Community Development

Building a Better Community


The Community Development Department is responsible for overseeing a variety of programs and initiatives to advance the health and viability of the Village and its neighborhoods. A variety of Federal and State grant programs are utilized to achieve this. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) is the primary program utilized. 

The Community Development Department work with residents to help them learn about assistance programs that are available to them. The Department can aid you in the preparation and submission of applications for specific programs. Not only does the Department work to assist individuals in gaining access to programs, they also monitor the success of the programs and the short-term and lasting effects that the programs have on the Village of Rantoul.

Programs

  • Household Emergency Assistance Grant Program - Applications being accepted through May 21st!  The Household Emergency Assistance Grant Program is intended to provide funds to assist qualified Village residents who meet the HUD low-moderate income limits with funds to assist with payment of up to 3 months of past due utility bills to ensure that residents do not have utilities turned off or risk becoming homeless. The program provides grant funds with a minimum of $250 and a maximum grant of $1,000 for a single household. Awarded funds will be paid directly to the utility on behalf of the applicant. The application can be accessed here.
  • Housing Rehabilitation - CDBG funds are utilized to rehabilitate homes of income qualified low-moderate income persons in the community. Learn more about Housing Rehabilitation opportunities.
  • Building Demolition - CDBG Funds are utilized to remove blighted structures in the community.
  • Social Services - CDBG Funds are provided to various social service agencies to offer programs and services to residents. Various services such as home care for senior citizens; dental care for Head-Start students; drug and alcohol abuse counseling; and GED classes have been provided previously.
  • Public Infrastructure Improvements - CDBG funds are utilized to fund various infrastructure improvements in low-moderate income neighborhoods of the community. 

Plans & Reports

Public Hearing Notice for CDBG 2021 Annual Action Plan

DRAFT CDBG 2021 Annual Action Plan
The Village of Rantoul, being an entitlement community with the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development must submit an Annual Action Plan in order to apply for Community Development Block Grant funding. The 2021 Annual Action Plan represents the 2nd Annual Action Plan of the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan.

CDBG 2020 Consolidated Plan Part 1
The Consolidated Plan is a document required by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) to assess the needs of a community; create strategies & goals to address those needs; and prioritize funding & programs to address & meet those goals.

CDBG 2020 Consolidated Plan Part 2

CDBG 2019 Annual Action Plan - Amendment #1

CDBG 2019 Annual Action Plan - Amendment #2

CDBG 2019 Annual Action Plan

CDBG 2015 Annual Action Plan - Amendment #1

2013-2017 Consolidated Plan with Amendment #1
The Consolidated Plan is a document required by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) to assess the needs of a community; create strategies & goals to address those needs; and prioritize funding & programs to address & meet those goals. 

2013-2017 Consolidated Plan with Amendment #2
The Consolidated Plan is a document required by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) to assess the needs of a community; create strategies & goals to address those needs; and prioritize funding & programs to address & meet those goals.

Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Report - 2018
The Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Report (CAPER) is a summary of activities and accomplishments by the Village of Rantoul using Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding from the U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development. 

Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Report - 2017

Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Report - 2016
 
Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Report - 2015


Other Documents

CDBG Policies & Procedures Manual
Housing Rehabilitation Policies & Procedures Manual