates, stores and disseminates data in support of agency acquisition missions. Every organization receiving federal funds must be registered in SAM. Your Cage Code identifies and helps verify your current registration in SAM, which must be updated annually. For more SAM Registration information Click Here or go to https://www.sam.gov Registering for a DUNS number and in sam.gov is free of charge. If you encounter any organizations or websites soliciting a fee or charge to acquire a DUNS number or to charge you for registering in sam.gov it is likely a scam or fraudulent!


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