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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).

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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.

How
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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.

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CDBG Projects

Program Year 2021                                                    October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2022

Public Services

CARES Act Funding

Improving Homeownership Opportunities

  • NeighborWorks Boise                                                           Homeowner Repair Program 

Improving Accessibility

  1.  Streetlight installation on Pine and Locust Grove (PY20 project) design phase
  2.  Streetlight installation west of Chief Joseph Elementary (PY20 project) design phase
  3.  Streetlight installation near Meridian High and Meridian Middle (PY21 project) design phase

Chateau Park Playground Accessibility (PY21 project) design phase

Planning and Reporting

Consolidated Plan

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.

 

 

CAPER

At the end of each program year, the City provides a summary of expenditures and related accomplishments to the public and HUD. This annual assessment is called the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).                                                            

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.  

Important dates:

  • 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 ccampbell@meridiancity.org or (208) 489-0575 if you would like additional information.

Draft Con Plan Goals and Priority Needs

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 ccampbell@meridiancity.org 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:

Crystal Campbell
Phone: 208-489-0575
ccampbell@meridiancity.org