Community Development Block Grant Program

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 

Beginning April 16, 2018 through May 15, 2018, this document will be available for review at the Community Development Department, City Hall; the Manhattan Public Library, 629 Poyntz Avenue; and on the City’s web page.  Comments should be submitted in writing or via email to the addresses below: 

Christina L’Ecuyer, Grant Administrator,

Community Development Department,

1101 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502,

 on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at 7:00 P.M., the Manhattan City Commission will conduct a Public Hearing on the amended Citizen Participation Plan.  All interested persons are invited to attend the hearing, which will be held in the City Commission Room at City Hall.

Draft Citizen Participation Plan Amendment 2018

2017 Action Plan

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan-Amended and the proposed 2017 Annual Action Plan provides 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 provided the City with funding of $625,024 for CDBG Program Year 2017.

Section 108 Loan Application

The City of Manhattan has applied for a Section 108 guaranteed loan from HUD. Learn more about the application.

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.

Action Plan

The City of Manhattan adopts an action plan each year for CDBG funding. For 2017, 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 neighborhood improvements.
             Adopted 2014 Action Plan
             Adopted 2015 Action Plan
             Adopted 2016 Action Plan
             Adopted 2017 Action Plan 

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.