Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Funds (CDBG-CV2)

Emergency Housing Assistance

Business Oregon has made available $3,641,564 of Community Development Block Grant (GDBG) for non-entitlement cities and counties to administer an emergency housing assistance program. Funded by the second allocation of the CARES Act (CDBG-CV2), the focus is to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the impacts of COVID-19.

In response to the economic impacts of COVID-19, the Emergency Housing Assistance grant program provides housing assistance to low- to moderate-income households impacted by the pandemic.

Due to its flexibility and role in economic development, the CDBG program has been noted as an effective program for providing financial relief to states and communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Through the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) a total of $3,641,564 is available from CDBG-CV2.

Maximum grant per application

  • City: $400,000 (must serve a minimum of two non-entitlement communities; can apply for an additional $50,000 for collaboration with additional non-entitlement cities for a maximum of $500,000.)
  • County: $600,000 (Can apply for an additional $100,000 for collaboration with additional non-entitlement county—Maximum of $800,000.)

For details on how to apply, visit the CDBG CARES-Act webpage.

Funds are based on a first-come first-serve basis. Eligible applications will be accepted until all the allocated funding has been exhausted or November 15, 2021 (whichever comes first).

Interested applicants must meet the requirements listed in the 2021 Method of Distribution, Chapter 16 and within the Application Guide. All applications must be submitted using the instructions in the Application Guide.


For questions regarding the program or community eligibility please contact your local Regional Development Officer.