Community Development Block Grants
The Community Development Block Grant program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Community Development Block Grants help communities provide decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate income.
HUD awards grants to entitlement community grantees to carry out a wide range of community development activities directed toward revitalizing neighborhoods, economic development and providing improved community facilities and services. Entitlement communities develop their own programs and funding priorities.
- Prescott qualified as an entitlement community in 2005 and has since developed the three Five Year Consolidated Plans 2005 – 2009, 2010-2014, and 2015-2019
Prescott is currently writing its 2020-2025 Consolidated Plan and will be doing community surveys and engagement to determine the priorities for the next five years. The Five-Year Plan provides the framework for the use of CDBG funding received by the City of Prescott from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). CDBG funds must be used to benefit low and moderate income (LMI) households and neighborhoods. Eligible CDBG activities fall into three broad categories:
- Neighborhood Revitalization, Public Services and Facilities
- Human Services and Economic Opportunities
- Decent Affordable Housing
The Prescott CDBG Program has facilitated and funded: Area LMI benefit infrastructure improvements, (sidewalks and street paving), rehab of low income limited clientele rental units, renovation at residential treatment facilities, a tool lending program, transportation for low income seniors and disabled residents, renovation of two ADA restrooms in public buildings, improved Granite Creek Park, created an outdoor learning center for LMI youth, upgraded veterans affordable housing, coordinated outreach for homeless veterans, improved the quality, efficiency and safety of local shelters, supported Meals on Wheels programming and more.
CDBG Program Year 2020 Application Materials
The City of Prescott will be holding a grant application workshop on Wednesday January 22nd from 1:30pm to 3:00pm at the Public Library Founders Suite.
2018 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER)
Each year, in addition to submitting an Annual Action Plan to HUD, the City is required to report on program activities. The 2018 CAPER is now available for public review and comment. It will be submitted to HUD in early January after the review period has passed.
CDBG Annual Allocation Plan
Each year the City funds a number of projects with the CDBG funds available. Those projects are included in an Annual Action Plan (AAP). Contact the CDBG Grant Coordinator for more information.