Community Development Block Grant
The Clark County Board of Councilors will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, the 27th day of September 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in the Councilors' Hearing Room, 6th Floor, Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin Street, Vancouver, Washington to review and comment on the Community Development Block Grant and Home Investment Partnerships Program Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report for program year 2015.
Copies of the DRAFT 2015 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report can be found on the Clark County Department of Community Services CDBG/HOME program webpage at https://www.clark.wa.gov/community-services/documents.
More information concerning this matter may be obtained by contacting Michael Torres, Housing and Community Development Program Manager, Department of Community Services, 1601 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Bldg. 17-A419, Vancouver, Washington, telephone (360) 397-2130.
Any person wishing to give testimony on the CAPER or on potential uses of 2017 Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnerships funds should appear at the time, date, and place above stated.
Since 1985, Clark County has received over one million dollars annually in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. Congress created the CDBG Program with the enactment of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. The Department of Housing and Urban Development, through the CDBG Program, annually allocates these funds in a single or "block" grant to eligible cities and counties with the objective of improving communities. The funds are then distributed to municipalities, organizations, and groups through a competitive application process.
Who can apply for funds?
CDBG funds can only be awarded to cities, non-profits, and private companies, not to private individuals. Families wishing to rehabilitate their home can use funds through the Housing Preservation Program.
In order to qualify for CDBG funding, a project must meet one of the three National Objectives. The principal National Objective is that the project must primarily benefit persons of low and moderate income. The project must also be an eligible activity.