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.
Contact us at any time throughout the year if you would like feedback on a potential project.
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Program Year 2019 October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2020
- Boys & Girls Club
Scholarship Program at Meridian Facility
- CATCH, Inc. SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) Care Coordination
- Jesse Tree of Idaho
CARES Act Funding
- Allumbaugh House
COVID-19 Case Management for Behavioral Health Crisis
- NeighborWorks Boise COVID-19 Mortgage Assistance
- Jesse Tree of Idaho
COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance
Homebuyer Assistance Program
- Streetlight Installation Near Chief Joseph Elementary (PY18 project)
- Streetlight Installation near Meridian Middle and Meridian High Schools
- Meridian Development Corporation (MDC)Sidewalk Improvements Near Carlton Avenue (PY17 project)
- 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
- FY20 Income Guidelines (effective July 1, 2020)
- FY19 Income Guidelines (effective April 24, 2019)
- 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
- ZoomGrants Reimbursement Request Guide
- ZoomGrants Reporting Guide
City of Meridian Fair Housing Website
Our Path Home (services for those experiencing homelessness)
Fair Housing Act
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.
CARES Act Funding
On March 27, 2020 the CARES Act was signed that provides additional funding to Meridian’s CDBG Program to prevent, prepare, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The City submitted a plan to HUD that designates all CARES Act funding to public services, with a priority on homelessness prevention, food security, services related to domestic/intimate partner violence, and services related to behavioral health. The following projects have been selected:
- Jesse Tree’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program - One-time rental assistance to Meridian residents who are at immediate risk of homelessness. Funds will be used for direct payment to landlord and staff time for case management.
- NeighborWorks Boise Mortgage Assistance Program - Up to three months of mortgage assistance to Meridian residents who are adversely affected by COVID-19. Funds will be used for direct payment to lenders and staff time to administer the program. This program is a coordinated effort between Meridian and Boise CDBG Programs.
- Allumbaugh House - Case management for individuals who struggle with mental health and/or substance use disorders. Funds will be used for case management staff time. This position is being split between Meridian and Boise CDBG Programs based on the anticipated number of participants served from each City.
Program Year 2020 (PY20) Action Plan
October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021
The PY20 Action Plan is open for public comment beginning June 19, 2020 and will end at the public hearing on July 21, 2020. The Action Plan serves as the annual application for CDBG funding and provides an outline of proposed projects and intended accomplishments for the upcoming year.
The following presentations of the PY20 AP are available to the public:
- July 7, 2020 during the City Council meeting
- July 21, 2020 during the City Council meeting
Questions and comments can be provided during the above forums or by contacting Crystal Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org or (208) 489-0575.