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.
2022-2023 Action Plan
The City of Bellevue has prepared the 2022-2023 Action Plan for CDBG entitlement funding. A draft of the Plan is available for a 30-day comment period that will end on July 18, 2022. A draft copy of the plan is available under the CDBG Documents tab or by contacting the CDBG Specialist.
The City will also be hosting a public hearing during the July 19, 2022, meeting to present the draft Plan to the Bellevue City Council for consideration and obtain additional comments. All comments received during the comment period and public hearing will be included in the final plan when it is approved following the close of the public hearing. All interested organizations, residents, and parties are highly encouraged to attend.
If you have questions regarding the City of Bellevue’s CDBG or CDBG-CV programs, please contact Abby Highland, CDBG Program Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (402)293-3000.