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.
The City of Meridian has 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. Below is a table outlining the approved funding allocations for PY2016 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). This plan is currently undergoing federal review at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.. The City held a public comment period between June 23th, 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 under review for this upcoming program year by clicking on the heading of this section.
The City also produces a Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) at the end of every program year. The full PY2015 Action Plan can be found here with an overview of funding decisions available by clicking the heading of this section.
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 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.