**Program Year 2018 CDBG DRAFT Annual Action Plan OPEN for Public Comment**

The City of Meridian's Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2018 (October 1, 2018 - September 30, 2019) is available for public review and comment here. This plan is designed to outline the City's plan for the use of its Program Year 2018 CDBG grant funds. Public Notices have been published on June 15, 2018 in the Meridian Press and Idaho Statesman. Below is the content of those notices outlining the public comment, hearing, and review processes for this plan:

                                                                        NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

                                                            Regarding Meridian’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

The City of Meridian has been designated an Entitlement Community by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This designation allows the City to receive funds annually from HUD’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. The City anticipates that it will receive an allocation of $422,148 on October 1, 2018. In order to receive these funds, the City must submit to HUD an Annual Action Plan identifying the projects and goals the City will undertake to create new jobs, increase affordable and accessible housing, and revitalize Meridian neighborhoods during the next Program Year.

ALL CITIZENS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND A PUBLIC HEARING ON TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2018 AT 6:00P.M. in the Meridian City Council Chambers, Meridian City Hall, 33 E. Broadway Avenue, Meridian, Idaho, regarding the City’s 2018 CDBG Annual Action Plan. At this meeting, open oral and written public comments on the two plans will be accepted. Special invitation is extended to persons with disabilities, residents of assisted housing, and Meridian business and property owners. Meridian City Hall is a handicapped accessible facility.  Individuals requiring accommodation of physical, sight, or hearing impairments or language interpretation please contact the City Clerk at (208) 888-4433.  All citizens may review the draft action plan and provide testimony and comments on it. Copies of the draft plan are available beginning June 15, 2018 at the Meridian City Hall in the Community Development Department, and on the City’s CDBG website, http://www.meridiancity.org/cdbg.

A PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD WILL BE OPEN FROM JUNE 15, 2018 AND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH JULY 24, 2018.  During this period, oral and written comments about the 2018 Annual Action Plan will be accepted. All comments received will be reviewed, considered, and included in the final version of the plan. All comments should be addressed to Christopher Pope in the City Community Development Department, who may be contacted by mail: City of Meridian, Community Development Department, 33 E. Broadway Ave., Ste.102, Meridian, ID 83642; by phone: (208) 884-5533; by fax: (208) 888-6854; or by e-mail: cpope@meridiancity.org.

 

These processes will inform staff of any edits or revisions to the proposed projects or plan content that should be made before the City Council adopts the plan and submits it to HUD. If you would like more information about the plan, a presentation on the plan will be given by staff at the June 19th Meridian City Council Meeting at Meridian City Hall at 6pm. Another presentation will be given with project descriptions from the plan's funded organizations at the Meridian City Council Workshop on July 10th at Meridian City Hall at 3pm.

For more information about the City's goals, priorities, and regulations about what makes an eligible project, see the 2018 CDBG Informational Workshop Presentation Slides.

 

Program Background

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.

Program Activities and Goals

What is the City doing this year with CDBG Funds?

The City of Meridian has drafted and adopted the annual Action Plan for the CDBG Program Year 2017 (October 1, 2017-September 30, 2018). The City held a public comment period between June 23rd, 2017 and July 25th, 2017, and, on July 25th, 2017, the city held a public hearing to hear testimony from citizens on the plans. You can access the Program Year 2017 Action Plan as part of the 2017-2021 Five-year Consolidated Plan here. You can also see the funding recommendations for this upcoming program year by clicking on the heading of this section.    

What did the City do last year with the CDBG funds?

The City of Meridian adopted the annual Action Plan for the CDBG Program Year 2016 (October 1, 2016-September 30, 2017). The PY2016 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. Linked to the heading of this section is a table outlining the allocation of PY2016 CDBG funds. 

In addition, the City has released  the Program Year 2016 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) which is an annual, federally-mandated document that reviews and accounts for the City's CDBG activities, strategic goals, financial and goal performance, and overall program accomplishments during this last program year (October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017). This plan, along with its appendix reports, is available online below.

Program Year 2016 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (PY2016 CAPER) 

  1. Appendices:
  2. PR03: CDBG Activity Summary Report
  3. PR06: Summary of Consolidated Plan Projects for PY2016
  4. PR23: CDBG Summary of Accomplishments
  5. PR26: CDBG Financial Summary Report
  6. PR50: Selected CDBG Expenditure Report
  7. PR56: CDBG Timeliness Report
  8. PR83 Part 1: CDBG Performance Measures Report
  9. PR83 Part 2: CDBG Performance Measures Report
  10. PR83 Part 3: CDBG Performance Measures Report
  11. PR84: CDBG Strategy Area and Local Target Area Report
  12.  

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

The City of Meridian has recently drafted and adopted the 2017-2021 Five-year Consolidated Plan. This plan sets the spending priorities for the City of Meridian's Community Development Block Grant funds for the next five years, and is currently under federal review at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. The City expects federal approval of this plan by the end of calendar year 2017. The contents of this plan are based on an analysis of current conditions in the City and on input from the citizens of Meridian. 

Information on previous the previous 2012-2016 Five-year Consolidated Plan can be found here.

In addition, the City of Meridian is currently reviewing a proposed designation of a new Redevelopment Area in the Downtown area. This plan will allow CDBG funds to be invested into the defined area of the community that is currently ineligible to utilize CDBG funds. You can review this plan and area designation here (appendices are available upon request). The Mayor and Meridian City Council invite property owners of properties in this proposed area to come to the January 16th, 2018 City Council Meeting at 6:00PM at Meridian City Hall to learn more, ask questions, and provide a response about this proposed plan and area designation. 

Other Program Information & Resources

2017 Community Development Block Grant Program Information Sessions – Presentation Slides

Protect Your Family from Lead Based Paint Hazards

Meridian CDBG Program Documents

Housing Resources

Lead Based Paint Information & Resources

Continuum of Care Community Update

PY2015 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)

PY2015 Action Plan I Substantial Amendment 1 I 2015 Substantial Amendment 2

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

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice Report 2012