2014 Annual Action Plan

The City of Frederick, through the Department of Planning invites non-profit and for-profit organizations to submit applications for projects to be funded through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program as part of its 2014 Annual Action Plan. Funds are awarded by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development meet a National Objective and must be used for an eligible activity established by Congress for the program.

The 2014 Annual Action Plan will include the projects to be undertaken during the program year beginning July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. Projects and programs undertaken by the City or by others must address a priority need set forth in the Consolidated Plan 2010 - 2015.

For GY 2014, at this time the approximate amount of funding for awards is not known. Actual award figures from the federal government should be available in March 2014. However, the final entitlement amounts may be significantly less than prior years, depending on federal budget decisions. As permitted by HUD, a restricted portion of grant funds can be expended for public services (15%) and administrative and planning costs (20%).

Proposed schedule for proposal submission and approval of the Annual Action Plan can be found here. As in year’s past, a group of ad-hoc advisors will assist Department staff in the selection process. The City will accept applications for funding beginning Monday December 9, 2013 through Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 2:00 pm. No applications will be accepted after January 9th.

New and returning applicants should plan are welcome to contact our office about the CDBG program and application requirements. If your organization is considering submitting a project for funding, please contact me to schedule a REQUIRED Proposal Review meeting, appointments are available from November 19th through December 12th. The Proposal Review meeting will allow applicants to ask specific questions with regard to their proposal’s eligibility for CDBG funding and whether the proposed project will further implement the Consolidated Plan’s goals and objectives.