CDBG Program Planning Documents
A public review period will open next week to collect comments on how U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds were utilized in the state.
HUD requires the public be provided an opportunity to review and comment on the Performance Evaluation Report (PER), a report on funding used for the Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) and Housing for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA).
The performance report will be available for comment May 1 – 15, 2013.
The plan may be accessed above and hard copies are available upon request. People requiring special formatting, assistance, or non-English accommodations should contact Sandy Quinlan, Community Development Block Grant Program Manager, 307.777.2825 to request alternative formats. Wyoming Relay Service is also available during regular business hours at 711.
Written comments are encouraged and may be submitted to Sandy Quinlan through the Wyoming Business Council Website, or sent to the Wyoming Business Council at 214 W. 15th Street, Cheyenne, WY 82002.
CDBG Program Overview
About the Program
The Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) is a federally funded pass through grant program from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Business Council is Wyoming’s designated agency for administering the program.
The state has received an annual funding allocation ranging from a low of $2.2 million to a high of $3.75 million. For more information, contact Sandy Quinlan, CDBG Program Manager, 307.777.2825.
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Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG)
Federally Imposed National Objectives
Wyoming is given broad authority to design and structure a program that meets the community and economic development needs of Wyoming communities, however, any project funded with CDBG funds must meet one of three HUD imposed national objectives. The three objectives are:
- Benefit to low and moderate income families
- Elimination of slums and blight
- Projects which meet an urgent community development need that pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community
Moderate income is defined as eighty percent of the median income and adjusted by family size. For example, for most areas of the state, a household income of $44,000 per year for a family of four is considered a moderate income.
Only counties and incorporated cities and towns are eligible to apply for CDBG funds. Local governments may apply on behalf of other units of government, non-profit and for-profit businesses and special interest groups.
The cities of Casper and Cheyenne are not eligible because they are entitlement cities and receive CDBG funds directly from HUD. However, Laramie and Natrona counties may apply on behalf of a project located within the municipal boundaries of Cheyenne or Casper, respectively, if it can be demonstrated the benefits of the project are available on a county-wide basis.
Types of Projects
- Community Development and Housing -Has three funding categories: Public Infrastructure Grants, Access for the Disabled Grants, Community Facilities Grants. Contact Sandy Quinlan, Community Development Block Grant Program Manager, 307.777.2825.
- Economic Development - Has two funding categories with most grants requiring job creation: Infrastructure Grants and Downtown Development Grants. Contact Sandy Quinlan, Community Development Block Grant Program Manager, 307.777.2825.
- Planning Grants and Loan Program - Has six grant categories: Job Training Grants, Planning Only Grants, Technical Assistance Grants, Convertible Loans, Float Loans and Section 108 Loans. Contact Sandy Quinlan, Community Development Block Grant Program Manager at 307.777.2825.