What is the community development block grant (cdbg)?
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. Beginning in 1974, the CDBG program is one of the longest continuously run programs at HUD. The CDBG program works to ensure decent affordable housing, to provide services to the most vulnerable in our communities, and to create jobs through the expansion and retention of businesses. CDBG is an important tool for helping local governments tackle serious challenges facing their communities. The CDBG program has made a difference in the lives of millions of people and their communities across the Nation.
What is HUD?
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is the Federal agency responsible for national policy and programs that address America’s housing needs, that improve and develop the Nation’s communities, and enforce fair housing laws. More Information
CPD Consolidated Plans, Annual Action Plans, and CAPERs
The Consolidated Plan is designed to help states and local jurisdictions to assess their affordable housing and community development needs and market conditions, and to make data-driven, place-based investment decisions. The consolidated planning process serves as the framework for a community-wide dialogue to identify housing and community development priorities that align and focus funding from the CPD formula block grant programs.
2020-2024 Consolidated & Action Plan
The City of Barberton has prepared a Five-Year Consolidated Plan for FY 2020 – FY 2024 which includes the FY 2020 Annual Action Plan. FY 2020 Annual Action Plan represents the first year of the 2020-2024 Consolidated Strategy and Plan for the City of Barberton. The Plan describes the City’s proposed activities for addressing needs of affordable housing, community/economic development and infrastructure. The FY 2020 allocation is $657,541 plus anticipated program income. Funds will be used for activities that benefit Low-to-Moderate Income Persons. Persons needing special accommodations or additional information may call the Barberton Planning Department at (330) 848-6721.
CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORT (CAPER)
The Consolidated plan is carried out through Annual Action Plans, which provide a concise summary of the actions, activities, and the specific federal and non-federal resources that will be used each year to address the priority needs and specific goals identified by the Consolidated Plan. Grantees report on accomplishments and progress toward Consolidated Plan goals in the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).
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