Community Development Block Grant

A Federal Grant Program

The Administration, Planning, and Finance Departments manage the Town of Normal’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. This federal grant program is made available for select cities, referred to by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as "Entitlement Communities," to benefit low- and moderate-income individuals and families and neighborhoods.  

For a variety of general and Normal-specific information about the CDBG Program, please visit the McLean County Regional Planning Commission's website.

Proposed Program Year 2021-2022 Action Plan

As an Entitlement Community receiving annual grants on a formula basis from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Town of Normal is required to craft and adopt an annual Action Plan detailing the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds in the coming program year. The 2021-2022 Action Plan describes CDBG-funded projects and activities proposed for the period between April 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022. This will be the second year of the Town’s current five-year Consolidated Plan.

The Town’s annual entitlement grant for program year 2021-2022 will be $441,690. In addition to the entitlement grant, the Town expects to have $2,000 in program income and roughly $297,890 in carryover funds from prior program years. Additionally, in Program Year 2021-2022, the Town will have $453,861 in remaining CDBG-CV (Coronavirus) funds to put toward its COVID-19-Related Housing Assistance Program. The 2021-2022 Action Plan was prepared in accordance with regulations established by HUD for CDBG entitlement communities.


The proposed 2021-2022 Action Plan can be reviewed by clicking here or on the image to the right. Additionally, the proposed plan is available for review in hard copy at the Town Clerk's Office on the 2nd Floor of Uptown Station (11 Uptown Circle) or

at the main desk of the Normal Public Library at 206 W College Avenue.

Public Participation


To gather meaningful community input, the 2021-2022 Action Plan will be available for public review and comment for a period of 30 days beginning Thursday, April 1, 2021. Public comments will be accepted in writing via mail or email from Thursday, April 1, 2021 through Friday, April 30, 2021 at 5 p.m.

Written comments should be submitted to: Town of Normal, Attn: Taylor Long, Associate Planner, P.O. Box 589, Normal, IL 61761 or tlong@normal.org.

A public hearing will be held to solicit comments on the proposed action plan on Thursday, April 15, 2021 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Due to the present pandemic, the hearing will take place virtually over Zoom and no in-person public comments will be allowed.

Those wishing to provide comment at the public hearing will need to register by contacting the Associate Planner at tlong@normal.org or (309) 454-9642 any time prior to the end of the hearing at 7 p.m. on April 15, 2021. Once registered with the Associate Planner, commenters will receive the meeting call-in number and meeting ID, along with instruction on how to join the virtual meeting.

Individuals with disabilities who plan to attend the hearing and require certain accommodations to observe and participate, or any individuals with limited English proficiency who need assistance communicating, are requested to contact the Associate Planner at (309) 454-9642 or tlong@normal.org prior to the start time of the hearing.

Following the close of the public comment period, all input will be collected and submitted to the Normal Town Council for review, along with the proposed  2021-2022 Action Plan. The Town Council will be asked to take action on the action plan at its Monday, May 3, 2021 meeting at 7 p.m.