"The primary goal of the City of Appleton’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is the creation of a thriving urban community through provision of assistance to low- and moderate-income (LMI) households in the forms of basic shelter, affordable housing opportunities, expanded economic opportunities, suitable living environments and supportive services related to residential, financial and social stability."
Notice concerning the Community Development Block Grant Program’s Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2015
The City of Appleton’s Draft 2015 Annual Action Plan is now available. The Annual Action Plan lists the Community Development Block Grant activities the City of Appleton will undertake in program year 2015 (4/1/2015 – 3/31/2016) to address the priority needs and specific objectives identified in the Five-Year Consolidated Plan for 2015-2019.
The general public has a period of 30 days – March 6, 2015 to April 5, 2015 – to offer comments on the proposed submission. Written comments may be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via U.S. Mail to: City of Appleton – Community and Economic Development Department; 100 North Appleton Street; Appleton, WI 54911.
In addition, public comments on the plan can be offered at a public hearing that will be held at a regularly scheduled Community and Economic Development Committee meeting on Monday, March 23, 2015, beginning at 5:00 p.m. in the Sixth Floor Council Chambers of Appleton City Hall, 100 N. Appleton Street, Appleton, WI.
The City shall consider all public input received before preparing its final submission, in addition to providing HUD with a summary of such comments as they relate to the 2015 Annual Action Plan.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE DRAFT 2015 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN
As an Entitlement Community – designated by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) – the City of Appleton receives a formula allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding on an annual basis. Each year, both City Departments and local agencies may apply for funding to implement activities that meet high priority needs as identified via community planning exercises.
As the nation’s eighth largest Federal grant program, the CDBG program impacts a community’s housing stock, business environment, neighborhoods and public facilities. Although the rehabilitation of affordable housing has traditionally been the largest single use of CDBG funds in Appleton, the program serves as a catalyst for economic development activities that expand jobs and business opportunities for lower income families and neighborhoods.
To be deemed an eligible activity, each project must meet one of the following three national objectives, as required by HUD: 1) benefit low-moderate income families and/or individuals; 2) prevent or eliminate slum or blight, or; 3) meet other urgent community development needs.
An eligible activity must also address a priority need, as identified in the City of Appleton’s Five-Year Consolidated Plan. Needs fall into the following categories: community development, homeless, housing and non-homeless/special.
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