The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program was enacted into law as part of the Community Development Act of 1974, with the purpose of providing decent, safe, and sanitary housing, suitable living environments, and economic opportunities, principally to low- and moderate-income persons.
As a CDBG entitlement city, the City of Appleton receives an annual allocation based on a HUD formula that accounts for variables associated with community development need. In the last 5 years, the City of Appleton has received $2,790,780. Primary use of these funds has focused on:
- Housing rehabilitation (homeowner and rental) (over 150 households assisted)
- Homebuyer assistance
- Neighborhood public facility improvement and revitalization (over 14,000 individuals impacted)
- Fair housing services
- Public services (over 3,500 individuals directly impacted)
- Domestic violence shelter
- Homeless shelter and supportive services
- Emergency financial assistance programs
- Mental health programs
- Job readiness training programs
- At-risk youth programs
For the April 1, 2019 - March 31, 2020 program year, the City of Appleton has received a $587,652 grant, of which 76% has been sub-awarded to community partners identified through a competitive application process. The 2019-2020 partners include:
- Appleton Housing Authority
- Fair Housing Council of Northeast Wisconsin
- Appleton Police Department
- Pillars, Inc.
- NAMI Fox Valley's Iris Place
- Rebuilding Together Fox Valley
- Greater Fox Cities Habitat for Humanity
- Harbor House
- LEAVEN, Inc.
Click the following for: historical community partner sub-award allocations.