Albany Community Development Agency

Funding Applications Open

The City of Albany is releasing its Year 47 funding applications for CDBG (Community Development Block Grant), ESG (Emergency Solutions Grant funding), and CHDO (Community Housing Development Organizations).  Organizations wishing to apply for this funding should download the appropriate funding application and apply according to specific funding guidelines.  Due to changes at the federal level, the CDBG public service application has changed significantly.  Please make sure that you are filling out the most recent application and that you read the guidelines carefully. Applications submitted in the old format will not be reviewed.  

Applications are due on January 29,2021 at 4 pm.  ESG applications should be emailed to Maureen VanDuesen at .  Please follow the specific submission guidelines found in the application. 

CDBG and CHDO applications can be dropped off to the Community Development office 200 Henry Johnson Blvd any time during the day prior to 4 pm on January 29, 2021.  If you would like to deliver your application on an earlier date, please call the Community Development Office to make arrangements 518-434-5265.  Applications sent in the mail must be postmarked by January 29, 2021.

Late and incomplete applications will not be reviewed.  

Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19) Response

In response to the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19) the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant has notified the City of Albany that it will receive a Community Development Block Grant Fund (CDBG-CV) allocation to be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19). This allocation was authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Public Law 116-136, which was signed by President Trump on March 27, 2020, to respond to the growing effects of this historic public health crisis. The funding application process for these funds is now open. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until funds for a particular priority have been expended. Please read the guidelines prior to completing an application.

Please note, this application is a request for financial support for a program related to the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is not a small business loan intended to sustain your organization. For information regarding small business loans and where to apply for them, please see the Support smAlbany website.

Program Guidelines & Application

Anyone who wishes to complete a hard copy of the application will need to make arrangements with the Albany Community Development Agency (ACDA) to drop it off at the office. Please email Faye Andrews to arrange this.

About the Albany Community Development Agency (ACDA)

Albany Community Development Agency (ACDA) revitalizes our neighborhoods by increasing home ownership, providing resources for home and community improvements, and connecting partners to facilitate quality of life projects and workforce opportunities for residents with low to moderate incomes.

Federal Funding

ACDA secures and manages millions of dollars in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds each year-which are allocated to sub-recipients through strategic grants, or to the community through housing programs, and Citywide neighborhood development or public improvement projects. These funds are often times combined with other funding sources to maximize community development initiatives, improve housing conditions, leverage strategic housing and neighborhood projects, combat blight, increase home ownership, and foster economic and commercial stability in deserving neighborhoods.

Through creative programming, ACDA helps to grow and strengthen our community-from home ownership and rehabilitation support, to homelessness prevention, to coordinating with local and regional partners on initiatives that offer economic benefits, education or creative outlets to our residents and businesses.

Public-Private Partnerships

While HUD entitlement funding is a major contributor of Albany's livability, ACDA still aggressively pursues other funding sources and builds public-private relationships among all levels of government, City non-profit groups and private institutions, to better our neighborhoods.