Application Process for Federal Grants

​Salem provides funding opportunities to help support local nonprofit organizations and other groups to provide services, public facilities, and affordable housing for low- and moderate-income residents and neighborhoods.

Salem's Federal Funding cycle is now closed.

Additional information

If you or someone you know may need assistance, please contact 2-1-1. For housing information, see the Salem Housing Authority​​.

​Map for eligibility determination

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Eligibility determination

​Plans and reports

The City of Salem must prepare two documents in order to continue to receive funding from HUD. Both documents outline plan priorities and how the City intends to allocate federal funds.

  1. Housing and Urban Development Consolidated Plan

  2. Annual Action Plan and Attachments

At the end of the reporting year, the City of Salem is required to provide a follow-up report called the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). This report provides detailed accomplishments related to the five-year consolidated plan.

Draft 2019 Annual Action Plan Substantial Amendment #6  and 2020 Annual Action Plan Substantial Amendment #4 *(New)

2020-2024 Consolidated Plan

2021 Annual Action Plan for CDBG and HOME 

FINAL Amendment #6 2019 AAP 2020 AAP #4 Amendment274 KB
Zoomgrants Applicant Instructions351 KB
Zoomgrants Applicant Slideshow City of Salem CBDG Home2319 KB
2019-2020 Proposed Annual Action Plan Substantial Amendment199 KB
2020-2024 Consolidated Plan7833 KB
Amendments to the 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan111 KB
Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice5229 KB
City of Salem - Federal Programs Conflict of Interest Disclosure89 KB
DRAFT 2020 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER)1338 KB
DRAFT Amendment to the Federal Programs Citizen Participation Plan for Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARE) Funds224 KB

Salem receives entitlement funding annually from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to administer and provide oversight of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) programs.

Federal Programs Application Process

The 2021  online application  cycle is open Monday, February 8, 2021 through March 10, 2021.

Federal and local guidelines for funding from the CDBG and HOME programs, as well as the City's programs, are included in the online application. Applications for projects must comply with strict eligibility criteria. Applicable funds are for the 2021 Program Year, beginning July 1, 2021.

All applications must be submitted via a new online application  portal at ZoomGrants  by Wednesday, March 10, 2021. Applications sent by any other method, including, but not limited to, facsimile, email, postal service, hand delivery, or any method other than the designated application software, will not be accepted. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

More about the funding sources:

  • Federal Community Development Block Grant Funding. The purpose of the CDBG Program is to benefit low- to moderate-income households by funding projects that revitalize neighborhoods, increase affordable housing, expand economic opportunities, and/or improve community facilities and services.
  • Federal HOME Investment Partnership Funding. The HOME Investment Partnerships program funds a wide range of activities that build, buy, and/or rehabilitate affordable housing for rent, or provide direct rental assistance to low-income people. Priority funding will be for affordable rental housing projects awarded in recent HOME applications and need additional capital to address financing gaps due to increased construction cost or other applicable reasons.
  • For more detailed information on HUD guidelines for CDBG and HOME funding, visit
  • City of Salem Funding. The City of Salem funds activities that provide supportive services to low-income Salem residents.

Due to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, all public training and staff engagement will be virtual.

City of Salem virtual application technical assistance workshop video:

How to Apply for Zoom Grants Training Presentation

Step-By-Step Applicant Instructions

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