Eligibility Requirements



CDBG Requirements:
1. The applicant agency is a registered 501(c)(3) or government entity.
2. 
The applicant agency is registered with SAM.gov.
3. 
The applicant agency is in good standing with the Arizona Corporation Commission.
4. 
The applicant agency agrees to keep client files for individuals served by CDBG funded programs. Client files must contain income verification/documentation, family size, address or location, and race and ethnicity. Client information must be made available to HUD and Gilbert, upon request.
5. The applicant agency understands funding will be on a reimbursement basis after submission of accurate monthly invoice and required source documentation.
6. 
The applicant agency agrees to comply with the requirements of Title 24 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 570 of the Housing and Urban Development regulations concerning Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), and all federal regulations and policies issued pursuant to these regulations.
7. 
The applicant agency agrees to hold a current insurance policy in line withTown requirements.
8. 
The applicant agency agrees that all employees, subcontractors, and volunteers working with vulnerable populations may be subject to a background check and fingerprint verification at the discretion of Gilbert
9.
The applicant agency agrees to follow all applicable federal, state, and local laws, and with all applicable license and permit requirements.
10. The applicant agency agrees to identify all contractor and subcontractor employees performing work under the contract and shall verify and certify that all employees working under the contract are in compliance with the Federal Immigration and National Act (FINA), all other Federal immigration laws and regulations, and A.R.S. § 23-214.


Non-Profit Requirements:
  1. Organization must be incorporated as an Arizona non-profit organization or school with tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. 
  2. An unincorporated Arizona organization may apply through a fiscal sponsor, provided that the fiscal sponsor is an Arizona 501(c)(3) organization or school with tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  3. As long as the organization has the capacity to complete the project, the size of an organization is not a criterion in determining funding. However, years of operation of the program and current service to Gilbert residents will be taken into consideration.  
  4. Organization must comply with all appropriate federal and Arizona State Constitutional requirements on the use of public funds, particularly prohibiting funds being used for personal benefit or lending of funds to a private entity.
Note: Committee decisions are based on the original application and supporting supplementary materials.  Follow-up questions and materials may be requested from the review panel during the process. Substantially incomplete applications will be deemed ineligible and will not proceed to the next stage of review.

Agencies are required to apply for funding each year. Funding for any given year does not guarantee funding for succeeding years.