CDBG - Emergency Assistance Program (EAP)

​​​​​​The Community Development Block Grant -Emergency Assistance Program CDBG-EAP is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Administration, Division of Energy, Housing, and Community Resources (DEHCR) under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended.  CDBG-EAP funds are used to assist local units of government in addressing emergency housing, public facility, infrastructure, and business assistance needs that occur as a result of natural or manmade disasters.  Such assistance may include, but is not limited to: housing rehabilitation, acquisition/demolition, housing replacement, road repairs, storm water drainage and public facilities.

​Application Documents

Standard EAP Application

Short Form EAP Application


A local unit of government interested in applying for CDBG-EAP funds must submit a notice of intent to apply within 90 days of the disaster event.

​Eligible Activities

CDBG funds must be used for the benefit of low – to moderate- income households/persons.  Income information will need to be collected and reviewed to ensure participant eligibility. 

CDBG-EAP funds may be used to address damage caused by the disaster, including:

  • Repair of disaster related damage to the dwelling unit, including repair or replacement of plumbing, heating, and electrical systems.

  • Acquisition and demolition of dwellings unable to be repaired.

  • Housing Replacement - in situations where repairs would exceed 50% of the pre-event Fair Market Value

  • Repairs to public facilities (libraries, village/town halls, wastewater treatment facilities, community and senior centers)

  • Public Infrastructure (street repairs, sidewalks, sewer, lighting etc.)

  • Business Assistance (replace equipment , capital to re-open)

CDBG-EAP funds may not be used for:

  • Repairs or other costs covered by insurance or other federal or state assistance

  • Cleaning

  • Replacement of furniture, food, clothing or other personal items

  • Any repairs not directly related to the disaster

  • Repairs to State Highways

  • Income replacement

Note: CDBG-EAP funding cannot address 100% of the expenses related to the recovery efforts.​


Information regarding EAP may be obtained by contacting the EAP Program Manager at (608) 266-7531.

​CDBG Program Quick Links

Refer to the CDBG Resources and Trainings page for program quick links.