Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Consolidated Plan
CDBG 2019-2020 (Year 5) Action Plan
The City of Grants Pass began the annual process for developing and adopting the Year 5 Annual Action Plan to fund activities and projects to address the priorities identified in the 5-Year Consolidated Plan in April 2019. The process followed timelines specified in the City's Citizen Participation Plan and federal law.
The first public meeting was a Workshop held on April 2, 2019 to ascertain needs and priorities for use of CDBG funds for the 2019-2020 program year. After gathering comments and suggestions, a public hearing was held before the City Council on April 17, 2019 to discuss the Needs and Priorities for the 2019-2020 program year. The Draft 2019-2020 1-Year Annual Action Plan and Substantial Amendment was available for public comment from June 12 to July 11, 2019. On August 7, 2019 a public hearing was held by the City Council at which the Council adopted the 2019-2020 Year 5 Annual Action Plan and the Substantial Amendment. Submittal of the Plan will be forwarded to HUD by August 16, 2019. A copy of the adopted 2019-2020 Year 5 Annual Action Plan and Substantial Amendment will be posted soon.
CDBG Program Overview
In 2015, 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 provides 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 the following 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 first 2015-2016 (Year 1) Action Plan on August 5, 2015. Annual Action Plans have been adopted for additional program years.
Summary of Annual Process
The annual process begins each spring with outreach to obtain public input on (a) the most important needs and priorities to be addressed with CDBG funds for the next program year and (b) how the prior year's activities addressed the needs of the City's lower income households.
That input is used to inform and develop the draft Annual Action Plan and any necessary amendments to the 5-year Consolidated Plan. Once the draft plan has been developed, there is a 30-day minimum public comment period, followed by a public hearing, typically in late July or early August. The Annual Action Plan is then adopted and must be submitted to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) by mid-August, at least 45 days before the start of the program year. The program year begins on October 1. Once HUD staff has reviewed and approved the plan, the city can begin the process to initiate projects and activities specified in the Annual Action Plan. Currently, most activities are carried out by sub-grantees who enter into agreements with the City to conduct the types of projects and activities specified in the plan.
There is also an annual review process which begins in November to evaluate achievements outlined in the prior year's Annual Action Plan. This results in an annual performance and evaluation report.
Plans and Reports
Consolidated Plan (Five-Year)
Annual Action Plans
- 2017-2018 Annual Action Plan w/Minor Amendment 11/7/18 (PDF).
- 2017-2018 November 7, 2018 Minor Amendment to Year 3 Annual Action Plan (PDF).
- HUD Approval Letter re 2017-2018 Annual Action Plan (PDF).
- 2017-2018 May 22, 2018 Minor Amendment to Year 3 Annual Action Plan (PDF).
- 2016-2017 Annual Action Plan w/Minor Amendment 11/7/18 (PDF).
- 2016-2017 November 7, 2018 Minor Amendment to Year 2 Annual Action Plan (PDF).
- HUD Approval Letter re 2016-2017 Annual Action Plan (PDF).
- 2015-2016 Annual Action Plan w/Minor Amendment 11/7/18 with/
- 2015-2016 November 7, 2018 Minor Amendment to Year 1 Annual Action Plan (PDF)
- February 29, 2016 Letter regarding Barriers to Affordable Housing (PDF)
CAPER - Comprehensive Annual Performance and Evaluation Report
- City Council Public Hearing (4/17/19) adopting 2017-2018 Program Year 3 CAPER (PDF)
- Draft 2017-2018 Program Year (Year 3) CAPER (PDF). Public Comment Period March 19, 2019 through April 2, 2019
- 2016-2017 Program Year (Year 2) CAPER. (PDF) approved by HUD 9/17/18
- HUD approval letter 9/14/18 (PDF).
- City Council Motion adopting 2016-2017 Program Year 2 CAPER (PDF).(City Council Minutes for 7/18/18)
- City Council Public Hearing (6/18/18) Motion adopting 2016-2017 Program Year (Year 2) CAPER (PDF).
- Draft 2016-2017 Program Year (Year 2) CAPER (PDF). Public Comment Period June 14, 2018 through June 29, 2018
- Notice of Public Comment Period for Draft CAPER for FY 2016 - 2017 (PDF).
- 2015-2016 Program Year (Year 1) CAPER (PDF) approved by HUD
- HUD approval letter 7/6/17 (PDF).
- City Council Public Hearing (2/15/17) Motion adopting 2015-2016 Program Year (Year 1) CAPER (PDF)
Citizen Participation Plan
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 email Scott Lindberg.
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.