Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
The City Grants Division administers the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program for the residents of Bowling Green. The Community Development Block Grant is provided by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). CDBG funds are used to implement and develop community development and/or housing opportunities to benefit low and moderate income individuals or neighborhoods. Funds are used for housing activities, public services, public facilities, public improvements and economic development.
Public participation is an integral part of the planning process for both the Five-year Consolidated Plan and the Annual Action Plan. Public hearings are advertised and held to ensure the public has an opportunity to provide input and comments.
Questions about the block grant program can be directed to the Grants Administrator at 419-354-6220.
The City of Bowling Green is an Entitlement Community and receives Community Development Block Grant Funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
FIVE-YEAR CONSOLIDATED PLAN
The Five-year Consolidated Plan's purpose is to serve as a planning guide for community development activities directed toward revitalizing neighborhoods, economic development and providing improved community facilities and services. Maximum priority is given to low- to moderate-income persons and neighborhoods.
You may view the Executive Summary of the current Five-year Consolidated Plan here: Consolidated Plan FY 2010-2014 Executive Summary (Amended July 2012)
ANNUAL ACTION PLAN
The Annual Action Plan serves as the planning document for addressing overall community development and housing needs that will utilize the annual entitlements of CDBG funding available to the City for a specific 12-month period (9/1/12 - 8/31/13).
All Community Development Block Grant activities address the housing, job and non-housing community development needs of low-income citizens. Housing needs include emergency housing repairs, transitional housing for the homeless and rental housing rehabilitation. Non-housing community development needs include public facilities, public services, economic development, and public improvements.
You may view the current plan narrative here: FY 2012 Annual Action Plan Narrative
CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORT (CAPER)
The CAPER reviews the goals identified in the Annual Action Plan and examines and summarizes the City's accomplishments in a number of areas toward those goals over the past fiscal year.
The 2010 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) details the projects and activities supported through HUD's Community Development Block Grant Funds for the period 9/1/11 - 8/31/12. Appendices are not posted but may be viewed at the above address during normal business hours. To view the CAPER, please click on this link: FY 2011 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development prohibits unlawful discrimination in federally assisted programs based on your race, color, national origin, religion, sex, family status, or disability.