Block Grant Program

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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.


NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY: Residents of East Wenatchee and other interested parties are invited to comment on the draft 2017 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).  The 2017 CAPER describes how the city used the Community Development Block Grant program funds during the 2017 program year.  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  To request copies in an alternate format, contact Marcia Martz at 509-884-5396.  

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: The East Wenatchee City Council will conduct a public hearing at their December 11, 2018 meeting to receive citizen comments on the 2017 CAPER. The meeting starts 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 hearing will be part of the meeting agenda and will begin after the meeting has convened.

All interested persons are encouraged to attend the public hearing, at the date, time, and location noted above, and to provide written and/or oral comments.  Please address written comments in advance of the hearing to Lori Barnett, Community Development Director, at East Wenatchee City Hall, 271 9th St. NE, East Wenatchee, WA 98802. Phone 509-884-5396 and fax 509.886.6233 or via e-mail to

East Wenatchee is committed to providing equal access to its facilities, programs and services for persons with disabilities.  The Council Chambers are wheelchair accessible. If you need special assistance to participate in this hearing, please contact the City Clerk at (509) 886-6103.  Notification 72 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to the hearing. Citizens with hearing impairments may call the Washington Relay Service TDD line at 800-833-6388.