Community Development Block Grant Program

To View and/or download the draft 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan with the 2020 Annual Plan, and the Assessment of Impediments to Fair Housing, click on the Comment Form link below. The 2020 Annual Plan starts on page 104 of the Consolidated Plan

CDBG Plan Review and Comment Form

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As of 2010, the City of Manhattan has been designated an entitlement community under the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. Projects and activities funded through CDBG must provide benefit to low- and moderate-income persons and also must meet one of the program goals, including decent housing, suitable living environment and expanded economic opportunities.

Citizen Participation Plan 

The Citizen Participation Plan (CPP) encourages full and proper citizen participation at all stages of the planning process and designates the structure, procedures, roles and policies to be followed by program participants and are consistent with federal requirements for the Community Development Block Grant Program and the Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program.

2018 Citizen Participation Plan 

Consolidated Plan

Manhattan has developed a Consolidated Plan using a collaborative process whereby the community established community needs, program goals, and proposed projects and activities over five years. These have been incorporated into the Amended 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan. The Consolidated Plan also includes annual Action Plans, which provide concise summaries of the activities and programs that will take place during that specific year to address priority needs set forth in the Strategic Plan, including funding. The City is has prepared a new Consolidated Plan for the next 5 grant years, 2020-2024. The Draft Consolidated Plan is available for review for the next month. Review will end on April 28, 2020 and will be presented to the City Commission on May 5th for submission to HUD. A summary of all Projects proposed for the use of CDBG funds can be found Here  Summary of Proposed Projects.

Action Plan

The Community Development Bock Grant (CDBG) 2015-2019 Consolidation Plan-Amended and the Annual Action Plans provide a basis and strategy for the use of funds allocated to the City of Manhattan by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  HUD provides the City with funding each year for CDBG Programs. The proposed 2020 Annual Action Plan is included in the Draft 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan (pg. 104) and residents are encouraged to review it and comment.

The City of Manhattan adopts an action plan each year for CDBG funding. For 2020, the plan includes continued funding for the housing rehabilitation program, continued funding for public service agencies in the community, and funding for new public facility and infrastructure improvements.

HUD also requires the City to update its Analysis of Impediment To Fair Housing (AI). The AI process involves a thorough examination of a variety of sources related to housing, the fair housing delivery system, housing transactions, locations of public housing authorities, area having racial and ethnic concentrations of poverty, and access to opportunity. In accordance with the applicable statutes and regulations governing the Consolidated Plan, the City certifies that it will affirmatively further fair housing by taking appropriate actions to overcome the effects of any impediments identified in the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice and maintain records that reflect the analysis and actions in this regard. The Draft Analysis of Impediments 2024 is also available for Review

Performance & Evaluation

The City of Manhattan prepares a consolidated annual performance and evaluation report (CAPER) each year to summarize the actions of each year’s plan.  

Other Documents

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing 2015-2019