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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 

Proposed Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Areas (NRSA) - Public Comment Period and Notice of Funding Availability

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.  Public comments on the proposed NRSAs and change to the allocation methodology of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds will be accepted until 4:00pm CDT on March 31, 2020.  Please see the notices below for information on submitting a comment.

Additionally, the CD Division is providing notice that Concept Papers for eligible CDBG activities within the proposed NRSA areas will be accepted starting 4:00 pm CST on February 28, 2020 and ending at 4:00pm CDT March 27, 2020.  Concept Papers will not be accepted after the deadline.  Please see the notices below for more information.

                                                               Notice: Proposed NRSAs and Notice of Funding Availability 
                                                                           Notice: Public Comment Period Extension
For more information on NRSAs, please read the NRSA Guidebook.

The CD Division proposes to utilize two surveys assist in the creation of the NRSA plans.  The first survey, Community Development Goal Outcomes Survey, will gauge the level of importance of eligible project types for the proposed NRSAs as a whole.  The second survey will be a more detailed survey on possible projects within each NRSA area.  The second survey will be released at a later date. Those interested in completing the first survey, the Community Development Goal Outcomes Survey, are directed to click the survey link below.  A printable hard copy of the survey can be found by clicking "here."

                                                                             This survey will be available until April 2, 2020

NRSA Concept Papers

Please review the NRSA Concept Paper Packet Instructions document prior to beginning a Concept Paper.

                                                                     NRSA Concept Paper Packet Instructions
                                                                                  2020 NRSA Concept Paper
                                          Concept Paper Packets are due no later than 4:00pm CDT March 27, 2020

The following documents are referenced at Question 17 and must be included with the NRSA Concept Paper Packet submission: Financial Management Rider; Organization Capacity Statement; Performance Measures; Statement of Faith-Based Organizations; Subpart K Requirements; Super-Circular Audit Requirements

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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