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 firstname.lastname@example.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 Improvement 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 PY2014 amendment can be found here.
The City also produces a Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) at the end of every program year. This year, our public comment period was opened on the 30th of November, 2015, and culminated at a public hearing at City Council on the 15th of December, 2015. A copy of this past years Draft CAPER is available here as an Executive Summary. You can view the full CAPER here.
What is the city doing next
year with CDBG Funds?
The City of Meridian has drafted 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 held a public hearing on the below proposed PY2015 Annual Action Plan. The Action Plan was submitted to HUD and is awaiting approval. If you would like a copy of the most recent draft, please email email@example.com.
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
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PY2015 Action Plan
PY2014 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
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
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Meridian CDBG Program Documents
Lead Based Paint Information & Resources
Continuum of Care Community Update