Urban Programs

The Urban Programs is a sub-division of the Community Development Division

COVID-19 Business Assistance

The City was awarded additional funds under the CARES Act and is issuing another round of grants to local small businesses.  Both grants and loans are available depending on eligibility. Please see the Economic Development web page for details and to apply. You may also reach out to the Urban Programs Department.

FY2022 CDBG Applications

CDBG applications/proposals for FY2022 were due January 28, 2021. Proposals will be evaluated by the Human Affairs Committee during their scheduled meetings, beginning February 8, 2021.  Please see the posted agenda(s) for detail on how to join the virtual meetings.  You may also reach out to the Urban Programs Department.

The FY22 proposals are available to view through Google Drive (clicking this link will redirect you to an outside site).

Please read the FY22 Application Guidelines  to familiarize yourself with the CDBG requirements. 

Please reach out to Carrie Schena schenac@nashuanh.gov or Joany Ilg ilgj@nashuanh.gov with any questions or concerns. We are happy to assist! 

CDBG-CV (CARES Act funds)

The City has been awarded $482,813, and is proposing to allocate the funds to the City’s existing COVID-19 Impact Fund to assist in the stabilization of existing small businesses within the City that have had significant disruption due to the impact of COVID-19. The Board of Aldermen have approved this use; no public comments were received; and the Urban Programs Department will be further amending its FY20 Action Plan to reflect these changes.

Substantial Amendment to the FY20 Action Plan/Consolidated Plan, acceptance of CDBG-CV funding under the CARES Act of 2020, and amending the Citizen Participation Plan. The City reprogrammed existing CDBG funds and accept/use the new appropriation to respond to the Coronovirus public health crisis.  The details of the Amendment may be found in this memo to Human Affairs.

Other recent Urban Programs items include:

2020 Consolidated Plan - This plan has been finalized, the final version will be posted once formatting editing is complete. The final version did not significantly change from this draft.


Our mission is to:
  • Help identify community needs to improve the quality of life for lower-income families and individuals
  • Collaborate with community groups, faith-based organizations, developers and investors
  • Obtain and administer federal, state, local and private resources to address community needs
  • Evaluate program outcomes, impact to the community and effectiveness of the grants
  • Promote Fair and Equal Housing
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Matters Overseen by Nashua’s Urban Programs Department

The City of Nashua is an entitlement community. Meaning we receive Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) each year. These funds are based on a formula and announced each year by HUD. In order to receive these funds, the City of Nashua must prepare a "Consolidated Plan" for approval by HUD at least every five years and an Annual Action Plan for each of those five years.

Consolidated Plan

The Consolidated Plan is a five-year strategic plan that provides a course of action for building livable communities throughout the City. The Plan describes the City’s goals and objectives to address priority needs related to affordable housing, homelessness, non-homeless special needs populations and community development, which includes economic development, revitalization, community infrastructure, and public services.