Community Development Block Grant Program
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).
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.
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.
Click on the "Announcements" tab for information such as public hearing notices and application announcements.
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)
Sidewalk Improvements Near Carlton Avenue
Meridian Library District
ADA Restroom Upgrade for Cherry Lane Facility
Boys & Girls Club
Scholarship Program at Meridian Facility
The Jesse Tree of Idaho
Section 215 (for projects that qualify as Affordable Housing)
- Contractor’s Guide to Davis-Bacon: Prevailing Wage Requirements for Federally-Assisted Construction Projects
- Davis-Bacon Wage Determination
- Making Davis Bacon Work: A Practical Guide for States, Indian Tribes and Local Agencies
- FY18 Income Guidelines (effective April 1, 2018)
- FY19 Income Guidelines (effective April 24, 2019)
- Map: LMI Area (effective April 1, 2019)
- Map: Redevelopment Area (effective January 16, 2018)
- Playing by the Rules: A Handbook for CDBG Subrecipients on Administrative Systems
- ZoomGrants Reimbursement Request Guide
- ZoomGrants Reporting Guide
Our Path Home (services for those experiencing homelessness)
Planning and Reporting
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.
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 CDBG annual Action Plan is open for public comment! The Action Plan identifies how the City intends to reach the goals identified in the 2017-2021 Con Plan during the upcoming year. Feedback will be accepted until July 16, 2019 via the following methods:
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call Crystal at (208) 489-0575
- Testify at the public hearing during the City Council meeting on July 16, 2019
Below are opportunities to learn more about the Action Plan:
- Click here to view the Action Plan
- Attend (in person or watch live) the Council Meeting on June 4 at 4:30 PM (link to video, presentation starts at 16:35)
- Attend the Public Hearing (in person or watch live) on July 16 at 6 PM
- Contact Crystal at email@example.com or (208) 489-0575 to schedule a meeting
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