Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Consolidated Plan
PY 2020 Year 1 Draft CAPER
Each year the City has 90 days from the end of each program year to submit their annual report to HUD that summarizes the City's performance and accomplishments for the program year. This report is the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). It includes the resources made available, the investment of those resources, the geographic description of the resources, the families and persons assisted, the actions taken to affirmatively further fair housing, and other actions indicated in the Strategic Plan and Action Plan.
Before the City Council holds a public hearing to receive comments on the CAPER and acknowledge the draft CAPER before submittal to HUD, the draft CAPER is open for review and public comments for 14 days.
The City Council held a public hearing for acknowledgment of the draft PY2020 Year 1 CAPER on December 15, 2021. After review and acknowledgement of the draft CAPER the Council instructed staff to submit the document to HUD for their review and approval. The draft PY2020 Year 1 CAPER was open for public comments from Wednesday, November 24, 2021 to Wednesday, December 15, 2021. Submittal to HUD was on December 30, 2021. The Final PY2020 Year 1 CAPER may be viewed below.
- View Adopted PY2020 Year 1 CAPER
- View Resolution by Council acknowledging PY2020 Year 1 CAPER
- View HUD approval letter of PY2020 Year 1 CAPER
Notice of Public Hearing - December 15, 2021
Public Comment Period November 24 - December 15, 2021
- View PY2020 Year 1 Draft CAPER
- View Notice of Public Comment and City Council Hearing for Draft PY2020 Program Year 1 CAPER
2021-2022 Year 2 Annual Action Plan
The City of Grants Pass began the annual process for developing and adopting the Year 2 Annual Action Plan to fund activities and projects that address the priorities identified in the 5-Year Consolidated Plan. The process follows timelines specified in the City's citizen participation plan and federal law.
The Draft 2021-2022 Year 2 Annual Action Plan (AAP) was available for public review and comment from June 9, 2021 to July 9, 2021.The City Council held a public hearing on August 4, 2021 to consider public input and review and adopt the draft 2021-2022 Year 2 AAP. The City Council adopted the Draft 2021-2022 Year 2 AAP on August 4, 2021 by Resolution No. 21-7090. The AAP will be submitted for HUD review and approval by August 16, 2021.
The process for the 2021-2022 Year 2 Annual Action Plan began with a Survey in February reaching out to the community for their comments regarding the community needs and priorities for use of the CDBG funds for the 2021-2022 program year. A Public Hearing before the City Council in April informed the Council of the Survey results.
- View HUD approval letter dated October 4, 2021
- View PY2021-2022 Year 2 Annual Action Plan approved by HUD 10/4/21
- View Notice of Public Comment and City Council Hearing for Draft 2021-2022 Year 2 Annual Action Plan
2020 -2024 5-Year Consolidated Plan and 2020-2021 Annual Action Plan
The City of Grants Pass began the process of developing and adopting its new 5-Year Consolidated Plan for Program Years 2020-2024 as well as the 2020-2021 Year 1 Annual Action Plan (Plans) to fund activities and projects addressing the needs and priorities to be identified in the new 5-Year Consolidated Plan in early 2020. The process followed timelines specified in the City’s Citizen Participation Plan and federal law. The City adopted the Plans at their August 5, 2020 meeting. HUD approved the Plans on December 29, 2020.
Assessing the Needs and Priorities of the Grants Pass community through public outreach to the community was the first step in the process. A public Workshop/Open House was planned to gather comments and input of the community’s needs and priorities, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all public meetings were canceled. In place of the public workshop, a Survey was made available on-line to gather input and suggestions as to what are the most important needs and priorities for the community. The public hearing before the City Council planned for April 20, 2020 to review those comments and suggestions was held remotely on that date and the Survey comments and suggestions were reviewed at that hearing. The Council continued the hearing to May 4, 2020 to give the public more opportunity to send in comments or suggestions. The City Council reviewed all additional comments and suggestions at their May 4, 2020 remote hearing. The Survey deadline date was extended to May 29, 2020 and all additional comments or suggestions were incorporated into the new Consolidated Plan.
The new 2020-2024 5-Year Consolidated Plan and the 2020-2021 Year 1 Annual Action Plan were available for public comment on June 10, 2020 and were posted on this page. The 30-day comment period ran until July 9, 2020. During that time written comments and/or suggestions were forwarded to Adam Shults or Anne Ingalls.
The comment period ended on July 9, 2020 with a few comments regarding keeping in mind the Parks Master Plan and open spaces as well as housing for seniors. The City Council held their final public hearing on the Plans on August 5, 2020 at 6:00 pm at City Hall and adopted the new 5-Year 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and 2020-2021 Year 1 Annual Action Plan. The Plans were submitted to HUD for their review approved by HUD on December 29, 2020. With HUD's approval, the City can begin the new program year for 2020-2021. The adopted Plans are listed below.
Please view the Notice for the Comment Period and Council hearing on August 5, 2020.
Please view the Survey
Notice of the Needs and Priorities hearing before the City Council.
CDBG Program Overview
In 2015, the City of Grants Pass, as the principal city of a new metropolitan statistical area, was invited to participate in the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program as an entitlement community. This means the City receives a direct annual funding allocation. This program is administered by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
The over-arching goal of the CDBG program is to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities, especially for low- and moderate income persons. At least 70% of the City’s CDBG expenditures must be for activities that primarily benefit members of our community that are considered to be low- to moderate income.
The CDBG program provides HUD funds directly to the City that can be utilized to implement projects that achieve one of the following objectives: benefit low and moderate income persons, prevent/eliminate blight, or meet other urgent community needs that pose serious and immediate threat to health, safety or welfare.
The program includes the following main funding program areas: Affordable Housing and Homeless Prevention, Public Facilities and Community Development, Public Services (limited to 15% of annual CDBG award) and Economic Development.
