Community Development Grants Commission requesting proposals for funding

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Community Development Grants Commission requesting proposals for funding

CDBG ProgramThe City of Medford Community Development Grants Commission (CDGC) is requesting proposals for funding from the City's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program for the 2019-20 fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019.

As an entitlement jurisdiction, the City receives annual CDBG funding to help develop Medford as a viable urban community by providing support for:

  • Decent housing;
  • A suitable living environment; and
  • Expanded economic opportunities. 

The 2019/20 Request for Proposals is now OPEN. Please click here to access the RFP document.

The City’s funding availability is subject to the amount appropriated by HUD, which is often not announced until after completion of the grant competition. Funding anticipated for the 2019/20 fiscal year is estimated at $650,000 to $725,000. The City may allocate up to 20% to the administration of the program, and up to 15% to Public Service programs. The remaining 65% is typically allocated to housing projects or other eligible community development activities. 

Community development activities funded through the program address the priority needs, goals, objectives and strategies identified through the City’s Five-Year Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development. Each year, the Housing and Community Development Commission reviews applications for funding and makes a recommendation to City Council for approval.  Activities that are approved by City Council are then listed in the City’s Annual Action Plan.

The CDBG program is authorized under Title 1 of the federal Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 and regulated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). 

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