Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA)
06/17/21 - Deadline for Large Project Reservation Applications; Small Project Rebate Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Grants to Delaware nonprofit organizations, businesses, for-profit developers, tenants, homeowners, and property owners to make property investments in designated downtown districts. Funding is intended to support qualified real property investments in industrial, commercial, residential, and mixed-use buildings and facilities. Eligible districts include Clayton, Delaware City, Dover, Georgetown, Harrington, Laurel, Middletown, Milford, Seaford, Smyrna, and the City of New Castle.
Funding is available for the following types of projects:
- Small Project Set-Aside
- Large Project Set-Aside
The Downtown Development Districts Act was created to leverage state resources in a limited number of designated areas in Delaware’s cities and towns to:
To be eligible to apply for a DDD Rebate
For examples of qualified district projects, see: http://www.destatehousing.com/Developers/developermedia/ddd_guidelines.pdf#page=7
For information about cost eligibility, see: http://www.destatehousing.com/Developers/developermedia/ddd_guidelines.pdf#page=10
GrantWatch ID#: 180722
Small Project Set-Aside ($2,000,000 available):
- Minimum Qualified Investment Threshold (MQIT): $25,000
- Maximum Award: $70,000 per building or facility
Large Project Set-Aside ($10,000,000 available):
- Minimum Qualified Investment Threshold (MQIT): $350,000
- Maximum Award: $2,000,000 per building or facility
Small Project Lite-Reservation: Project Timeline/Building Permit. Applicants must demonstrate:
- Evidence the project is ready to commence and able to be completed within 12 months of the Lite-Reservation date.
- Detailed timeline of project. Construction activity must commence within 60 days of the Lite-Reservation date.
Large Project Set-Aside: Applicants must demonstrate the project’s ability to be 15% substantially commenced within one (1) year from date of Reservation. DSHA will verify at the one-year benchmark that at least 15% of all heavy construction activity has been completed. Applicants must provide a detailed timeline that demonstrates the project’s ability to meet the following Reservation deadlines:
- Ownership of property within 120 days of Reservation date, if applicable;
- Substantially commence within 12 months from Reservation date; and
- Complete project within 3 years from Reservation date.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit the completed application package to Appdocs@destatehousing.com.
For questions or application assistance, contact:
Penny Pierson, Community Development Manager
Phone: (302) 739-4263, ext. 246
Direct: (302) 739-0246
Tunisha Scott, Community Development Analyst II
Phone: (302) 739-4263, ext. 221
Direct: (302) 739-0221
Brittany Klecan, Community Development Analyst I
Phone: (302) 739-4263, ext. 205
Direct: (302) 739-0205
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