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2023 Community Development Block Grant Public Review Period and Public Hearing
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced an allocation of funds for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) 2023 Program year, which begins July 1, 2023 and ends June 30, 2024. The 2023 Annual Action Plan (AAP) has been developed using input from the public, services providers, and City departments to create a concise summary of the activities, actions, and projects the City will implement with the CDBG allocation for funds allocated to the City for CDBG Program Year 2023.
The City of Manhattan announces the opening of the Public Review Period beginning Sunday March 25, and ending Tuesday, April 26, 2023, all interested persons are invited to review and/or download the draft “2023 CDBG Annual Action Plan”. For non-English speakers, the City website has a translation option under the “settings” widget to convert text to various other languages. Para los que no hablan inglés, el sitio web de la ciudad tiene una opción de traducción en el widget de "configuración" para convertir el texto a varios otros idiomas.
The Manhattan Urban Area Planning Board will conduct a Public Hearing during their meeting at 6 PM on Thursday, April 13, 2023, in the City Commission Room at City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS, to receive any public comments on the proposed Plan. The Public may watch this hearing on Cox Cable Channel 3, on Facebook, or stream it live using the City of Manhattan “Watch a Meeting” on-line service found on the home page of the City’s website. This hearing will be recorded for later viewing.
The City encourages all interested persons to provide comments regarding the proposed 2023 CDBG Annual Action Plan, at the Public Hearing or at any time during this 30-day review period. You may direct comments and general questions regarding the proposed Plan by email to Christina L’Ecuyer, Grant Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CDBG Program Details
The City of Manhattan has been an Entitlement Community in the 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 for 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 five (5) years, and an Annual Action Plan that is updated each year of the 5-year Consolidated Plan, and also to adopt and maintain a Citizen Participation Plan (CPP).
Citizen Participation Plan
The Citizen Participation Plan encourages full and proper citizen participation at all stages of the grant program processes and designates the structure, procedures, roles, and policies to be followed by program participants, and that they are consistent with the federal requirements for the Community Development Block Grant Program and the Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program.
For non-English speakers, the City website has a translation page to convert text to multiple other languages. Para los que no hablan inglés, el sitio web de la ciudad tiene una página de traducción para convertir texto a varios otros idiomas. The City encourages all interested persons to submit comments and questions by email to Christina L’Ecuyer, Senior Grant Administrator, at email@example.com.
PY 2020-2024 Cares Act Amendment-Citizen Participation Plan
The CDBG Consolidation Plans, as amended. broadly provide a basis and strategy for the CDBG Program. The current Consolidated Plan covers the years 2020-2024, beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2025.
Manhattan develops a Consolidated Plan using a collaborative process whereby the community establishes community needs and program goals, and proposes projects and activities to address, over five years. The new Consolidated Plan for the grant years 2020-2024 subsequently was amended twice to incorporate funding and program goals from the 2020 CARES Act. These have been incorporated into the PY 2020-2024 Cares Act Second Amendment-Consolidated Plan.
- 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and 2020 Annual Action Plan
- PY 2020-2024 Cares Act Amendment-Consolidated Plan and 2020 Annual Action Plan
The first year of the Consolidated Plan also includes the 2020 Annual Action Plan, which provides a concise summary of the activities and programs that take place during that specific year to address priority needs set forth in the Strategic Plan, including funding.
Annual Action Plans
All Annual Action Plans provide a concise summary of the activities and programs that will take place during each specific year for the use of funds allocated to the City of Manhattan by HUD.
HUD provides the City with funding each year for CDBG Programs. Once the annual allocation of CDBG funds is known, the City adopts an action plan consistent with the approved 5-Year Consolidated Plan to use funding. For the five years covered by the current adopted Consolidated Plan, the City anticipates continuing funding for the housing rehabilitation program, for the public service agencies in the community, and for new public facility and infrastructure improvements.
Each Annual Action Plan (AAP) Program year (PY) begins on July 1 of each year and ends on June 30 of the following year. The AAP specifies the activities, actions, and projects the City will implement with the CDBG allocation for the upcoming Program Year to address the priority needs and objectives identified by the Consolidated Plan. The AAP is available for 30 days for public review, and a Public Hearing is held regarding the objectives, goals and projects contained in it, before the City Commission approves its submission to HUD.
HUD has allocated $508,252 to the City of Manhattan for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Year 2022. The current adopted Annual Action Plan may be reviewed and downloaded below:
- Adopted 2017 Action Plan
- Adopted 2018 Action Plan
- Adopted 2019 Action Plan
- Adopted 2021 Action Plan
- Adopted 2022 Action Plan
Performance and Evaluation
The City of Manhattan annually prepares a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) at the end of each year to evaluate the actions and performance of the AAP Year.
Ninety days after the end of each grant year on June 30, the City prepares the CAPER for HUD that outlines the activities, beneficiaries, and actions taken during the grant year. The current DRAFT 2020 CAPER is available for all interested persons to download and/or review, and comment on, for 15 days prior to submission to HUD on September 28 of each year.
Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing
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 further fair housing affirmatively 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.