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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.

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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. 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.

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 2018: October 1, 2018 – September 30, 2019

Ada County Housing Authority (ACHA)
Homebuyer Assistance Program

City of Meridian – Public Works Department
Streetlight Installation near Chief Joseph Elementary

Meridian Development Corporation (MDC)
E. 3rd Street Right of Way Improvements

Meridian Library District
ADA Restroom Upgrade for Cherry Lane Facility

Boys & Girls Club
Scholarship Program at Meridian Facility

Meridian Food Bank
Hunger Relief Program

The Jesse Tree of Idaho
Homelessness Prevention

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

2017-2021 Consolidated Plan

  • Redevelopment Report (for more information about a specific lot in this report, contact Crystal Campbell)

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.



PY2017 Annual Action Plan (included in Consolidated Plan)

PY2018 Annual Action Plan


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).



The annual CDBG Program application is available from March 15 to April 14, 2019! 



PY18 Draft Action Plan open for public comment from March 22, 2019 to April 23, 2019.  Comments can be sent to Crystal Campbell at or presented at the public hearing during the City Council meeting on April 23, 2019.  Please see links below for a full description of the changes.

Crystal Campbell
Phone: 208-489-0575