CDBG Program Overview
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program provides entitled cities and counties with annual funding and resources that can be used to address the particular needs of their community. The program was established by the Federal Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (42 USC 5301) and is administered nationally by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
As the nation’s eighth largest federal grant program, the CDBG program impacts a community’s housing stock, business environment, neighborhoods and public facilities. The objectives of the CDBG program are to develop a viable urban community by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low- and moderate income.
City of Bellevue CDBG Program
Bellevue has been accepted into the CDBG entitlement program beginning in the 2011 fiscal year. As an entitlement community, Bellevue can develop their own CDBG program and funding priorities.The community needs and priorities are outlined in the Consolidated Plan, which is currently being developed. An Annual Action Plan then outlines each year’s projects selected to meet those priorities.
The City provides a portion of its CDBG funds annually on a competitive basis to eligible outside agencies for specific eligible activities that meet CDBG requirements and that will further the City’s goals and objectives. For more information, please use the navigation to the left to view the CDBG guide, forms, and additional information.
The City of Bellevue has been fortunate to receive a special allocation to our Community Development Block Grant funds that will be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19). This allocation was authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Public Law 116-136, which was signed by President Trump on March 27, 2020, to respond to the growing effects of this historic public health crisis.
The City of Bellevue received a total of $ 422,032 in CDBG-CV allocation to projects to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus in Bellevue. The projects approved for funding are outlined in the CDBG-CV Substantial Amendment documents available under Document and Forms. This webpage will be updated as more information becomes available regarding CDBG-CV funding.
2021-2022 Action Plan
The City is in the process of preparing the 2021-2022 Action Plan for CDBG funding which is due to HUD by August 15, 2021. As part of the process, the City of Bellevue allocates CDBG entitlement funding through an application process to eligible applicants and projects.
The 2021-2022 CDBG Application Guidelines and Form is available under the documents tab on the left side of the CDBG page. To be considered for funding, applications are due May 3, 2021, by 4:30 p.m. to the Finance Department in the Bellevue City Offices.
Due to the ongoing efforts to contain COVID-19 and protect residents, HUD has provided a waiver to allow for public hearings and meetings to be held virtually in lieu of in-person to fulfill public hearing requirements imposed by regulations at 24 CFR 570 and by the City of Bellevue’s Citizen Participation Plan for the preparation of the 2021-2022 Action Plan.
The City of Bellevue will hold a virtual technical assistance workshop on Thursday, April 8th, at 1:00 p.m. to review the application process and required forms. To participate in the workshop, please contact the CDBG Program Administrator by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (402)293-3000, or at (443) 655-2123. A link to participate in the virtual workshop is available by clicking here.
If you have questions concerning the City of Bellevue’s CDBG or CDBG-CV programs, please contact Abby Highland, CDBG Program Administrator, at email@example.com or by phone at (402)293-3000, or (443)655-2123.