Community Development

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City Expands Youth Program Funding

The nine-member Common Council has unanimously adopted a mid-year budget amendment which expands funding for youth services in the City of Poughkeepsie, Mayor Rob Rolison announced. The Youth Activities & Opportunities Program was established in 2018. The awards assist local non-profit organizations by providing funding to support clubs and leagues
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Grant Opportunities

City of Poughkeepsie Youth Activities and Opportunities Grant

The City of Poughkeepsie Youth Activities and Opportunities Grant provides funding to organizations, clubs, leagues, and/or educational institutions or groups that offer opportunities for City of Poughkeepsie children to participate in community based youth programs, projects, activities, and camps that emphasize active lifestyles, foster youth development, facilitate performance, provide instructional guidance, and engender a spirit of community in the City of Poughkeepsie.

Youth Grant Application
Youth Grant Policies and Procedures

City of Poughkeepsie Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

The Community Development Block Grant is a Federal Grant that is awarded to entitled cities and counties through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. This grant award allows the City of Poughkeepsie to carry out a wide range of community development activities directed towards revitalizing neighborhoods, economic development, and providing community facilities and services.  

Eligibility for participation as an entitlement community is based on population data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau and metropolitan area delineations published by the Federal Office of Management and Budget. HUD determines the amount of each entitlement grantee’s annual funding allocation by a statutory dual formula which uses several objective measures of community needs, including the extent of poverty, population, housing overcrowding, age of housing and population growth lag in relationship to other metropolitan areas.

CDBG funds may be used for a variety of activities. Every activity must meet one of the national objectives for the program:

  1. Benefit low- and moderate-income persons,
  2. Prevention or elimination of slums or blight,
  3. Address community development needs having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community for which other funding is not available.

CDBG Application

2019 CDBG Application
2019 CDBG Expenditures Claim Form 

CDBG Policies and Procedures

CDBG Policies & Procedures

CDBG Annual Action Plan

The CDBG Annual Action Plan is comprehensive document detailing the specific activities that will carry out the Consolidated Plan’s priorities and goals. The Annual Action Plan outlines the specific projects the City will undertake using CDBG funds to achieve the objectives in the Consolidated Plan.

2019 CDBG Annual Action Plan

CDBG Consolidated Plan  

The CDBG Consolidated Plan is a comprehensive document promoting a coordinated approach by The City of Poughkeepsie and Dutchess County to address housing and community needs, and foster the coordination of all programs funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The Plan outlines the priorities by which the City and County’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Programs, HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) Program and Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program will be invested over the next two years. 

2017-2019 Consolidated Plan