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 persons of low and moderate income.

Community Development Block Grant Program Logo

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, based on its Five-Year Consolidated Housing and Community Development Strategic Plan. For the past 30 years, the City has used its CDBG funds to provide homeownership opportunities, housing rehabilitation services, and support for various human service organizations.

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.

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.

  • 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

CDBG Application Process for FY 2016

The City of Annapolis is inviting housing and community development organizations to submit applications for projects for FY 2016 CDBG program. We will accept applications from Thursday, November 15, 2014 to the deadline Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 4:30 p.m.

New Five Year Housing and Community Development Consolidated 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 set for the number and type of households the City expects to assist.

The City is now completing the last year of the current Five-Year Consolidated Housing and Community Development Strategic Plan and is starting the process for developing its next plan that will cover FY 2016 – 2020. Consequently, the community development staff will begin meeting stakeholders from different housing and community development organizations to help develop this plan, which sets priorities for using CDBG funding for the next five years. 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.

Your input in this process is encouraged and welcomed. Therefore, the City is conducting a survey and holding meetings to identify residents' needs in the community and ideas on how the residents would like to see funds budgeted under the CDBG Program. Please take a few minutes and complete this confidential survey to the best of your ability.  

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/cityofannapolis 

Also, 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 tcw@annapolis.gov or mail them to Attn: Theresa Wellman, Community Development, Planning and Zoning 145 Gorman Street, 3rd floor, Annapolis MD 21401. Thank you for your assistance in helping us to identify residents' needs in Annapolis.  

 

Calendar for Consolidated Plan and Fair Housing Process
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 Needs Hearing for 5-Year Consolidated Plan, Action Plan and Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing (AI)
Thursday, December 4, 2104 CDBG Applications due
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 First Public Hearing; Organizations present CDBG projects to Housing and Community Development Committee (HCDC)
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Draft Consolidated Plan completed - 30 Day Public comment period begins
Monday, April 13, 2015 City Council approves projects for the FY 2016 Action Plan
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 Second Public Hearing on draft 5- year Consolidated, Action Plan and AI
Monday, April 27, 2015 Council approves all plans for submission to HUD
Thursday, May 15, 2014 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.

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 2014 FINAL)

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.