CDBG - Public Facilities Program (PF)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Public Facilities funds help support infrastructure and facility projects for communities.  Examples of eligible projects include improvements, repairs, or expansions of streets, drainage systems, water and sewer systems, sidewalks, and community centers.  Grants are limited to projects that, if implemented, meet a CDBG National Objective.

How to Apply

CDBG-PF funds are awarded through an annual competitive process.  Application materials and submission instructions should be carefully reviewed prior to applying for CDBG-PF funds.

Review Process

For each Grant Application received on or before the Application Submission Deadline, DOA reviews, scores, & ranks the Applications based on a pre-approved list of scoring criteria.  Successful Applications must meet a CDBG National Objective (in accordance with HUD program regulations).  Applications that earn enough points in the review process will be awarded State CDBG-PF funds.

Award Process

Communities with successful applications (that have met the threshold requirements for funding) are announced and each community receives an award letter which documents the next steps required to accept & execute a Grant Agreement (i.e. contract) with the State of Wisconsin.

Next Steps & Requirements

Community grant administrators will be required to attend​ implementation training.

CDBG - Public Facilities (CDBG-PF) Application Materials

The 2023 CDBG-PF application materials are posted below for reference only.  The application form and instructions are updated annually but are typically very similar from year to year.  The 2024 application materials will be posted when available in 2024​​​.

2023 CDBG-PF Application Changes: Eligibility, Match and Scoring

2023 CDBG-PF Application Instructions

2023 CDBG-PF Application

2023 CDBG-PF Application Attachments

Architect/Engineer Certification of Biddable Design Plans & Technical Specs

Water-Sewer Rates Calculation Worksheet

Refer to the CDBG Resources and Trainings page for additional Application Attachments.​​

Application Submission

The 2023 CDBG-PF annual competitive grant application submission deadline was 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 18, 2023.  The 2024 CDBG-PF application​ deadline is to be announced (TBA).

Applicants that are seeking to qualify a project using income survey data to verify the project will meet the low- and moderate-income (LMI) National Objective must already have a DEHCR-certified Income Survey Packet or must submit a completed Income Survey Packet to DEHCR no later than February 15th of​ the year they are applying to be considered for certification for an annual CDBG-PF application.  Late submissions will not be considered.  Please refer to the Income Survey Guide linked on the CDBG Resources & Trainings​ page for further information and requirements for income surveys.​

Additional Reference Materials

2023 CDBG PF/PLNG Application Training Slides

CDBG Resources and Trainings​

HUD LMI Estimates​​

Implementation Handbook

CDBG Implementation Handbook

​Training and Technical Assistance

Training and Technical Assistance

Contact Us

If you have questions about the status of your CDBG application, please contact the Department of Administration's Division of Energy, Housing and Community Resources (DEHCR) at CDBG-Community Development​.

General information regarding DEHCR's Bureau of Community Development (BCD), which oversees and manages the CDBG Grants, may be obtained by emailing CDBG-Community Development or by contacting the BCD Director at (608) 333-8047.

Mailing Address:
The mailing address is provided below for reference only.  All applications and correspondence should not be mailed.  They are to be emailed to

Wisconsin Dept. of Administration
Division of Energy, Housing and Community Resources
Bureau of Community Development
PO Box 7970
Madison, WI 53707-7970​​​​