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.