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Neighborhood Opportunity Fund
Since 1976, City Council has provided grants for public service programs proposed by nonprofit and neighborhood service organizations through the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund (NOF) program. This program, which is a part of the City's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, provides funds for public services to improve the quality of life of low-income residents in the City of Detroit. The program currently awards grants in the areas of Education, Seniors, Recreation, Health, and Public Safety.
In the 2020-2021 fiscal year, HUD allocated over $35,000,000 to Community Development Block Grant Programs for all of Detroit. Of that total allocation, the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund was awarded over $2.8 million dollars.
Congress provided $5 billion in the CARES Act for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program to states, metropolitan cities, urban counties, and insular areas.
At least 70 percent of every grant must be expended for activities that benefit low- and moderate-income persons by providing housing, a permanent job, a public service, or access to new or significantly improved infrastructure. The remaining 30 percent may be used to eliminate slum or blighted conditions, or to address an urgent need for which the grantee certifies it has no other funding.
Eligible activities include:
- Public service activities
- Housing-related activities
- Public improvements and facilities
- Activities to acquire real property
- Economic development activities
- General administrative and planning activities
Activities must benefit residents within the jurisdiction of the grantee or as permitted by the CARES Act.
The City of Detroit, Neighborhood Services division was awarded $2,511,678 in CARES funding to distribute to local subrecipients.
In the 2021-2022 fiscal year, HUD allocated over $35,500,000 to Community Development Block Grant Programs for all of Detroit. Of that total allocation, the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund was awarded over $2.6 million dollars.