Each year the City of Wauwatosa receives assistance from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) in the form of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. The primary objective of the CDBG program is the development of viable urban communities by providing opportunities for decent housing, a safe living environment, and expanded economic opportunities to, principally, low or moderate income persons.
If you or your organization is interested in receiving a community development block grant, you must submit a completed application to the Department of Community Development.
The City is currently seeking applications for CDBG-eligible projects for the 2018 program year. Please submit your complete application by 2 PM, Friday, September 1, 2017 to the Development Department at City Hall or via e-mail to .
2018 CDBG Application
2018 Application Certification
2018 EEO Form
Annual Plan & Performance Reports
The City completes an annual plan that identifies community needs and priorities and an annual performance report that evaluates program outcomes and accomplishments. In addition, a long-range plan is completed every five years.
2017 Annual Plan Draft
2016 Performance Report DRAFT
2015 Performance Report
2016 Annual Plan
2014-2018 Consolidated Plan
Citizen Participation Plan
The Department of Housing and Urban Development requires that municipalities receiving CBDG funds develop and follow a detailed plan which provides for and encourages citizen participation and emphasizes participation by persons of low/moderate income, blighted areas, and areas in which the City proposes to use CDBG funds. For more detailed information, please review the 2018 Citizen Participation Plan.
For more information regarding the CDBG Program, please contact the Planning & Zoning Division at (414) 479-3522.
CDBG Economic Development Assistance
A portion of the City of Wauwatosa's Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding can be used for grants and loans to facilitate blight elimination or the generation of new employment within the community. CDBG funds can be used by both property owners and business owners leasing space for building improvements. Although CDBG is a great program for many businesses, there are several important requirements of the CDBG program that should be considered before determining if CDBG is appropriate for your project.
- All contractors employed on a CDBG funded project must be paid Federal Davis-Bacon Wages. These wages are often higher than what would normally be paid to contractors. Please contact WEDC for a current list of Davis-Bacon wage rates.
- New employment positions generated within the building or tenant space must be filled by or made available to Low-to-Moderate Individuals (LMI). An LMI individual is defined as a person with a household income that falls at or below a predetermined threshold.
- Grants are provided on a reimbursement basis after the work has been completed and jobs generated. Use of these funds can be coordinated with the Wauwatosa Revolving Loan Fund(WRLF) to cover a potential financing gap.
A significant amount of reporting and paperwork is required for this program. Please review the application and eligibility documents for additional information.
CDBG - ED Eligibility Guidelines
CDBG - ED Application
CDBG - ED Application Guidelines
For more information, please contact the Economic Development Department at (414) 479-3531.