DRAFT 2021 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN NOW AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AND COMMENT
The City will accept public comment on the 2021 CDBG Annual Action Plan from April 21 to May 21, 2021. You can view the report on-line here. Hard copies are available in City Hall in the Community Development Department or at the Prescott Public Library on the Second Floor “Ask a Librarian” section. You may also contact the CDBG Grant Coordinator for more information.
Community Development Block Grants
City of Prescott launches “Prescott CARES” Program. The City has been awarded a $427,000 grant 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.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought economic uncertainty to many individuals, families and businesses, both locally and around the world. Beginning April 19, 2021, Prescott residents and businesses can apply for emergency funds through the new Prescott CARES program. The program was created to help individuals and families maintain stable housing and keep businesses viable within the community. To learn more about Prescott Cares please visit https://www.prescott.org/prescott-cares.html or attend one of the April Workshops.
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.