Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Consolidated Plan

Draft CDBG 2017-2018 Action Plan



LATEST NEWS

 

The Draft 2017-2018 Action Plan and amendments to the 5-Year Consolidated Plan is now available for review. The City held a Public Comment Period from June 16, 2017 to July 17, 2017. This is now closed.

The City Council will hold a public hearing on August 2, 2017 at 6:00 PM to consider public input and adoption of the 2017-2018 Action Plan and amendments to the Consolidated Plan.

The process for the 2017-2018 Annual Action Plan began with a Workshop and a Public Hearing in April to ascertain needs and priorities for use of CDBG funds for the 2017 - 2018 program year.

See the NOTICE for details about the City Council public hearing regarding the Draft 2017-2018 Action Plan.

Overview


 
The City of Grants Pass, as the principal city of a new metropolitan statistical area, was invited to participate in the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program as an entitlement community. This means the City receives a direct annual funding allocation. This program is administered by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The over-arching goal of the CDBG program is to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities, especially for low- and moderate income persons. At least 70% of the City’s CDBG expenditures must be for activities that primarily benefit members of our community that are considered to be low- to moderate income. The CDBG program will provide HUD funds directly to the City that can be utilized to implement projects that achieve one of the following objectives: benefit low and moderate income persons, prevent/eliminate blight, or meet other urgent community needs that pose serious and immediate threat to health, safety or welfare.

The program includes five main funding program areas: Affordable Housing and Homeless Prevention, Public Facilities and Community Development, Public Services (limited to 15% of annual CDBG award) and Economic Development. 

The City Council adopted the Consolidated Plan and the 2015-2016 (Year 1) Action Plan on August 5, 2015.

2016-2017 Action Plan and Consolidated Plan



The City Council adopted the 2016-2017 (Year 2) Action Plan and revised Consolidated Plan on August 3, 2016.

Plans and Reports



Consolidated Plan (Five-Year)



The Consolidated Plan is designed to help local jurisdictions to assess their affordable housing and community development needs and market conditions. The consolidated planning process serves as the framework for a community-wide dialogue to identify housing and community development priorities which align and focus funding from the CDBG programs.

Annual Action Plans



Due in October of every year after the City's first year, the City must develop a one-year Action Plan that summarizes the City's intended actions during that particular year with CDBG funding. These plans are notification to citizens and HUD outlining the projects the City has funded with each year's CDBG allocation.

CAPER - Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report



Due in December of every year, the City reports on the activities over the past program year. The report highlights the accomplishments achieved and funds expended.

Citizen Participation Plan



The Citizen Participation Plan requirements are designed to encourage citizens to participate in the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of the City's CDBG plans and programs. The plan focuses on public involvement in the process of developing the City's Consolidated Plan, Annual Action Plan, and a review of the CAPER. Substantial amendments to the Consolidated Plan and the Annual Action Plan require public review and comments before approval.

Technical Assistance


You may obtain technical assistance regarding eligible projects, project concepts, and other information relative to the CDBG program by contacting Scott Lindberg at 541-450-6015 or by email at: slindberg@grantspassoregon.gov.

Fair Housing


As a recipient of CDBG funds, the City is required to certify it Affirmatively Furthers Fair Housing. This includes an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI). The AI identifies impediments to fair housing choice and actions to overcome the impediments.