Seal of Dane County County of Dane
Dane County Community Development Block Grant


Fact Sheets

ED-RLF Fact Sheet
ED-RLF Manual
CRLF Fact Sheet
CRLF Manual

Borrower Reporting Forms

Income Certification Form
Beneficiary Data Reporting Form

Other Helpful Information

Since the Dane County RLF program uses funds derived from the federal CDBG program, all CDBG program requirements apply to projects receiving from the County RLF. Below are resources to help explain eligibility requirements and other program expectations.

Dane County Consortium Communities Map

This is a listing of the communities participating in the Dane County Urban County Consortium. Persons benefitting from CDBG assistance must reside in one of the participating communities.


Dane County Income Limits

The HUD User site provides information on the most recent Dane County/Madison area income limits under the CDBG program.  HUD calculates Area Median Income (AMI) limits for very low; low; and, moderate income persons to determine eligibility for a variety of federal programs including CDBG and HOME.  The same AMI limits are used for Dane County and the City of Madison since HUD defines all of Dane County as one distinct housing market.  The most recent year income limit classifications for the Dane County/Madison area are shown below.

Income Limit (Category FY18) Persons in Family
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Very Low (30%) $19,250 $22,000 $24,750 $27,500 $29,700 $33,740 $38,060 $42,380
Low (50%) $32,100 $36,700 $41,300 $45,850 $49,550 $53,200 $56,900 $60,550
Moderate (80%) $50,350 $57,550 $64,750 $71,900 $77,700 $83,450 $89,200 $94,950


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CDBG Laws and Regulations

The rules and regulations governing the activities of the CDBG Program include the Laws as enacted by Congress and the Regulations created by HUD to achieve the result prescribed by the Laws. HUD provides guidance on the CDBG Program through CPD Notices and Policy Memoranda.  


Guide to National Objectives & Eligible Activities for Entitlement Communities

This guide, developed by HUD, is intended for public officials and citizens seeking to understand what activities are eligible to be assisted under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Entitlement Program and to guide them in making wise choices among certain alternatives available within the program for carrying out particular activities. While the statute, as amplified by the regulations, provides the authoritative version of program requirements, this Guide: Organizes eligibility requirements in a more accessible and understandable format; provides additional explanatory materials, including examples; provides guidance on the factors to be considered in selecting among alternative categories of eligibility and national objectives, where applicable; and provides guidance on accessing additional CDBG resources that may be available to a community.


Playing by the Rules: A Handbook for CDBG Subrecipients on Administrative Systems

The purpose of this handbook is to provide subrecipients of CDBG Formula funds with an explanation of the basic administrative requirements of the CDBG program. The Reader is urged to refer to the requirements specified in the County Contract and to State rules in addition to the information presented in the handbook.