City of Santa Fe's Process
The application and selection process begins in December/January. The City of Santa Fe places print advertisements in the Santa Fe New Mexican and Albuquerque Journal North announcing the availability of funding and the application schedule. In January, a pre-application meeting with potential applicants is held to discuss the overall requirements of the CDBG program. Potential applicants can ask questions about their proposed projects and get guidance from the City’s Housing Grant Manager. All applicants must participate in the pre-application process. Any follow-up correspondence between the City of Santa Fe and potential applicants will be copied to all applicants so that information is disseminated fairly and consistently.
Application packages are due in February. Once the packages are reviewed by City staff for completeness and eligibility, they are accepted or returned within a designated time frame. The City's Community Development Commission (CDC) will view presentations by all proposed applicants after they review the proposals. Funding recommendations will be made in March. The CDC recommendations are then approved by City Council and HUD in the Draft Annual Action Plan.