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.

Current Annapolis CDBG Action Plan FY 2017 

In Fiscal Year 201​7, which began July 1, 201​6, 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, Inc.
  • Center of Help
  • Community Action Agency
  • Housing Rehabilitation - Arundel Community Development Service
  • Light House Shelter
  • Newtowne Community Development Corporation
  • OHLA
  • Samaritan House
  • Restoration Community Development Corporation

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF THE CITY OF ANNAPOLIS CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE & EVALUATION REPORT (CAPER) FOR THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM (CDBG) FOR LOCAL FY 2016

In accordance with Title 1 of the National Affordable Housing Act, The City of Annapolis, has prepared its FY 2016 ( July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016) Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report governing its performance applicable to the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) and progress in meeting consolidated plan priority needs and objectives. 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; the Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis at 1217 Madison St., Annapolis MD 21403; and here on the city website.

The City intends to submit the Fiscal Year 2016 report to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on September 28, 2016. Interested persons are encouraged to review and comment on the report. The City will accept written comments until September 23, 2016. 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).

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.

For additional information about the CDBG Program, please contact Theresa Wellman, Community Development Administrator at 410-263-7961 extension 7798 or tcw@annapolis.gov.