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 Community Development Block Grant Program

 

The City of Meridian is a designated entitlement community by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This designation allows the City to receive funds from HUD's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. The purpose of the Program is to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and expand economic opportunities, especially for low-and -moderate income individuals and families.

  

What is the long-term plan for using CDBG funds to benefit our community?

The City of Meridian adopted the 2012-2016 Consolidated Plan in August 2012. This plan sets the spending priorities for the City of Meridian's Community Development Block Grant funds for the next five years, and it is based on an analysis of current conditions and input from the citizens of Meridian. These documents can be accessed via the links below. If you have any questions about the Community Development Block Grant program, please contact Sean Kelly, the CDBG Administrator at skelly@meridiancity.org

 

What is the City doing this year with the CDBG funds?

The City of Meridian has adopted the annual Action Plan for the  CDBG Program Year 2014 (October 1, 2014-September 30, 2015). The PY2014 Action Plan identifies how the City will utilize its annual entitlement funding for the benefit of the low to moderate income individuals and households within the City. Below is a table outlining the allocation of PY2014 CDBG funds. The Façade Improvements project for the Meridian Community Center was unable to move forward, as such, a Substantial Amendment has been proposed and approved by City Council to amend the PY2014 Action Plan. That proposed PY2014 amendment can be found here, and is awaiting HUD approval.

   

PY2014 Category & Activities

Activity Total

Categorical Total

Administration & Planning (no more than 20% of Entitlement Grant)

 

Administration

$40,091.00

 

Fair Housing Outreach and Education

$3,000.00

 

SUBTOTAL

 

$43,091.00

Suitable Living Environment

 

 

Public Facility

 

$50,000.00

Fitness Path/Meridian Elementary

$50,000.00

 

 

 

 

Public Service (no more than 15% of Entitlement Grant)

 

$45,000.00

Hunger Relief/Meridian Food Bank

$27,000.00

 

Homeless Case Management/CATCH

$18,000.00

 

SUBTOTAL

 

$95,000.00

Economic Opportunity

 

 

Public Facility

 

 

Façade Improvements/Meridian Community Center

$162,000.00

 

SUBTOTAL

 

$162,000.00

TOTAL

 

$300,091.00

 

What is the city doing next year with CDBG Funds? 

The City of Meridian is drafting the annual Action Plan for the CDBG Program Year 2015 (October 1, 2015-September 30, 2016). Below are the proposed projects and activities for the coming year. On August 11th, 2015, the city will hold a public hearing on the below proposed PY2015 Annual Action Plan. All community members are invited, and all input is welcome. If you would like a copy of the most recent draft, please email skelly@meridiancity.org.

 

Proposed PY2015 Category & Activities

Activity Total

Categorical Total

Administration & Planning (no more than 20% of Entitlement Grant)

 

Administration

$62,971.40

 

Fair Housing Outreach and Education

$3,000.00

 

SUBTOTAL

 

$65,971.40

Suitable Living Environment

 

 

Public Facility

 

$164,393.56

Picnic Shelter-Recreational Facility/Meridian Elementary

$65,000.00

 

Five Mile Pathway /Meridian Parks and Recreation 

$85,643.56

 

Building Brush-Up/Boys & Girls Club

$13,750.00

 

 

 

 

Public Service (no more than 15% of Entitlement Grant)

 

$49,478.55

Hunger Relief/Meridian Food Bank

$31,278.55

 

Homeless Case Management/CATCH

$13,200.00

 

Senior’s Resource Guide/Senior Advisory Council

$5,000.00

 

SUBTOTAL

 

$213,872.11

Decent Housing

 

 

Homes

 

$100,000.00 

Down-payment Assistance/Neighborhood Housing Services

$50,000.00

($49,986.51 from PY’s 11, 12 & 13) 

Down-payment Assistance/Boise City Ada County Housing Authority

$50,000.00

 

SUBTOTAL

 

$100,000.00

TOTAL

 

$329,857.00

 

How were CDBG funds expended last year to benefit our community?

Each year, the City prepares a detailed report (Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report or CAPER) of how CDBG funds were expended during the previous program year. The report compares how the expenditures relate to the goals established in the Consolidated Plan. If you would like to see how these funds were used during Program Year 2013 (October 1, 2013--September 30, 2014), you can access the PY2013 report here. 

 

 CDBG Program Information

 Protect Your Family from Lead Based Paint Hazards  

 PY2014 Action Plan 

 PY2013 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)    

 PY2013 Action Plan  

 PY2012 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)  

 PY2012 Action Plan  

 2012-2016 Consolidated Plan  

 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice Report 2012   

 Meridian CDBG Program Documents       

 Housing Resources     

 Lead Based Paint Information & Resources                

 Continuum of Care Community Update   

 
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