The City Council adopted the Consolidated Plan and the first 2015-2016 (Year 1) Action Plan on August 5, 2015. Annual Action Plans have been adopted for additional program years.
Summary of Annual Process
The annual process begins each spring with outreach to obtain public input on (a) the most important needs and priorities to be addressed with CDBG funds for the next program year and (b) how the prior year’s activities addressed the needs of the City’s lower income households.
That input is used to inform and develop the draft Annual Action Plan and any necessary amendments to the 5-year Consolidated Plan. Once the draft plan has been developed, there is a 30-day minimum public comment period, followed by a public hearing, typically in late July or early August. The Annual Action Plan is then adopted and must be submitted to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) by mid-August, at least 45 days before the start of the program year. The program year begins on October 1. Once HUD staff has reviewed and approved the plan, the city can begin the process to initiate projects and activities specified in the Annual Action Plan. Currently, most activities are carried out by sub-grantees who enter into agreements with the City to conduct the types of projects and activities specified in the plan.
There is also an annual review process which begins in November to evaluate achievements outlined in the prior year’s Annual Action Plan. This results in an annual performance and evaluation report.
Plans and Reports
Consolidated Plan (Five-Year)
- 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and 2020-2021 Annual Action Plan
- 2015 - 2019 Consolidated Plan with amendments through August 2, 2017 (PDF).
Annual Action Plans
- PY2021 Annual Action Plan HUD Approval Letter October 4, 2021
- PY2021 Annual Action Plan Resolution
- PY2021 Annual Action Plan
- 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan
- 2018-2019 Minor Amendments (4-17-19 & 7/29/19) to Year 4 AAP Opens in New Window
- HUD approval Letter re 2018-2019 Annual Action Plan Opens in New Window
- 2018-2019 Annual Action Plan 11/26/19 Opens in New Window
- 2018-2019 Minor Amendments to Year 4 AAP Opens in New Window
- 2017-2018 Annual Action Plan w/Minor Amendment 11/7/18 (PDF) Opens in New Window.
- 2017-2018 November 7, 2018 Minor Amendment to Year 3 Annual Action Plan (PDF) Opens in New Window.
- HUD Approval Letter re 2017-2018 Annual Action Plan (PDF) Opens in New Window.
- 2017-2018 May 22, 2018 Minor Amendment to Year 3 Annual Action Plan (PDF) Opens in New Window.
- 2016-2017 Annual Action Plan w/Minor Amendment 11/7/18 (PDF) Opens in New Window.
- 2016-2017 November 7, 2018 Minor Amendment to Year 2 Annual Action Plan (PDF) Opens in New Window.
- HUD Approval Letter re 2016-2017 Annual Action Plan (PDF) Opens in New Window.
- 2015-2016 Annual Action Plan w/Minor Amendment 11/7/18 with Opens in New Window/
- 2015-2016 November 7, 2018 Minor Amendment to Year 1 Annual Action Plan (PDF)Opens in New Window
- February 29, 2016 Letter regarding Barriers to Affordable Housing (PD-F)
CAPER - Comprehensive Annual Performance and Evaluation Report
- View 2019-2020 Program Year 5 CAPER approved by HUD on August 20, 2021
- View Notice of Public Comment and City Council Hearing for Draft 2019-2020 Program Year 5 CAPER
- 2018-2019 Program Year (Year 4) CAPER (PDF) Approved by HUD on December 28, 2020.
- 2017-2018 Program Year (Year 3) CAPER (PDF) Opens in New Window- approved by HUD October 17, 2019
- City Council Public Hearing (4/17/19) adopting 2017-2018 Program Year 3 CAPER (PDF)Opens in New Window
- Draft 2017-2018 Program Year (Year 3) CAPER (PDF) Opens in New Window. Public Comment Period March 19, 2019 through April 2, 2019
- 2016-2017 Program Year (Year 2) CAPER. (PDF) Opens in New Window approved by HUD 9/17/18
- HUD approval letter 9/14/18 (PDF) Opens in New Window.
- City Council Motion adopting 2016-2017 Program Year 2 CAPER (PDF) Opens in New Window.(City Council Minutes for 7/18/18)
- City Council Public Hearing (6/18/18) Motion adopting 2016-2017 Program Year (Year 2) CAPER (PDF) Opens in New Window.
- Draft 2016-2017 Program Year (Year 2) CAPER (PDF) Opens in New Window. Public Comment Period June 14, 2018 through June 29, 2018
- Notice of Public Comment Period for Draft CAPER for FY 2016 - 2017 (PDF) Opens in New Window.
- 2015-2016 Program Year (Year 1) CAPER (PDF) approved by HUD
- HUD approval letter 7/6/17 (PDF).
- City Council Public Hearing (2/15/17) Motion adopting 2015-2016 Program Year (Year 1) CAPER (PDF)
Citizen Participation Plan
You may obtain technical assistance regarding eligible projects, project concepts, and other information relative to the CDBG program by contacting Adam Shults at 541-450-6026 or email Adam Shults.
As a recipient of CDBG funds, the City is required to certify it Affirmatively Furthers Fair Housing. This includes an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI). The AI identifies impediments to fair housing choice and actions to overcome the impediments.
2021-2022 Process & DocumentsLink to page
2020-2021 Process & DocumentsLink to page
2019-2020 Process & DocumentsLink to page
2019-2020 CAPERLink to page
2018 -2019 Process & Documents
2018 - 2019 CDBG Process and DocumentsLink to page
2017-2018 Process & Documents
2017-2018 CDBG Process and DocumentsLink to page
2016-2017 Process & DocumentsLink to page
HUD's response to the coronavirus pandemic regarding CDBG fundingLink to page