Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

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CDBG Program

FY 2018-2019 RFPs for CDBG Funds

To submit a proposal for an activhity to be funded throug the CDBG program during FY 2018-2019, please see the RFP at FY 2018-2019. Click on the link, download it, and save it to your computer and fill out the proposal for submittal to the Department of Planning and Community Development. READ THOROUGHLY before completing the RFP!

CDBG Program

Each year, the Town of Weymouth receives as an entitlement Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). An entitlement community is one that receives funds based on factors assessed by HUD like a community's poverty level, population, overcrowded housing, housing stock age, etc. CDBG funds must be used predominately for the benefit of low and moderate income residents by promoting decent housing, a suitable living environment, and economic opportunities.

Each year, the Town solicits proposals from non-profit organizations and town departments for activities to fund during the fiscal year (July 1 to June 30). Eligible activities may include public services, infrastructure and housing improvements, and more. 

Activities to be funded must meet a HUD national objective below:

  • Benefits low and moderate income persons
  • Aids in the prevention of slum or blight
  • Meets a need with a particular urgency (e.g., earthquake relief)

Consolidated Five-Year Plan

Every five years the Town sends HUD a Consolidated Plan on how CDBG funds will be used for the five year period to address priority needs for community and economic development and affordable housing. The current Consolidated Plan is for FY 2015- 2019.

Annual Action Plan

Each year, the Town prepares an Annual Action Plan identifying which organizations and departments will be funded, funding amounts, and activities to be carried out. The AAP is due to HUD by October 1 each year and is posted on this website once approved by HUD.

CAPER

Each October, the Town submits to HUD a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) pertaining to the accomplishments achieved during the preceding fiscal year, which ends June 30th. The CAPER includes such things as a description of the use of CDBG funds during the program year, an assessment of the relationship of funds to the priorities and specific objectives identified in the plan, and more. Click here for the final CAPER for FY 2016-2017 approved by HUD.

Lastly, under HUD’s Community Development Block Grant regulations, grantee communities like Weymouth must adopt a Citizen Participation Plan that provides for and encourages citizen participation. The plan emphasizes participation by persons of low and moderate income, particularly residents of predominantly low- and moderate-income neighborhoods, slum or blighted areas, and areas in which the grantee proposes to use CDBG funds. The plan must provide citizens with the following: reasonable and timely access to local meetings; an opportunity to review proposed activities and program performance; provide for timely written answers to written complaints and grievances; and identify how the needs of non-English speaking residents will be accommodated.