Community Development

News & Announcements

City of Poughkeepsie Reopens Application Process for Youth Activities & Opportunities Program

City of Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison announced today that grant applications for the Youth Activities & Opportunities Program are being reopened following a first round of awards earlier this year. The Youth Activities & Opportunities Program was established in 2018. The awards assist local non-profit organizations by providing funding to
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City of Poughkeepsie Releases Proposal to Use COVID-19 Funds, Sets Public Hearing

The City of Poughkeepsie has released its proposal to use $490,255 in Community Development Block Grant funding for coronavirus (COVID-19) recovery efforts. The funds come through the Federal CARES Act and have been allocated to the city by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The funds must be
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Community Development Block Grant COVID (CDBG-CV) 2019 Action Plan Substantial Amendment

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The CARES Act made $490,225 available to the City of Poughkeepsie under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV). These funds are to be used to prevent, prepare for and respond to the
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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.

The deadline for this application is Monday, March 16, 2020 . All applicants must deliver a hard copy to the Office of Social Development located on the 2nd Floor of City Hall as well as an email copy of the application sent to [email protected].

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
The deadline for applications is January 20, 2020

2020 CDBG Application
2020 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