Community Development Block Grant Program

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

Each year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Community Development (HUD) distributes community development block grant funds to cities for their local community development projects. The City of Annapolis distributes these funds through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. For the past 29 years, the City has used its CDBG funds to provide homeownership opportunities, housing rehabilitation services, and support for various public service organizations.

CDBG Application Process

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. The Committee recommends the funding to the City Council, which approves all CDBG-funded projects. The approved projects then become the basis for the CDBG Action Plan.

Each year in October, the Community Development Division solicits applications for the upcoming fiscal year.

CDBG Action Plan

Each year the City the city submits a CDBG Action Plan to HUD. This plan outlines how the City's will use its CDBG funds to carry out the strategies outlined in the Five-Year Consolidated Housing and Community Development Strategic Plan.   The Action Plan for FY2015 is now available for public comment.  Please see "Public Notice for FY2015 CDBG Draft Action Plan."

FY 2014 Awards


In Fiscal Year 2014, which began July 1, 2013 the City received $247,308 in CDBG Entitlement funds, a 16% increase from previous years. Of this amount, the city spent 85 percent on capital projects and 15 percent on public service projects.
  • Anne Arundel County Community Action Agency
  • Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center
  • Arundel Lodge, Inc. 
  • The ARC of the Chesapeake Region
  • Center of Help
  • Housing Rehabilitation - Arundel Community Development Services
  • Light House Shelter
  • Newtowne Community Development Corporation
  • OIC Job Readiness Center
  • OHLA

Consolidated Housing and Community Development Plan

The Five-Year Consolidated Housing and Community Development Strategic Plan outlines the City's priorities for the CDBG funds it receives from HUD. Three national goals serve as the overall framework for the use of these resources and guide the Consolidated Plan:

  • Provide decent housing, including, assisting homeless persons obtain affordable housing; assisting persons at risk of becoming homeless; retention of affordable housing stock; increase the availability of affordable permanent housing in standard condition for low income households, increasing the supply of supportive housing for persons with special needs (including persons with HIV/AIDS); and providing affordable housing that is accessible to job opportunities.
  • Provide a suitable living environment, including, improving the safety and livability of neighborhoods; increasing access to quality public and private facilities and services; reducing the isolation of income groups within areas through spatial deconcentration of housing opportunities for lower income persons and revitalization of deteriorating neighborhoods; restoring and preserving properties of special historic, architectural, or aesthetic value; and conservation of energy resources.
  • Expand economic opportunities, including, job creation and retention; establishment, stabilization and expansion of small businesses (including micro-businesses); provision of public services concerned with employment; provision of jobs for low income persons; increasing availability of mortgages at reasonable rates; financing for low income persons using non discriminatory lending practices, access to capital and credit for activities that promote the long term economic and social viability of the community; and empowerment and self sufficiency of low income persons to reduce generational poverty in federally assisted housing and public housing.

Amendments to Action Plans

From time to time, the City may amend its Action Plan to include additional projects or cancel a project that may not go forward. The City made the following amendments to its FY 2011 Action Plan:

Amendment 1

The City of Annapolis is amended FY 2011 Action Plan by allocating $73,250 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the Housing Rehabilitation Program to defray the cost of rehabilitation administration.

Amendment 2

The City of Annapolis is amended its FY 2011 Action Plan by allocating $68,000 - $80,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from program income to defray the cost of construction of a full sized basketball court in Annapolis Gardens on Croll Drive, Annapolis MD.

Amendment 3

The City of Annapolis is amended its FY 2011 Action Plan by allocating $72,148 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from program income to defray the cost of replacing 17 windows at the Stanton Community Center.

Amendment 4

The City of Annapolis amended its FY 2011 Action Plan by canceling $68,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from program income to defray the cost of construction of a full sized basketball court in Annapolis Gardens on Croll Drive, Annapolis MD to using those funds to repair the Community Health Center of Parole on Drew Street.

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 Five-year Consolidated Housing and Community Development Plan and FY 2014 Annual Action Plan. (CAPER FY 2014)

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., at www.annapolis.gov, and at the Anne Arundel County Library at 1410 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401.

The City intends to submit the Fiscal Year 2014 report to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on September 26, 2014.  Interested persons are encouraged to review and comment on the report.  The City will accept written comments until September 23, 2014. Please send comments to the Community Development Administrator at the Department of Planning and Zoning, 145 Gorman Street, Annapolis MD 21401.  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 C. Wellman, Community Development Administrator at 410-263-7961 extension 7798 or tcw@annapolis.gov.