Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Consolidated Plan

Request for Public Input for Community Needs and Priorities - PY 2021-2022

Request for Proposals for Public Services - PY 2021-2022

Last year the City offered a new competitive application process for award of public services grants. The City is offering this same competitive application process for availability of CDBG funds to non-profit groups in the form of public service grants for the new Program Year (PY) of 2021-2022. Only one public services award is allowed per organization.

The City is now accepting proposals for the Public Service grants funding for the City’s CDBG Program Year 2021-2022 which begins October 1, 2021 and ends September 30, 2022. The City can allocate 15% of the annual CDBG award to Public Service activities. An overview of the RFP, list of eligible public service activities and application are accessed below.

January 6, 2021 - RFP available to the public

February 3, 2021 5:00 PM - Deadline Date for receipt of Applications

PDF Fillable RFP

Notice of Public Hearing for presentation of public services applications.

To be posted at a later date.

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.

Survey

Notice of the Needs and Priorities hearing before the City Council.

Adopted 2020-2024 5-Year Consolidated Plan and 2020-2021 Year 1 Action Plan

Adopted Amended Citizen Participation Plan

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)

Annual Action Plans

CAPER - Comprehensive Annual Performance and Evaluation Report

Citizen Participation Plan

Technical Assistance

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.

Fair Housing

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.

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Contact Us

  1. Susan G. Clark

     
    Grant Specialist
    Email Susan G Clark
    541-450-6015 

    Anne Ingalls


    Email Anne Ingalls
    541-450-6083

    Hours:

    Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Process and Documents