Ithaca Urban Renewal Agency (IURA)

The Ithaca Urban Renewal Agency (IURA) works to improve the economic, social and physical characteristics of the low/moderate income neighborhoods of the City and is responsible for the following activities:
  • administration of the City's HUD Entitlement Grant
  • issuance of loans for affordable housing and business job creation
  • sale of land for public/private partnership urban renewal projects
  • management of the Cherry Street Industrial Park
  • development of grant applications

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: 2017 Call for Proposals


Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) & Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME)

On behalf of the City of Ithaca, the Ithaca Urban Renewal Agency (IURA) seeks proposals for projects to be included in the City’s draft 2017 Annual Action Plan.  Approximately $900,000 in combined CDBG and HOME funding is expected to be available. Community groups, businesses, non-profit organizations, and individuals are invited to submit proposals for projects to be funded through these programs.

For more detailed information, please refer to the complete Call for Proposals via the following link:

APPLICATION INFORMATION
Submission requirements are described in the application forms and accompanying instructions, via the links pasted below. You may also obtain the forms at the IURA office, or call the following number to request that they be mailed/e-mailed to you: (607) 274-6565.

2017 IURA Application Instructions (PDF)

2017 IURA Economic Development Application (fillable PDF)
2017 IURA Economic Development Application: Excel Budget Form

2017 IURA Housing Application (fillable PDF)
2017 IURA Housing Application: Excel Budget Form

2017 IURA Public Facilities & Infrastructure Application (fillable PDF)
2017 IURA Public Facilities & Infrastructure Application: Excel Budget Form

2017 IURA Public Services Application (fillable PDF)
2017 IURA Public Services Application: Excel Budget Form

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  NOON, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2017

2017 Action Plan Schedule (PDF)
Mission Statement
The Ithaca Urban Renewal Agency secures and manages resources to improve the social, physical and economic characteristics of the City of Ithaca by expanding access to quality affordable housing, strengthening neighborhoods and the local economy, and supporting other community development activities.