Community Development Block Grant Program

The primary objective of the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) is the development of viable urban communities, by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities, principally for low and moderate-income persons.
Community Development Block Grant Program
Each year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Community Development (HUD) allocates funds to cities for their local community development projects. The City of Annapolis distributes these funds to local organizations through the CDBG program, based on its goals and objectives outlined in its 5-Year Housing and Community Development Consolidated Plan (PDF). For the past 30+ years, the City has used its CDBG funds to provide home ownership opportunities, housing rehabilitation services, and support for various human service activities.

The City's Community Development Division in the Planning and Zoning Department administers the CDBG program. The City's Housing and Community Development Committee has oversight responsibility for the CDBG program and the use of CDBG funds. Each year, the Committee recommends the funding to the City Council, which approves all CDBG-funded projects. The approved projects then become the basis for the annual CDBG Action Plan.

Current Annapolis FY2017 CDBG Action Plan


In Fiscal Year 2017, which began July 1, 2016, the City received $247,696 in CDBG Entitlement funds. Of this amount, the City spent 85 percent on capital projects and 15 percent on public service projects implemented by the following organizations:
  • Arundel Lodge, Inc.
  • Blessed In Tech Ministries
  • Center of Help
  • Housing Rehabilitation - Arundel Community Development Services
  • Light House Shelter
  • Newtowne Community Development Corporation
  • OHLA
  • Samaritan House
  • Community Action Agency
  • Restoration Community Development Corporation

Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)


The Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) mandated report for all communities receiving Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding. The CAPER reports the City of Annapolis success in meeting the housing and community development goals and objectives contained in its 5-year Consolidated Housing and Community Development Plan and FY 2016 Annual Action Plan.