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 drafted and adopted the annual Action Plan for the CDBG Program Year 2017 (October 1, 2017-September 30, 2018). The City held a public comment period between June 23rd, 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 for this upcoming program year by clicking on the heading of this section.
The City of Meridian has drafted and adopted the annual Action Plan for the CDBG Program Year 2018 (October 1, 2018-September 30, 2019). The City held a public comment period between June 15th, 2018 and July 24th, 2018, and, on July 17th, 2018 and July 24th, 2018, the city held public hearings to hear testimony from citizens on the plans. This Program Year 2018 Action Plan was approved by the Meridian City Council on July 24th, 2018 via resolution and has been submitted to HUD for final review and approval.
The City of Meridian 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.
In addition, the City has released the Program Year 2016 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) which is an annual, federally-mandated document that reviews and accounts for the City's CDBG activities, strategic goals, financial and goal performance, and overall program accomplishments during this last program year (October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017). This plan, along with its appendix reports, is available online below.
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 City expects federal approval of this plan by the end of calendar year 2017. 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.
In addition, the City of Meridian is currently reviewing a proposed designation of a new Redevelopment Area in the Downtown area. This plan will allow CDBG funds to be invested into the defined area of the community that is currently ineligible to utilize CDBG funds. You can review this plan and area designation here (appendices are available upon request). The Mayor and Meridian City Council invite property owners of properties in this proposed area to come to the January 16th, 2018 City Council Meeting at 6:00PM at Meridian City Hall to learn more, ask questions, and provide a response about this proposed plan and area designation.