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Community Development Block Grant

Emergency housing and food assistance

Hennepin County is seeking proposals for use of up to $1.5 million of federal CARES Act funding being administered through the county’s CDBG program to provide emergency rental assistance and food assistance payments to low-income Hennepin County households who are at risk of economic loss due to COVID-19. Eligible applicants are non-profit organizations currently serving suburban Hennepin County who have been selected to receive CDBG funding for Emergency Assistance or Homelessness Prevention in 2019 and/or 2020.

Click here to apply.

About the grant

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a federal Housing and Urban Development program that provides communities like Brooklyn Park with funding to address a wide range of activities benefiting low- to moderate-income households in the community.

Changes to the grant

CDBG funds for social services are now awarded through a combined Request for Proposals (RFP) coordinated by Hennepin County in partnership with Brooklyn Park and other participating suburban cities.

Requirements to apply

  • Organizations must have 501(c) (3) status to apply
  • Activities must benefit low- to moderate-income households in Brooklyn Park

Read the request for proposals guide (PDF) >

Application timeline and process

January 2020

The process begins in January with an advertisement by Hennepin County and the City of Brooklyn Park in the city’s main newspaper, SunPost. The advertisement simply informs the interested organizations providing social services in Brooklyn Park about the availability of CDBG funds.

February 2020

In February 2020, all the interested social services organizations serving Brooklyn Park submit their applications to Hennepin County.

May to July 2020

Hennepin County Board and HUD approve the funding awards.


Deadline to apply is Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.


You must first register with the Supplier Portal.

Apply within the Hennepin County Supplier Portal