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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
do I
Apply?

Accessing CDBG Funding

Community partners interested in furthering the goals of the consolidated plan are invited to apply for CDBG funding every spring. Interested applicants will be asked to submit a Pre-Application Letter of Intent for each activity that funding will be requested for. The Community Development Program Coordinator will work with each potential applicant to determine if the project qualifies as a Meridian CDBG project. Applicants will then submit a full application, which will be reviewed by a scoring committee. Recommended projects will be presented to City Council for final approval.

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CDBG Projects

Program Year 2019 (October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2018)

Public Services

  • Boys & Girls Club
    Scholarship Program at Meridian Facility
  • CATCH, Inc.                                                                SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) Care Coordination
  • The Jesse Tree of Idaho
    Homelessness Prevention

Housing

Homebuyer Assistance Program

Public Facilities/Infrastructure

  1. Streetlight Installation Near Chief Joseph Elementary (funded in PY18)
  2. Streetlight Installation near Meridian Middle and Meridian High Schools
  1. Sidewalk Improvements Near Carlton Avenue (funded in PY17)
  2. East 3rd Street Right-of-Way Improvements

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).                                                            

Announcements

The City of Meridian CDBG Program Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) is available for public comment from November 22, 2019 to December 17, 2019. Comments can be submitted to Crystal Campbell at ccampbell@meridiancity.org or in the Community Development Department of Meridian City Hall. There will be a public hearing on December 17, 2019 during the City Council meeting that begins at 6 pm in Council Chambers at City Hall. If you have questions, please contact Crystal Campbell at (208) 489-0575.

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