On or about June 25, 2020, the City of Carbondale intends to make an application to the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) for a grant from the State CDBG program. This program is funded by Title 1 of the Federal Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. These funds will be used for a community development project with will include the following activities: streetscape improvements to Illinois Avenue from Monroe Street to Oak Street including sidewalks, curb ramps, curbs, driveway, and side street return paving, pedestrian level lighting, street lighting, trees, decorative planting areas, and landscaping.
The total amount of CDBG funds to be requested is $1,016,918.46. The amount of CDBG funds proposed to benefit low-to-moderate income persons is $740,316.64. The City of Carbondale also proposes to expend $216,891.56 in non-CDBG funds on the project. These funds will be derived from the following sources: Tax Increment Financing (TIF) revenues and/or revenues to the City’s Local Improvement Fund which are local sales tax revenues and in-kind funds from the City’s Engineering Department.