Glen Cove CDA Programs

Community Development Block Grant


Click here for Notice of Public Hearing Tuesday, 2/11/20 @ 7:30PM (during Glen Cove City Council Meeting in Main Chambers)


The Glen Cove Community Development Agency, in its 45th program year (9/1/19-8/31/20), is currently assisting the following Public Service Agencies through the Community Development Block Grant, (“CDBG”):

Public Facilities & Improvements

Glen Cove Public Facilities Improvement completed with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding under the Streetscapes program.  This walkway leads pedestrians from Pulaski Street downtown parking garage to School Street.  CDBG funds paid for the Pergola and the City of Glen Cove repaved the walkway, painted the facades of the buildings, removed overgrown brush and added beautiful plantings.  The Glen Cove Business Improvement District will soon be adding benches and new light fixtures to further enhance the ambiance and safety of the environment for all residents who shop, dine and attend social gatherings in our downtown.  (Pictured here are Mayor Tim Tenke and Terry Dukes, Deputy Director of Nassau County Office of Community Development)



Glen Cove Public Facilities Improvement completed with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding under the Parks/Playground program.  The newly resurfaced/restriped Pickle Ball Court in Stanco Park is a free public amenity most popular with the senior citizen population. (Pictured are Mayor Tim Tenke and Terry Dukes, Deputy Director of Nassau County Office of Community Development)

Residential Rehabilitation Program

The City of Glen Cove is pleased to offer Community Development Block Grant funds for income eligible senior citizens age 60+ and/or handicapped persons to make home repairs, energy conservation, remediate code violations and handicap accommodations.   Funding is available to Glen Cove resident homeowners who have lived in their home to be improved for a minimum of one (1) year and who meet HUD income guidelines and are current in the payment of property and school taxes.  Since reinstating the program in 2014, the CDA has assisted nine resident homeowners in making repairs to their home.  The CDA is accepting applications for the 2020-21 program year; click on the link to submit a pre-screening application.

State of NY Mortgage Agency (SONYMA) Home Ownership/Rehabilitation Financial Assistance Program

SONYMA programs work to create, preserve and improve affordable homes, and to develop vibrant communities.  For information about SONYMA programs, click here.

Commercial Rehabilitation Program

 The Glen Cove CDA offers a matching grant commercial rehabilitation program.  The program offers façade improvements for storefronts in the downtown area.  Commercial rehabilitation funds can include windows, doors, awnings and outdoor lighting.  The program is offered on a first come/first serve basis.

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

The Section 8 Housing Program was established by Congress in 1974. The program is administered in every state throughout the country. Glen Cove’s Section 8 Housing Assistance Program is administered with funding provided by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). The Section 8 Program helps eligible families, that fall within the income guidelines determined by Nassau County, afford permanent rental housing, subsidizing a portion of the monthly rent.

Tenant-based vouchers increase affordable housing choices for very low-income families (i.e. families with income below 50% of area median income). Families with a tenant-based voucher choose and lease safe, decent, and affordable privately owned rental housing that meets HUD’s Housing Quality Standards (HQS) and has a reasonable rent as compared to other units in the area.

The Glen Cove Section 8 Program has 340 vouchers for rental housing. The Program is not currently accepting applications.


The Glen Cove Housing Choice Voucher Program is requesting all interested landlords in Glen Cove, who would like to be included on the Agency’s list of landlord referrals or have any current vacancies to please contact the agency immediately.  We currently have participants in the program who are in possession of Section 8 Vouchers  and are actively seeking housing for immediate occupancy.  HUD has raised the 2020 Fair Market Rents. Glen Cove Section 8 has additionally implemented the HUD 10% exception,  due to higher area market rents as follows:  Studio:  $1,427; 1BR: $1,786; 2BR: $2,191; 3BR: $2,819; 4BR: $3,143(minus the utility allowances). These rents go into effect 1/1/2020.  For further information and to be included on the Glen Cove Section 8 Landlord List, call (516) 676-1625 or via email at

Please click below to view the current Section 8 Administrative Plan & Fair Market Rents/Income Limits

2020 Administrative Plan

2020 Fair Market Rents & HUD Income Limits

Sign Program

The Glen Cove CDA’s Sign Program offers a maximum of $1,500.00 per sign, not to exceed 50% of the total cost of the sign, based on funding availability,  for CDA board approved signs to business owners in our downtown eligible census tract areas.  Applicants must secure a City of Glen Cove Building Department permit before completing the Sign Grant application and return it to the CDA for approval.

Photo by Firestar Schlesinger

Sign Program Guidelines & Application

Economic Development Incentives

The CDA can assist businesses in eligible funding areas that also meet one of the three broad national objectives of the Community Development Block Grant program as follows:

1. Provide a benefit to low and moderate income persons according to the 2010 census tract data in accordance with HUD CFR 570.202. Eligible census tracts are highlighted in yellow on the census tract map.

2. Prevention or elimination of slums and blight.

3. Meet a community need having a particular urgency.

The program is a reimbursable, matching grant subject to the recommendation of the CDA Executive Director and final approval by Nassau County Office of Community Development. Click on “Applications and Forms” for Commercial Facade and Sign Grant program guidelines and application.

Please visit the “Sound Invest” page for Economic Development and Small Business Resources available to businesses.