Community Development Block Grant Program
What is CDBG?
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a flexible program that provides funding to address a wide range of unique community development needs. The City of Meridian receives CDBG funds annually from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
City of Meridian Objectives
The City has adopted a five (5) year consolidated plan that spans from 2017 to 2021, which focuses on 1) improving accessibility, 2) enhancing homeownership opportunities, and 3) providing social services to Meridian low- and moderate-income residents. All activities that are funded must meet one of these objectives.
Accessing CDBG Funding
Community partners interested in furthering the goals of the consolidated plan are invited to apply for CDBG funding every spring. The Community Development Program Coordinator will work with potential applicants to determine if the project qualifies as a Meridian CDBG project. Recommended projects will be presented to City Council for final approval. See Public Service Application Guidelines and Housing, Public Facility, and Infrastructure Application Guidelines for additional information.
Contact us at any time throughout the year if you would like feedback on a potential project.
Click on the "Announcements" tab for information such as public hearing notices and application announcements.
Program Year 2021 October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2022
- Boys & Girls Club
Scholarship Program for Childcare Assistance at Meridian Facility
- Jesse Tree of Idaho
Emergency Rental Assistance
CARES Act Funding
- NeighborWorks Boise COVID-19 Mortgage Assistance
- Boys & Girls Club COVID-19 Youth Counseling Program
- Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children (IAEYC) COVID-19 Childcare Scholarship Program
Improving Homeownership Opportunities
- NeighborWorks Boise Homeowner Repair Program
- Streetlight installation on Pine and Locust Grove (PY20 project) design phase
- Streetlight installation west of Chief Joseph Elementary (PY20 project) design phase
- Streetlight installation near Meridian High and Meridian Middle (PY21 project) design phase
Chateau Park Playground Accessibility (PY21 project) design phase
- Contractor’s Guide to Davis-Bacon: Prevailing Wage Requirements for Federally-Assisted Construction Projects
- Davis-Bacon Wage Determination
- Making Davis Bacon Work: A Practical Guide for States, Indian Tribes and Local Agencies
- Form: No Work Performed
- Form: Payroll Overview
- Form: Payroll Signature Authorization
- Form: Prime/Subcontractor Certification
- Form: Section 3 Certification
- Form: Section 3 Compliance
- Form: Voluntary Deduction Authorization
- FY21 Income Guidelines (effective June 1, 2021)
- HUD Income Calculator
- Hourly Billing Rate Worksheet
- Map: LMI Area (effective April 1, 2019)
- Map: Redevelopment Area (effective January 16, 2018)
- Playing by the Rules: A Handbook for CDBG Subrecipients on Administrative Systems
- Neighborly Software User Guide
Duplication of Benefits
Federal disaster law prohibits duplication of benefits (DOB), which occurs when an eligible cost has been or will be paid by another source. HUD has compiled the CARES Act Programs Through SBA, FEMA, IRS, Treasury, USDA, and HHS for CDBG Grantees’ Awareness for Duplication of Benefits document to assist grantees and subrecipients in preventing DOB.
City of Meridian Fair Housing Code (Title 1 Chapter 15.3)
City of Meridian Nondiscrimination Codes (Title 1 Chapter 15.1-2)
Our Path Home (services for those experiencing homelessness)
COVID-19: Tenant Guidance: Rent Repayment Plans
COVID-19: If you’re a renter having trouble paying your rent, utilities, or other housing costs – or if you’re a landlord trying to stay afloat with tenants in this situation – help may be available through HUD’s rent relief resources.
Planning and Reporting
The Consolidated Plan identifies the housing and community needs of the City, organizes these needs based on priority, identifies resources that address the community’s needs, and establishes annual goals and objectives to meet those needs within a 5-year plan period
Annual Action Plan
The annual action plan spells out specifically how the City will address the goals and objectives in the Consolidated Plan during the program year.
- PY17 Action Plan (included in Consolidated Plan)
- PY18 Action Plan
- PY18 Amended Action Plan (effective 4/23/19)
- PY19 Action Plan
- PY19 Amended Action Plan (effective 5/13/20)
- CARES Act Action Plan (effective 5/28/20)
- CARES Act Amended AP (effective 3/30/2021) Summary of Changes
Consolidated Plan/Annual Action Plan
The City of Meridian was designated an Entitlement Community by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in 2007. This designation allows the City to receive funds directly from HUD's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program on an annual basis. To receive these funds, the City must submit a Five-Year Consolidated Plan (Con Plan) for program years 2017-2021. The Con Plan describes the anticipated strategies, goals, and community development needs identified during a collaborative process that included input from community members and local entities. The City then submits an Action Plan each year to identify the projects that will be funded that support the goals of the Con Plan.
- April 5, 2022 - Public Hearing (6 pm at City Hall)
- June 24 to July 29, 2022 - Formal Public Comment Period
- June 28 - Public Presentation (4:30 pm at City Hall)
- July 26 - Public Hearing (6 pm at City Hall)
While the formal public comment period is open during a specific time, the City encourages residents to reach out at any time to provide feedback. Please contact Crystal Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org or (208) 489-0575 if you would like additional information.
CARES Act Funding Opportunity
The City of Meridian CDBG Program received funding (CDBG-CV) through the CARES Act to assist in helping to prepare, prevent, and respond to COVID-19. Funds must be 80% spent by May 2023 and fully expended by May 2026.
The City is offering grants to eligible partners (e.g. nonprofit organizations) that provide supportive services to those who have been affected by COVID-19. This is an open application and will be available based on the timelines above or until funds are allocated.
If interested in discussing grant opportunities or to obtain an application, please contact Crystal Campbell at email@example.com or (208) 489-0575. Please remember only applications for public services to prepare, prevent, and respond to COVID-19 will be considered.
Current Meridian CDBG-CV Projects:
- NeighborWorks Boise - Mortgage Assistance
- Boys & Girls Club - Counseling Program
- Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children (IAEYC) - Childcare Scholarship Program