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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. 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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CDBG Projects

Program Year 2019                                                    October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2020

Public Services

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

CARES Act Funding

Housing

Homebuyer Assistance Program

Public Facilities/Infrastructure

  1. Streetlight Installation Near Chief Joseph Elementary (PY18 project)
  2. Streetlight Installation near Meridian Middle and Meridian High Schools

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

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.

Click here for an overview of the PY20 Action Plan.

Click here for the PY20 Action Plan Flyer.

Click here for the PY20 Draft Action Plan.

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 ccampbell@meridiancity.org or (208) 489-0575.

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