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 developed the first Five Year Consolidated Plan 2005 – 2009 and a One Year Action Plan 2005. During this first 2005-2009 Consolidated Plan the CDBG Program facilitated and funded infrastructure improvements, (sidewalks and street paving, rehabilitated low income limited clientele rental units, renovations at residential treatment facilities, worked with Habitat for Humanity to have a tool lending program for the Brush with Kindness program, provided support for a coordinator at the Prescott Area Women’s Shelter, supplied bed night dollars to Project Aware as well as assistance dollars for case management of homeless vets, provided funding to Meals on Wheels Homebound Program for the Elderly and renovation projects for Catholic Charities duplex rehabilitation.
CDBG Consolidated Plan
On May 12, 2015 at the conclusion of a six month planning process, the Prescott City Council adopted the 2015 – 2020 Community Development Block Grant(CDBG) Consolidated Plan. 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) for the five-year period beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2020. CDBG funds must be used to benefit low and moderate income 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
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 Allocation Plan (AAP). Contact your CDBG Grant Administrator for information.