Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program
As an Entitlement Grantee, the city is eligible to receive an annual allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the CDBG Entitlement Program. The CDBG program is authorized under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended.
Housing & Community Development Act Objectives
The act establishes as its primary objective the development of viable urban communities, including decent housing and a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunity, principally for persons of low and moderate income. This objective is achieved by funding activities that meet one of the three national objectives:
- Benefit to low- and moderate-income persons
- Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums and blight
- Meet an urgent need
Not less than 70% of CDBG funds must be used for activities that benefit low and moderate income persons.
A public hearing is being sponsored by the City of Pensacola to afford citizens the opportunity to review, comment, and/or provide input regarding the draft 2023-24 HUD CDBG Annual Action plan which outlines the City's action plan for the use of those funds for the period October 1, 2023-September 30, 2024. The public hearing concerning the draft Annual Plan will be held at 4:30 P.M. on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, Pensacola City Hall, Vince Whibbs Conference Room on the 1st Floor, at 222 W. Main Street, Pensacola, Florida.
Written comments or input regarding the plan, local housing and community development needs or priorities will be accepted through June 9, 2023 and may be submitted to: City of Pensacola Housing Department, PO Box 12910, Pensacola, FL 32521-0031 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
CDBG Plans and Reports
The HUD consolidated planning process serves as the framework for a community-wide dialogue to identify housing and community development priorities that align and focus funding from HUD formula block grant programs.
The Consolidated Plan, which has a duration of five years, describes housing and community development priorities and multi-year goals based on an assessment of housing and community development needs, an analysis of housing market conditions, and available resources.
The Consolidated Plan is carried out through Annual Action Plans, which provide a concise summary of the actions, activities, and the specific federal and non-federal resources that will be used each year to address the priority needs and specific goals identified by the Consolidated Plan.
Grantees annually report on accomplishments and progress toward Consolidated Plan goals in the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).
A citizen participation plan was developed in coordination with Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties that outlines the policies and procedures for citizen participation in the development of HUD consolidated plans, annual action plans, and the CAPER.