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A variety of eligible activities may be undertaken with Community Development Block Grant funds and HOME funds to meet community development and housing needs. These activities must benefit low/moderate income persons or must aid in the prevention of slum and blight.

Please submit this form by December 29, 2023.

Click here if you would rather print off a form to mail in or drop off in person. 

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Program funds for FY2025 

The City of Waterloo, acting through its Community Development Board, is now accepting proposals for the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Program funds for FY2025 via an on-line process.  The deadline to submit the application is Friday December 29, 2023 at noon.

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*Please note to apply for funds in Neighborly, you must first register in the software.

Interested parties may include, but are not limited to non-profit agencies, non-profit developers, for profit developers, public facilities, and other public entries. Examples of eligible services include:

  • Employment Services
  • Crime Prevention and Public Safety
  • Child Care
  • Health Services
  • Substance Abuse Services
  • Fair Housing Counseling
  • Education Programs
  • Energy Conservation
  • Service for Senior Citizens
  • Services for Homeless Persons
  • Welfare Services
  • Down Payment Assistance
  • Recreational Services
  • Developers applying for gap funding for affordable housing
Cities' Consolidated Plans for 2024-2028

In accordance with federal regulations at 24 CFR Part 91, notice is hereby given to residents of the City of Waterloo and the City of Cedar Falls of public meetings associated with the development of the Cities’ Consolidated Plans for the 2024-2028 planning period. Also underway is a joint fair housing study that will consider whether all Waterloo and Cedar Falls residents have equal housing opportunities. The Cities’ Consolidated Plans will assess the Cities’ current housing markets, discuss characteristics of their respective populations, identify community improvement priorities, and outline a plan to fund and implement them. The fair housing study, called an “Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice” will identify barriers to equal access to housing and will propose fair and affordable housing strategies to overcome those impediments. These plans are required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Cities to receive Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds.   

Residents can also participate by taking an online survey now through Friday, December 29th, which may be accessed here:

More Information: To learn more about the project, visit Initial drafts of these plans and studies will be shared for public review and comment beginning in March 2024. For more information, please contact Mosaic Community Planning at (470) 435-6020 or

National Community Development Week was April 10-14th. Check out these videos below to learn more about what we do!

Waterloo/Cedar Falls HOME Consortium, HOME- American Rescue Plan (HOME-ARP) Allocation Plan 
  • In accordance with the federal regulations, 24 CFR, Part 91, NOTICE is hereby given to residents of the City of Waterloo that a draft version of the Waterloo/Cedar Falls HOME Consortium, HOME- American Rescue Plan (HOME-ARP) Allocation Plan will be available for review and a 15-day comment period. A public hearing will be held on March 6, 2023.
  • A 15-Day Comment Period: Citizens will have the opportunity to review and comment on the Waterloo/Cedar Falls HOME Consortium, HOME Investment Partnerships- American Rescue Plan Allocation Plan beginning February 18, 2023 until March 4, 2023.
  • To encourage public input in the review process; a public hearing will be held on March 6, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. in the Harold E Getty City Council Chambers, 2nd Floor City Hall, 715 Mulberry Street, Waterloo, Iowa.
  • Read the Public Hearing Notice in full here.

Community Development Black Grant Collation Update:
The report, CDBG: Improving Lives, Strengthening Communities offers an overview of how CDBG invests in community-based activities that benefit low- and moderate-income persons. The report details how CDBG promotes activities responsive to local needs. Key information shared includes how CDBG works, why it matters to local-based developments, and types of activities supported by program dollars.

Peoples Community Clinic Expansion
On April 12th, 2022 staff from the Community Development  office and the Peoples Community Health Clinic announced their partnership for the future expansion of the Waterloo medical facility. This $9.5 million expansion will receive $549,164 from the CARES Act allocated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Check out this video tour that was taken in April of 2023!

If you would like to support this expansion please go to

For more information contact Rudy Jones, Waterloo Community Development Director at: 

Waterloo Community Development Office
620 Mulberry St, Suite 202 
Waterloo, IA 50703 
Phone: (319) 291-4429 
Fax: (319) 291-4431

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