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.
2018 CDBG annual action plan
Notice of availability and notice of public hearingS
The 2018 Annual Action Plan describes the proposed funding decisions for use of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for the City of East Wenatchee. The 2018 CDBG funding allocation for the City is $132,769. The purpose of this notice is to announce the availability of the Draft 2018 Annual Action Plan, to initiate a 30-day comment period, and to provide notice of two public hearings as are part of the adoption process.
The public and interested parties are invited to review and comment on the Draft 2018 Annual Action Plan. All written comments should be sent to the City by July 30, 2017. Comments should be addressed to Lori Barnett, East Wenatchee Community Development Department, 271 9th Street NE, East Wenatchee, WA 98802. Comments may also be submitted by phone, fax or e-mailed. Phone 509-884-5396, fax 509-884-6233, e-mail Lbarnett@east-wenatchee.com.
The East Wenatchee City Council will conduct public hearings at their July 10, 2018 and July 24, 2018 meetings. The meetings start at 6:30 PM and will be held in the Council Chambers at East Wenatchee City Hall, 271 9th St. NE, East Wenatchee, WA. The public hearings will be part of the meeting agenda and will begin after the meeting has convened. The Council will take final action adopting the 2018 Annual Action Plan at their August 14, 2018 meeting at the place and time noted above.
It is the City’s policy to assure that no person, with a disability or on the grounds of race, color, national origin or sex, is excluded from participation in any city activity. We invite any person with special needs, including handicap accessibility or interpreter services, to contact the Maria Holman, City Clerk, at 509.884-9515 at least 3 working days before the hearing to discuss any special accommodations which may be necessary. Citizens with hearing impairments may call the Washington Relay Service TDD line at (800) 833-6388.