The City of Council Bluffs received Community Development Block Grant COVID-19 (CDBG-CV) assistance to provide direct financial assistance to Council Bluffs residents and small businesses to ensure sustainability during the COVID-19 pandemic. CDBG-CV aims to assist residents and businesses who have lost income due to COVID-19.
CDBG-CV provides funding to pay an eligible resident’s mortgage, rent, utilities, and childcare. Residents can receive individual assistance for a maximum of three months, or no more than $5,000. Individual assistance will be evaluated based on need and availability on a first-come, first-serve basis.
To be eligible for direct financial assistance through CDBG-CV, a person must live within Council Bluffs city limits, be a lawful permanent resident, meet the HUD income qualifications, and show a change in income such as loss of job or reduction in hours due to COVID-19. To apply for CDBG-CV individual assistance, contact City of Council Bluffs Community Development at 712-890-5350.
CDBG-CV provides funding to eligible small businesses to avoid job loss caused by business closures related to COVID-19. With CDBG-CV, eligible businesses can receive funding to pay the mortgage, rent, utilities, inventory, monthly debt, and staff salaries or wages. Small businesses can receive assistance ranging from a minimum of $2,000 and a maximum of $10,000.
To be eligible for small business assistance through CDBG-CV, a small business must operate within Council Bluffs city limits, employ lawful permanent residents, be in operation, even if working remotely due to COVID-19, and owner/ employees must meet the HUD income qualifications. To apply for CDBG-CV business assistance, contact Advance Southwest Iowa at (402) 960-8505 or Iowa Western Small Business Development Center at (712) 325-3350. Business applications are due August 20, 2020.
To be eligible for CDBG-CV funding, applicants must have an adjusted gross income not to exceed 80% Median Family Income (MFI) as established by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as listed below:
1 Person Household $48,750
2 Person Household $55,700
3 Person Household $62,650
4 Person Household $69,600
5 Person Household $75,200
6 Person Household $80,750
7 Person Household $86,350
8 Person Household $91,900
Additional information can be found on the City of Council Bluffs website under Community Development COVID-19 Grants (CDBG-CV).