Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds are received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on an annual basis to revitalize neighborhoods, expand affordable housing and economic opportunities, and/or improve community facilities and services, principally to benefit low-and moderate-income persons. The Housing and Community Services Division administers approximately $775 thousand in CDBG funds annually.
FY 2018/2019 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT
January 8th, 2018-CDBG 2018-2019 grant application deadline 5 p.m.
January, 2018 – TBD --Grant Advisory Committee Orientation Meeting
January, 2018 – TBD --Grant Advisory Committee Funding Recommendation Meeting
March 1, 2018 -Public notice of Annual Action Plan and funding allocation, beginning of 30-day public comment period
March 30, 2018 -Public comment period closes.
March 15, 2018 -Public hearing on proposed funding @ City Hall Conf. Rm D 4-6 p.m. (Subject to Change)
April 2nd, 2018 --Proposed First reading for approval of Action Plan for use of 2018-2019 CDBG funds
April 16th, 2018 --Proposed Second reading for approval of Action Plan for use of 2018-2019 CDBG funds
May 15, 2018 --Annual Action Plan submitted to HUD if Budget Appropriation approved by Federal Government.
CDBG provides a flexible source of funding to develop viable urban communities by providing decent affordable housing, creating suitable living environments, and expanding economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income persons. The City, with the participation of local citizens, allocate resources toward projects that qualify as meeting one or more of the following three (3) broad national objectives set by Congress:
CDBG funds are awarded to City departments, other public agencies, public and private nonprofit entities and for-profit entities to carry out eligible housing and community development projects within the boundaries of the City of Independence.
Projects receiving assistance must serve low- and moderate-income persons (generally defined by HUD as members of a family earning no more than 80 percent of the area median income) and/or prevent or eliminate slums and blight.
Activities that benefit low- and moderate-income persons can address this objective by:
An activity to prevent or eliminate slums and blight, generally the project provides a benefit to the service area and the area must be designated by the City as a slum, blighted or deteriorated area. Activities assisted must address one or more conditions which contributed to the deterioration of the area.
The following is a list of eligible activities within the CDBG program:
The following is a list of ineligible activities within the CDBG program:
The City of Independence has submitted the 2017-21 Five Year Consolidated Plan and 2017-18 Annual Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Act programs, authorized by the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
The Consolidated Plan is available here: 2017-21 Five Year Consolidated Plan
The prior Annual Action Plan is available here: 2016-17 Annual Action Plan