Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
Each year since 1976, the City of Everett has received funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This funding comes in the form of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). The Citizens Advisory Committee reviews the annual applications and makes funding recommendations to City Council.
- 2021 Program Year
- 2020 - 2024 Consolidated Plan
- 2020 Notice of Funding
- 2020 Analysis of Impediments
- 2019 Annual Action Plan
- Eligible Projects
- Program Year
Community needs for the 2021 Program Year have been determined by the Citizens Advisory Committee for City of Everett Community Development funds. A list of needs is below. Public comments on these needs will be accepted from Monday, August 24, 2020 until 5 p.m., September 25, 2020.
Community needs will set priorities for Community Development funding awards in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, HOME Program funds, 2060 Affordable Housing Trust Funds (AHTF), and Human Needs funds. More information on these funding sources and the Citizens Advisory Committee can be found online at https://everettwa.gov/2095/Grant-Programs.
2021 Community Needs
- Creation of new units for low-income households and special needs populations (traditionally disadvantaged) groups.
- Housing financial assistance.
- Housing rehabilitation.
- Legal aid for housing mediation.
- Basic Services
- Mental Health services.
- Homeless health, mental health, substance abuse, and other support services.
- Homeless housing and emergency shelter.
- Homeless food services.
Agencies that do not meet these priorities may still apply once the Notice of Funding Availability period is open, however projects that meet priority needs will be considered first for funding.
Public comments must be submitted in writing to Kembra Landry at email@example.com. Basic For questions or additional information needed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 425-257-7155 and leave a detailed message.
The 2020 - 2024 Consolidated Plan is the guiding long range planning document for the Community Development Block Grant funds. Each Annual Action Plan supports the goals and priorities identified in the Consolidated Plan.The 2020 - 2024 Consolidated Plan is currently under review by HUD. A copy of the 2020 - 2024 Consolidated Plan adopted by Everett City Council on July 29, 2020 is below.
- Draft 2020 - 2024 Consolidated Plan
- Amended Citizen Participation Plan
- Needs Assessment Executive Summary - ENGLISH
- Needs Assessment Executive Summary - SPANISH
- References and Resources:
- Governor Inslee’s Poverty Reduction Workshop, Interim Progress Report, October 2018
- Applied Research Northwest LLC "City of Everett Findings from the Snohomish County Needs Assessment", March 2019
- City of Everett Community Development, 2020 - 2024 Consolidated Plan Resident Survey, April - August 2019
- Snohomish County Point in Time Count, 2019
- American Community Survey Data, March 2019
The 2020 Funding Round closed in October, 2019. Projects were required to align with City of Everett Funding Priorities and CDBG Program HUD Guidelines.
The Citizens Advisory Committee met in November, 2019 to establish funding recommendations on proposals.
A list of entities receiving funding can be found here. This list includes projects that come from other funding sources, such as the Human Needs Funds and 2060 Affordable Housing Trust Funds.
The ‘Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice’ (AI) is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) of all state and local governments that receive housing and community development funds from the following programs: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG), HOME Investment Partnership(HOME), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA).
In addition to the identification of impediments, jurisdictions are required to develop methods to address the issues that limit the ability of residents to rent or own housing, regardless of their inclusion in a protected class.
The AI identifies numerous actions taken in the City of Everett that affirmatively further fair housing in the sale and rental of housing within the jurisdiction. The City is committed to eradication of discriminatory practices. The City of Everett is currently working to update the AI in conjunction with the 2020 – 2024 Consolidated Plan.
Each year CDBG funds are prioritized based on annual needs and goals. Agencies apply for funding for the upcoming Program Year (July to June calendar) based on the annual needs identified. The projects awarded with funding, along with the supporting goals, are described in the Annual Action Plan.
The 2019 Annual Action Plan was adopted by the City of Everett’s City Council on March 20, 2019. The 2019 Program Year will begin on July 1, 2019 and end on June 30, 2020.
Additional HOME and CDBG funding from the 2018 Program Year was made available for non-service related public projects. The Citizens Advisory Committee met on June 5th, 2019 to review submitted proposals that met application requirements.
The Citizens Advisory Committee made the following funding recommendations: Supplemental Funding Round II - Funding Recommendation
City Council adopted the funding recommendations in a Resolution on July 17, 2019: Resolution7400.
Once a Program Year has ended, a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) is created to summarize the accomplishments of projects funded over the prior Program Year. The 2019 CAPER will be finished in September, 2020.
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Federal funds are provided to local governments to assist in the provision of decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunities primarily for persons of low and moderate income. CDBG funds must be used for activities determined by the federal government to be eligible and the local government determines which eligible use is appropriate in the community.
The City of Everett's Citizens Advisory Committee determines the public needs for projects annually, at a public hearing typically held in late summer/early fall. The public is invited to attend this hearing in helping to determine the priorities for funding for the next Program Year.
More information on eligible activities for CDBG projects can be found on the Community Development Block Grant Entitlement Program page, hosted and maintained by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
The Program Year for the City of Everett's CDBG program runs from July 1 to June 30 the following year.
A Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) is announced following a public hearing on determining needs. The Citizens Advisory Committee reviews projects in the fall and provides recommendations to City Council on award recommendations. City Council will take action on the recommendations, which are then provided to HUD for final review. This process typically ends in the spring.
The City of Everett typically receives funding from HUD during the Fall for the Program Year in which the funds are to be used.