Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program
CDBG Program Background
As a designated entitlement community, the City of Holland receives an annual allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The City of Holland’s Community & Neighborhood Services Department (CNS) is responsible for administering the program. CDBG funds are intended to help develop viable urban communities that offer decent, affordable housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunities. Funded projects and activities must principally benefit low and moderate-income persons or neighborhoods.
City of Holland’s CDBG Planning Process
Funds allocated to the City become a part of the City’s annual budget and are allocated to address local priorities identified in the City’s CDBG five-year strategic plan, called the Consolidated Plan. The Consolidated Plan is activated annually through the development of an Annual Action Plan, which establishes spending plans for each activity. Copies of the current Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan are available in the column to the right.
These respective plans are developed each year beginning with the encouragement of community participation in identifying priorities (see copy of Citizen Participation Plan in right column), followed by review and analysis by the City’s Neighborhood Improvement Committee, and eventual approval by City Council. The opportunity for residents to provide public input continue throughout the process. The plan development process typically occurs between December and May.
The City’s current Consolidated Plan includes spending in the following general categories:
- Housing (60%)
- Public Improvements (13%)
- Public Services (11%)
- Program Administration (16%)
The City also completes a comprehensive evaluation of the CDBG program on an annual basis. This evaluation, called the Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER), is typically completed in September of each year. A copy of the most recent CAPER can be found in column on the right.
Notice of Nondiscrimination
The City of Holland, Community & Neighborhood Services Department, does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, national origin, color, disability, education, familial status, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, height, marital status, religion, source of income, or weight in any of its programs, services, or activities.