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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.

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CDBG Projects

Program Year 2020                                                    October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2021

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
  1.  Sidewalk Improvements from Five Mile Pathway to Lakes Ave. along Fairview (PY19 project) in progress

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).                                                            

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:

Advance Child Tax Credit

The Child Tax Credit is a tax benefit that provides money to support families for every child in their care. In 2021, it was expanded and is now available to most families with a child 17 or under.  See links below for more information.

Public Comment/Public Hearing

The City of Meridian CDBG Program Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) is available for public comment from November 19, 2021 to December 7, 2021.  Comments can be submitted to Crystal Campbell at ccampbell@meridiancity.org.  There will be a public hearing on December 7, 2021 during the City Council meeting that begins at 6 pm.  Please join us in person or at https://meridiancity.org/live

If you have questions, including a request for an accommodation to participate in the public hearing or to access the document, please contact Crystal at ccampbell@meriidancity.org or (208) 489-0575.

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