CDBG Request For Proposal (RFP)

CDBG Microenterprise Business Assistance (MBA)

CDBG Economic Development Program Microenterprise Business Assistance (MBA) to undertake economic opportunities and/or job creation activities that benefit underserved area or low-and moderate-income (LMI) persons.

A microenterprise is a commercial enterprise that has five (5) or fewer full-time employees, one (1) or more of which owns the enterprise at the time of application. The microenterprise must create or retain one part-time or one full-time employment for LMI persons to qualify for funding.

There is a $5,000 minimum and $10,000 maximum funding request. Amount varies according to project specifics. 

Proposals for the Economic Development Microenterprise Business Assistance (MBA) are due no later than July 12, 2019 by 4:00 p.m.

2019 CDBG Microenterprise Business Assistance (MBA) Request For Proposal (RFP) (PDF)

CDBG Public Services and Public Facilities & Improvements funds are available to qualified entities.

Funding eligibility is as follow, including but not limited to:

  • Must be a non-profit organization - IRS recognized 501 (c) (3)
  • Organization must be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM)
  • Must serve an absolute verifiable minimum of 51% Low Income (Benefiting Low-and-Moderate-Income [LMI] persons)
  • Must be a NEW service or quantifiable increase in the level of service

The 2019 CDBG Request For Proposal (RFP) application is available below. Proposals must be submitted no later than the deadline on January 14, 2019 by 4:00 p.m.

2019 CDBG Public Service Request For Proposal (RFP) (PDF)

2019 CDBG Public Facilities & Improvements Request For Proposal (RFP) (PDF)

The application includes detailed information to complete the proposal; however, for more information or to schedule a meeting for assistance contact Angy Abaunza at (870) 336-7170 or

NOTE: The CDBG Citizen Advisory Committee will review and score each proposal submitted. Incomplete proposals will be eliminated without exceptions.