Community Development Block Grant Program

Community Development Block Grant Program Year 2021 Public Input Meeting and Electronic Suggestion Box Survey

The City of Manhattan has been an Entitlement Community in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program since 2010.  The CDBG Entitlement Program provides the City with federal dollars based on an annual formula allocation to provide grant projects that benefit low- and moderate-income persons, families, and neighborhoods.  

Participation in the Entitlement Program requires the City to prepare a Consolidated Plan, which is updated every 5 years, and an Annual Action Plan that is updated each year of the 5-year Consolidated Plan.  The current Consolidated Plan covers the Years 2020-2024, beginning on July 1, 2020, and ending on June 30, 2025.  

Once the annual allocation of CDBG funds is known, the City must adopt an Annual Action Plan that is consistent with the approved 5‑Year Consolidated Plan.  

The 2021 Annual Action Plan begins on July 1, 2021 and ends on June 30, 2022, and will specify the activities, actions, and projects the City will implement with the CDBG allocation for the 2021 Program Year to address the priority needs and objectives identified by the Consolidated Plan.  The final Annual Action Plan will be prepared once HUD notifies the City of its annual allocation, sometime in March or April of 2021.  

To prepare the 2021 Annual Action Plan, the City is beginning consultations with local agencies, citizens, and other local government units and departments, to provide an assessment of community needs and priorities, and to confirm that proposed projects are in line with National CDBG Program Objectives related to low and moderate income benefit.  

Sharing your input about community needs is an important part of the process, and there are two ways to provide feedback:  First, a Public Input Meeting will be held in the City Commission Room, City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas, at 5:30 PM, on Thursday November 5, 2020. Attendees will be required to sign in and provide their address and contact information.  All attendees are required to wear a mask per City Policy, and abide by the physical distancing set-up of the room.  

You may also provide input electronically.  Please click the link to the CDBG 2021 Annual Action Plan Electronic Suggestion Box and provide input for each of the questions to help identify the most critical needs that the City of Manhattan should consider addressing in the CDBG PY 2021 Annual Action Plan.  The Suggestion box will open October 25th, 2020 and close at 5 p.m. on December 14th, 2020. Be as descriptive or brief as you like.  The City will accept all input. If a suggestion is not eligible for CDBG funding, staff will forward it to the appropriate City Department(s) for possible inclusion in future City funded project planning.

Finally, please forward the Electronic Suggestion Box link to any other person, group or agency that might be interested in providing input for the 2021 Program Year.  


The City of Manhattan is requesting proposals from qualified 501(c)(3) organizations for the provision of public service activities in the CDBG 2021 Program Year (PY) which begins July 1, 2021 and ends June 30, 2022.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will allocate funding through the CDBG Program to the City to support eligible Public Services, which exclusively benefit low and moderate-income persons as defined by HUD. Public Services proposals must be for either new activities or expansions of existing activities. Agencies currently receiving CDBG funds supporting Public Services may re-apply to continue delivery of those services in PY 2021. 

The request for proposal, instructions, eligible activities list, and sample sub-recipient agreement are available Here.  The application is Here.  Proposal applications are due to the Community Development department at City Hall by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, December 8, 2020.   

2020 Environmental Reviews

CDBG Housing Rehabilitation Environmental Review 2020
CDBG Housing Rehabilitation Environmental Review Attachments 2020

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                                                                                                            PY 2020-2024 Cares Act Amendment-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. 

2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and 2020 Annual Action Plan
PY 2020-2024 Cares Act Amendment-Consolidated Plan and 2020 Annual Action Plan

The Community Development Block 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 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. 

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                                                                          Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing 2020-2024