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Community Development Department

Chris Haese: Director of Community Development & Assessments

211 Walnut St. Neenah, P.O. Box 426, WI 54956
Phone: 920-886-6125 Fax: 920-886-6129 Email:

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Office Hours:

Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Summer Hours (Memorial Day – Labor Day) – Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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Community Development Block Grant

Community Development Block Grant Programs and Annual Allocation Information 

Commercial Building Exterior Improvement Program

The goal of this program is to increase economic vitality in the Central Business District and the S. Commercial Street Redevelopment Area by preventing and eliminating blighting conditions including physical and functional, environmental, transportation, economic, and visual factors, through planning and financial investments. This program is made possible through a grant received by the City of Neenah from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and federal regulations apply. 

The program provides eligible projects with reimbursement of up to 50% of project costs and a maximum $10,000 grant award and a minimum of $1,000. Additional consideration may be made for projects providing other site amenities. 

Please contact the Department of Community Development at 920-886-6128 for further information. The application is available here:

Community Development Block Grant – Formula Allocation

The City of Neenah, as an annual recipient of federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, prepares a plan each year that describes the conditions of the community and its housing, and proposes ways to address needs.  Click the links below to view information on the development of the 2022 Annual Action Plan.

2022 CDBG Program Notice

2022 Community Development Block Grant Proposed Program $230,000

Other CDBG program information:

City of Neenah 2020 – 2024 Consolidated Plan

2020 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report

Eligible Uses – Community Development Block Grant 

National Objectives – Community Development Block Grant

Community Development Block Grant – COVID-19

Citizen Participation Plan CDBG-CV

CDBG CV_Substantial Amendment_July 8 2021



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