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2024 NOFA for CDBG Public Services & ESG Funding

The applications for the 2024 Notice of Funding Availability for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Public Services and the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) is now open.

Community Development Block Grant Public Services

The CDBG program provides the City with the opportunity to develop viable communities by funding activities that provide decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons. Funds may be used to carry out a wide range of community development activities, such as neighborhood revitalization, economic development, and the provision of improved community facilities and services.

Emergency Solutions Grant

The Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) is a formula grant allocated by HUD according to population and other demographic factors to eligible jurisdictions nationwide. As a result of HEARTH Act changes, OHNS has established four separate eligible ESG program areas:

  1. Shelter Program
  2. Rapid Re-housing
  3. Homeless Prevention Program
  4. Street Outreach Program


How to Apply

All applicants are required to apply through the online portal. To apply through the Neighborly Platform, select the "Apply Button" below and follow the prompts provided in the Participant User Guide

Apply Here Button

Our application platform works best on Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. Internet Explorer is not supported. Please make sure you are using a supported browser.


Learn More About the Application Process

TA Capture             Neighborly Capture
Pre-Recorded CDBG & ESG Application  Technical Assistance
Passcode: I$q$8A2m 
Recorded Neighborly Walk-Through Technical Assistance
Passcode: f7U!K*i4


*Print-Out Application is only available for potential applicants to review, no paper applications will be accepted. All applications must be submitted through the online Neighborly platform. 


CDBG & ESG Documents

2023 Client Profile Form - Word | Fillable PDF

2023 Claims Suite

Subrecipient Agreement Amendment Request Form

Neighborly Training | Password: y4MJ!&UQ 

Playing by the Rules - A Handbook for Subrecipients (updated Feb. 2022)

ESG Manual

Fort Wayne Community Resources & Needs Assessment

HUD Qualified Census Tracts

Participant User Guide