Community Development Block Grant Program

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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.

On April 7, 2020, HUD announced a CARES Act funding allocation to the City of Manhattan that must be incorporated into the most current Consolidated Plan/Annual Plan. Additionally, HUD shortened the Public Review period for the CARES Act planned projects to a minimum of 5 days, and has recommended simultaneously amending the Citizen Participation Plan to accommodate this allowance. 

The City of Manhattan proposes to amend the current Consolidated Plan, and the CPP to include expedited Citizen Participation for CARES Act undertakings that prepare for, prevent, or respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

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