Block Grant Program
In 2009, the City of East Wenatchee was notified that it was an entitlement jurisdiction and eligible to receive a direct allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). CDBG funds must be used for projects and programs that principally benefit low and moderate income persons. Federal statute identifies program goals that establish what CDBG funds may be used for:
1. Ensuring access to decent and affordable housing
2. Ensuring that the community offers suitable living environments
3. Expanding economic opportunities
The Community Development & Housing Consolidated Plan (Consolidate Plan) provides information about the community and establishes the framework for using the CDBG funds over a five-year period. Each year an Annual Action Plan is completed listing the projects that are intended to be funded during that program year. The City’s program year runs from October 1 through September 30.
After the end of each program year, the City is required to prepare a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) that summarizes how the City has used the CDBG funds in the previous year.
The Limited English Proficiency Plan and Citizen Participation Plan are two important documents that provide information regarding methods the City will use for outreach to the public.
2016 CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE & EVALUATION REPORT
NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY
AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY: Residents of East Wenatchee and other interested parties are invited to comment on the draft 2016 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). The 2016 CAPER describes how the city used the Community Development Block Grant program funds during the 2016 program year. All written comments must be received by January 2, 2017. Comments should be addressed to Lori Barnett, City of East Wenatchee, 271 9th Street NE, East Wenatchee, WA 98802, FAX 509-884-6233 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: The East Wenatchee City Council will conduct a public hearing to receive citizen comments on the draft 2016 CAPER at their regular meeting beginning at 6:30 PM on January 9, 2017 in the East Wenatchee City Hall Council Chambers, at 271 9th St. NE, East Wenatchee, WA. The City encourages all persons to participate. If special assistance is required to participate in the hearing, including language interpretations, requests must be made to the City Clerk at least 3 working days prior to the hearing date by calling 509-884-9515.
The draft document may be reviewed at the East Wenatchee Community Development Department during regular business hours or on the City’s web page at Community Development Department - Community Development Block Grant Program page at www.east-wenatchee.com. To request copies in an alternate format, contact Marcia Martz at 509-884-5396.