Planning and Development - Division of Community Development

Community Development Division

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This Division is responsible for administering US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs including the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the Housing Investment Partnership (HOME) grant, Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP)

Community Development News 

NEW - Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) - Emergency Solutions Grant COVID-19 funding (ESG-CV)

The McHenry County Continuum of Care to End Homelessness (CoC) is issuing notice of a ESG-CV funding opportunity for qualified provider entities to complete eligible ESG activities that assist in confronting homelessness in McHenry County.  Interested applicants are directed to click the "Continuum of Care to End Homelessness" sub-tab to review the public notice and Letter of Intent instruction document.


NEW - Substantial Amendment 1 to the 2019 Annual Action Plan 

The McHenry County Department of Planning and Development - Community Development Division (CD Division) had solicited public comments starting Tuesday, May 26, 2020 beginning at 4:00 pm CDT through Monday, June 1, 2020 ending at 4:00 pm CDT on the Substantial Amendment to the 2019 Annual Action Plan.  This truncated public comment period is authorized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through a waiver authorized by Congress. 

                                                 Public Notice - Substantial Amendment 1 to the 2019 Annual Action Plan
                                                          Draft Substantial Amendment 1 to the 2019 Annual Action Plan

A virtual public hearing on this Substantial Amendment was held at 2:00pm CDT on May 27, 2020.


NEW - Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) - FY 2021 McHenry County Senior Services Grant

The McHenry County Department of Planning and Development - Community Development Division (CD Division) and the McHenry County Administration Division are hereby issuing notice that the County is accepting Letters of Intent (LOI) for competitive allocation of County FY 2021 Senior Services Grant funding from April 27, 2020 through June 12, 2020 at 4:00 PM, CDT.  McHenry County estimates an allocation of $1,645,000.00 (one million six hundred forty-five thousand dollars and zero/cents) in grants from the Senior Services Grant Fund will be allocated through a competitive process.  This level of funding is subject to increase, decrease, or non-availability.

The LOI is the first step in a formal process to identify final applicants for Senior Services Grant funding.  The NOFA and LOI can be found by visiting the Senior Services Grant webpage by either clicking or by clicking the "Senior Services Grant Commission" tab on the left side of this screen and then clicking "Senior Services Grant Fund."

On Thursday, May 6, 2020 at 10:00 AM, CDT, County staff will host an informational meeting to review LOI procedures and respond to questions from potential grantees.  The meeting will be through an online meeting portal.  Interested applicants are highly encouraged to attend this meeting and should contact [email protected] for the meeting link.


Proposed Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Areas (NRSA)

The McHenry County Department of Planning and Development, Community Development Division (CD Division) is issuing notice of two proposed Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Areas (NRSA) within McHenry County for its 2020-2024 Five Year Consolidation Plan. 
                                                               Notice: Proposed NRSAs and Notice of Funding Availability 
                                                                           Notice: Public Comment Period Extension
For more information on NRSAs, please read the NRSA Guidebook.  Interested parties can view a NRSA PowerPoint by clicking "here."

People in Need Forum Resources Directory

Please click the following link to be redirected to the People in Need Forum webpage:  This page includes an English and Spanish version of the 2020 Resource Directory. 

McHenry County Continuum of Care to End Homelessness Strategic Plan

The McHenry County Continuum of Care to End Homelessness is in the process of updating it's Strategic Plan.  The draft McHenry County Strategic Plan to End Homelessness 2019-2022 can be found by clicking on the "Continuum of Care to End Homeless" tab on the left side of the screen.  


   Updated McHenry County Citizen Participation Plan - click "here" to view


                                FY 2016 & 2017 Goals and Outcomes - Consolidated Plan

       County Consolidated Plan - Activities and Progress

County Consolidated plan


CDBG 2017 - Training and Orientation

CDBG 2017 Presentation



Other Department Docs

Please Visit the "CD Planning Documents" page for the 2015-2019 Five Year Consolidated Plan, and for previous year's Annual Action Plans and CAPERs.




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