Community Development Block Grant

The City of Idaho Falls Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is administered by the Planning Department. This program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Over $300,000 is received each year to benefit low and moderate income (LMI) persons or prevent conditions of slum and blight.

Each October the city invites non-profit agencies and city departments to submit project ideas for the grant funds. City Council considers the projects to be included in the Annual Action Plan. Once HUD approves the Plan the projects are funded and constructed.

For questions, please contact Lisa Farris. If communication aids or services or other physical accommodations are needed to participate or access this meeting, please contact Naysha Foster or Lisa Farris within 24 hours of the scheduled meeting so we may accommodate your needs.

Notice of Amendment for the 2019 Community Development Block Grant Annual Plan and Citizen Participation Plan 


CARES Act - Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act
Assistance through Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funds
Provided by Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

CARES Act CDBG Funds to Support Coronavirus Response
CV-CDBG Funds provide $5 billion for CDBG COVID 19 grants:
CV-CDBG/1 - $2 billion for FY2020 formula (April 2) - City to receive $250, 072
CV-CDBG/2 - $1 billion for new formula for states/insular areas (May 1). States have the option to allocate to entitlement cities based on needs such as: LMI children/poor health or economic distribution based on unemployment claims data.
CV-CDBG/3 - $2 billion for new formula on a rolling basis and needs (May) 11) DC received allocation to ensure complete national coverage.

CARES Act and how it applies to the City of Idaho Falls
As an entitlement city, CARES Act CV CDBG funds ($250,072) will be allocated tot he City of Idaho Falls to be made available (by applicant) to community partners, agencies,a nd organizations so they may assist low and moderate income individuals and families, including elderly and disabled persons, affected by COVID 19. Proposed applications must demonstrate how the activity will prepare, prevent, and respond to coronavirus.

Notice to Apply for CARES Act CDBG funds (CV CDBG) to address, prepare for and respond to coronavirus (COVID 19).
Applications taken from May 31, thru June 14, 2020. View entire notice to apply and tentative schedule by clicking on pdf document below entitled:
Notice to Apply for CV CDBG Grabt Funds.

Notice of Amendments for the 2019 Community Development Block Grant Annual Action Plan AND Citizen Participation Plan Section of CDBG Five Year Consolidated Plan.

View entire notice of amendments by clicking on pdf docs below entitled:
Notice of Subtantial Amendment to 2018 CDBG Annual Action and Citizen Participation Plans; Current and Proposed Substantial Amendment of CPP Section of CDBG Five Year Consolidatied Plan.

For questions, please contact Lisa Farris by phone: 208-612-8323, or by email at, orin person at City Hall Annex, 680 Park Ave., Idaho Falls.