Community Development Assistance Program (CDAP)

  • CDAP Program Manager
  • Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO)
  • 500 East Monroe,
  • Springfield, IL 62701
  • Phone: (217) 785-6142
  • Fax: (217) 782-1206
  • TDD: (217) 785-6055
  • Email:
  • Website:

Purpose of the Program

The Community Development Assistance Program (CDAP), known nationally as the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, provides federal funding for a variety of community-based projects.  Communities with populations of 50,000 or less can apply for CDAP-Economic Development grant funding to assist private business in retaining or creating full-time, permanent jobs.  Grant funds may also be used for improvements to public infrastructure that directly supports a company in the local community.

Application Process

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How Funds are to be used

Grants to units of local government for infrastructure improvements or financial assistance to business for economic development.  Financial assistance funds may be used by the business for land acquisition, construction, reconstruction, installation or rehabilitation of buildings, real property, equipment; improvements; working capital expenses.

Types of Assistance


Year Program was established