CDBG Funding Awards
The City of Longmont receives annual block grants for community development and affordable housing from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This grant is called the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). Under the CDBG program, the City of Longmont has the ability to choose how the funds will be used. HUD describes a broad range of eligible activities and the City determine which of the eligible activities will best serve the needs of the community.
HUD requires that grantee’s of the CDBG funds develop a Consolidated Plan (Con Plan). The City in partnership with the Regional Funding Consortium has analyzed the needs of Longmont and proposed strategies to meet those needs in the five year Con Plan that is submitted to HUD.
Each year the City of Longmont through the Regional funding Consortium will describe the work that will be undertaken with the CDBG funds for a given program year. This report is called the Action Plan. Each project that is being funded must address at least one goal described in the Con Plan’s Strategic Plan.
At the end of each year, the City will submit a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) to HUD. The primary purpose of the CAPER is to report on accomplishments of funded activities within the program year and to evaluate the City’s progress in meeting one-year goals described in the Annual Action Plan and long term goals described in the Con Plan.