At what hourly rate is donated, unskilled labor valued in the context of resources leveraged with CDBG funds?
Date Published: May 2015
The CDBG Program does not have a specific requirement for match or for leverage and has not defined the rate at which donated labor should be valued. The HOME Program has long used a rate of $10.00 per hour as its established rate for unskilled donated or voluntary labor. Labor from community groups, nonprofits (i.e., Habitat for Humanity's sweat equity program), friends, neighbors, corrections work crews, or federal job training programs such as the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) programs are some examples of donated labor. This rate could be used for reporting leverage in IDIS.