Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
The Community Development Block Grant is a federally funded formula-based grant that is allocated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to eligible cities. The Community Development Block Grant provides funds to improve the quality-of-life of residents through the planning and development of municipal infrastructure and public amenities. This grant award allows the City to carry out a wide range of community development activities directed towards program administration, city infrastructure, demolition and revitalization of city neighborhoods, rehabilitation of existing housing, homelessness and homeless prevention, youth services, health services, 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:
- Benefit low- and moderate-income persons,
- Prevention or elimination of slums or blight,
- 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.
There are stringent rules that accompany Federal funds, the City encourages persons interested in applying for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to read carefully through the first section of the City’s CDBG Funding Application. There is strong competition for these funds and there are many community needs. Awards for these funds will be made based on the highest benefit to our citizens.
Questions regarding the preparation of this application should be directed to The Social Development Director at 845-451-4046.
CDBG Policies and Procedures
CDBG Annual Action Plan
The CDBG Annual Action Plan is a 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 and monetary allocations that the City and local nonprofit organizations will undertake using CDBG funds to achieve the objectives in the Consolidated 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.
Citizen Participation Plan (CPP)
The Citizen Participation Plan (CPP) was amended in accordance with Section 104(a)(3) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. The 24 CFR 91.105 Federal regulations outline the “citizen participation” requirements. This document has been established in order for the City of Poughkeepsie to comply with the requirements of these regulations. The CPP sets forth the City’s policies and procedures for attaining citizen input, participation, and comment on the federally-funded programs, specifically the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG). Citizen input regarding the use of federal funds received annually from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is vital.