Community Development Block Grants
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING:
2022 Community Development Block Grant
(CDBG) Needs Workshop
Wednesday October 20, 2021 Time: 1:30pm to 3:00 PM
City Council Chambers – 201 S. Cortez and Via Zoom
US: +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 205 6099
Webinar ID: 850 6433 6298
Pass Code 462478
NOTICE OF PUBLIC REVIEW CITY OF PRESCOTT
The 2020 CAPER outlines the City of Prescott’s performance in accomplishing the objectives identified in the City’s Five Year Consolidated Plan and for the use of Community Development Block Grant funds during the 2020 program year. Included in the CAPER is the amount of funds expended to provide for goals set forth in the 2020 Annual Action Plan (July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021).
City of Prescott launches Phase II of the “Prescott CARES” Program.
“The first round of funding helped 18 individuals and businesses with more than $80,000 distributed. We will continue the programming until all funds have been given to support those who need it. The program was developed to help people and businesses who have struggled financially due to the pandemic,” said Heiney. “We want to be sure people can afford housing and we want to support the recovery of businesses that are the lifeblood of our community.”
The CARES funding is made available via the 2020 Federal CARES Act and the US Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD) to help Prescott residents and businesses impacted by the pandemic. Funds will help qualifying Prescott residents with rent, mortgage and utility payments and support struggling businesses.
Phase two applications will be open from July 19th until August 31st 2021. It is expected that additional applications will be accepted in future phases until the funds have been expended. To learn more about Prescott Cares please visit https://www.prescott.org/prescott-cares.html
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 four Five Year Consolidated Plans 2005 – 2009, 2010-2014, 2015-2019, and 2020-2024.
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 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). You can review current or past AAP’s below. Contact the CDBG Grant Coordinator for more information.