The 2023 Interim Final Rule (IFR) submitted for publication in August of 2023 by the Treasury allows for new eligible uses for costs incurred beginning December 29, 2022.
The 2023 IFR outlines how recipients may use SLFRF funds for activities that are eligible under section 105(a) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (Title I projects), which are the eligible activities under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) programs. The eligible activities under the Title I projects eligible use category are broad and enable recipients to undertake a wide range of projects. The requirements of title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 generally apply to this eligible use category.
Recipients may spend the greater of $10 million or 30% of the County’s total grant amount in total for all Surface Transportation and Title I eligible use categories.
- Acquisition of real property
- Acquisition, construction, reconstruction, or installation of public works, sites, or other public purposes
- Code enforcement in deteriorated or deteriorating areas
- Clearance, demolition, removal, reconstruction, and rehabilitation
- Removal of barriers restricting mobility and accessibility of elderly and handicapped persons
- Payments to housing owners for losses of rental income for holding units for relocation of displaced persons
- Disposition or retention of real property
- Provision of public services
- Payment of non-federal match or cost-share requirements of a federal financial assistance program in support of activities that would be eligible under Title I
- Payment of the cost of completing a project funded under title I of the Housing Act of 1949
- Relocation payments and assistance for displaced individuals, families, businesses, organizations, and farm operations
- Community development plan or policy-planning-management capacity development
- Payment of reasonable administrative costs related to establishing and administering federally approved enterprise zones, administering the HOME program, or planning and executing community development and housing activities.
- Provision of assistance for activities carried out by public or private nonprofit entities
- Assistance to carry out a neighborhood revitalization or community economic development or energy conservation project, or for development of shared housing opportunities
- Development of energy use strategies
- Assistance to private, for-profit entities to carry out economic development projects
- Rehabilitation or development of housing assisted under 42 U.S.C. 1437o
- Technical assistance to public or nonprofit entities to increase their capacity to carry out neighborhood revitalization or economic development activities
- Housing services
- Assistance to institutions of higher education
- Assistance to public and private organizations, agencies, and other entities to facilitate economic development
- Activities necessary to make essential repairs and to pay operating expenses to maintain habitability of housing units acquired through tax foreclosure proceedings
- Direct assistance to facilitate and expand homeownership
- Construction or improvement of tornado-safe-shelters and assistance to nonprofit and for-profit entities for such construction or improvement
- Lead-based paint hazard evaluation and reduction