Community Development Block Grant

Community Development Block Grant Program

The federal Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 created the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program that is today administered by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Entitlement Community

The CDBG Program grants federal funds to state and local governments for a variety of housing and community development activities. The City receives CDBG funding as an Entitlement Community. The national objectives of the program, administered nationally by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are to:

  • Provide decent housing,
  • Create a suitable living environment, and
  • Expand economic opportunities for low and moderate income people.

See the Planning documents provided to learn more about the City's use of these funds.

Citizen Participation Plan for the Community Development Block Grant Program

The City is required as a recipient of HUD funds to have a detailed Citizen Participation Plan. This plan contains the City's policies and procedures for public involvement in the Consolidated Plan process for A funds.

View Citizen Participation Plan

Five-Year Consolidated Plan 

The Consolidated Plan is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in order for local jurisdictions to receive federal housing and community development funds under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding. This plan is for 2015-2019 and is updated every five years.

View Consolidated Plan (PDF)

Annual Action Plan

The Action Plan describes the projects and programs the City will carry out to meet its goals over the course of the fiscal year. The Action Plan relates annual expenditures of the grant funds to the Five-Year Consolidated Plan.

Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report

Each year, the City must prepare and publish a Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER). This report documents the city's performance against the annual goals of the Action Plan and the Five-Year Consolidated Plan.

Accessibility Requests

Persons interested in participating in the annual CDBG planning process or who wish to apply for CDBG funding who may require accessibility assistance should contact the city at least five business days prior to a meeting date to allow the city time to make the arrangements. All meetings are held in an accessible structure. Accessibility assistance examples include:

  • Persons with limited English language proficiency and require an interpreter
  • Persons who require an American Sign Language interpreter