CDBG - Planning Program (PLNG)

​​​​​​​​Planning grant funds support community efforts to address improving community opportunities and vitality.  Examples of eligible projects include the development of comprehensive plans, community development plans, and small area and neighborhood plans.  Grants are limited to projects that, if implemented, meet a CDBG National Objective.

How to Apply

CDBG-PLNG Applications are submitted to the Division of Energy, Housing and Community Resources. A pre-application meeting or conference call with Division staff is required prior to applying. Applications are accepted on a continuous basis.  Awards are contingent upon eligibility and CDBG-PLNG funding availability. Application materials and submission instructions should be carefully reviewed prior to applying for CDBG-PLNG funds.

​Review Process

DOA reviews each Application for eligibility and completeness. Successful Applications must meet a CDBG National Objective and Planning activity eligibility criteria (in accordance with HUD program regulations). Applications that are approved through the review process will be awarded State CDBG-PLNG funds if funds are available for the given program year.

Award Process

Applicants with successful applications that are awarded funding receive an award letter which documents the next steps required to accept and execute a Grant Agreement (i.e. contract) with the State of Wisconsin. Applicants that are not awarded funding will be contacted and notified with a written decision.

Next Steps & Requirements 

Community grant administrators will be required to attend Implementation Training.​

Application Materials

​CDBG-PLNG 2024 Application

CDBG-PLNG 2024 Application Instructions

2024 Application Attachments​​:

​​Refer to the CDBG Resources and Trainings page for the Application Attachments ​and previous Program Year CDBG Awards.

Application Submission

CDBG-PLNG applications are accepted on a continuous basis, contingent upon funding availability.  Please refer to the CDBG-PLNG application instructions and contact the Division of Energy, Housing and Community Resources - Bureau of Community Development for the application submission requirements.

Additional Reference Materials

HUD LMI Estimates

PF/PLNG Application Training Slides​​

​CDBG Implementation Handbook

CDBG Implementation Handbook

Training and Technical Assistance

CDBG 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​