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.

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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. In addition, the City will complete an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing (AI). HUD requires this analysis to ensure communities receiving CDBG funds affirmatively further fair housing. All three plans are now available for public comment. The public comment period for all three plans begins March 18, 2015 and ends April 17, 2015.

Please see the list of public meeting dates below and try to attend one or all of them. Or if there is a specific affordable housing or community development need or issue you would like to comment on, please email them to or mail them to Attn: Theresa Wellman, Community Development, Planning and Zoning 145 Gorman Street, 3rd floor, Annapolis MD 21401.

Calendar for Consolidated Plan and Fair Housing Process
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Draft Plans completed - 30 Day Public comment period begins
Monday, April 13, 2015 City Council approves projects for the FY 2016 Action Plan
Friday April 17, 2015 30-day comment period ends
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 Hearing on draft 5- year Consolidated, Action Plan and AI
Monday, April 27, 2015 Council approves all plans for submission to HUD
Thursday, May 14, 2015 All Plans due at HUD

If you require special accommodation(s) to attend the meetings below or submit comments, please contact Theresa C. Wellman, Community Development Administrator at 410-263-7961, ext. 7798, no later than 6 business days prior to the scheduled meeting date to make arrangements.

Current Annapolis FY2015 CDBG Action Plan

In Fiscal Year 2015, which began July 1, 2014, 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.
  • Center of Help
  • Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis
  • Housing Rehabilitation - Arundel Community Development Services
  • Light House Shelter
  • Newtowne Community Development Corporation
  • OHLA

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)

For additional information about the CDBG Program, please contact Ms. Wellman at 410-263-7961 extension 7798 or