Community Development Block Grant Program

The primary objective of the CDBG Program is the development of viable urban communities, by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities, principally for for low and moderate-income persons.

Community Development Block Grant Program Logo

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 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, based on its goals and objectives outlined in its Five-Year Consolidated Housing and Community Development Strategic Plan. For the past 30 plus years, the City has used its CDBG funds to provide homeownership 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.

The Consolidated Plan is a five-year planning document which: 1) identifies housing needs and problems; 2) analyzes market conditions and resources; 3) sets priorities and adopts strategies; 4) allocates resources; and, 5) contains an annual action plan. The Annual Action Plan identifies the amount of CDBG funds the City expects to use, the activities that the City will fund, and the goals the City will set for the number and type of households the City expects to assist.

Current Annapolis FY201​6 CDBG Action Plan 

In Fiscal Year 2016, which began July 1, 2015, the City received $248,644 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:

  • ARC of the Chesapeake Region
  • Arundel Lodge, Inc.
  • BNI, Inc.
  • Blessed in Tech, Inc.
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County
  • Center of Help
  • Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis
  • Housing Rehabilitation - Arundel Community Development Service
  • Light House Shelter
  • Newtowne Community Development Corporation
  • OIC
  • Samaritan House

The FY 2017 CDBG application will be available in October and will be due in early December.  Staff will mail a notice when the application is available to all housing and community development organizations and will post the application on this web page.​​​

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’s success in meeting the housing and community development goals and objectives contained in its Five-year Consolidated Housing and Community Development Plan and FY 2015 Annual Action Plan. (DRAFT CAPER FY 2015).

In addition to this web page, copies of the report are available for inspection at the Department of Planning and Zoning, 145 Gorman Street, 3rd floor, Annapolis, MD 21401 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  the Anne Arundel County Library at 1410 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401, and the Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis at 1217 Madison St., Annapolis MD 21403.  

The City intends to submit the Fiscal Year 2015 report to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on September 28, 2015.  Interested persons are encouraged to review and comment on the report.  The City will accept written comments until September 21, 2015. Please send comments to the Department of Planning and Zoning.  The City will evaluate and incorporate the written comments into the final document as appropriate.  Individuals who want to review the report in an accessible format should call the Community Development Administrator at 410-263-7961 x 7798 or Telephone for the Hearing Impaired at Maryland Relay service (711).

For additional information about the CDBG Program, please contact Theresa Wellman, Community Development Administrastor at 410-263-7961 extension 7798 or