Applications available Summer 2020 (for 2021 funds)

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This program provides eligible metropolitan cities and urban counties with annual grants to be used for neighborhood revitalization, affordable housing, to expand economic opportunities, and/or improve community facilities and services. All projects and programs must principally benefit low-and moderate-income persons.

The priorities for CDBG are determined by City Council, thus allowing local government to respond to needs within their community. Current priorities for the City of Richland’s CDBG Program include: revitalizing eligible neighborhoods, providing services to low-to-moderate persons, public facility infrastructure and improvements and providing affordable housing to low/mod citizens. The city also encourages projects and programs assisted by other funding sources to help leverage the CDBG allocation. On average, the City of Richland receives $271,000 annually to disperse among applications. Funds are awarded yearly on a competitive basis to programs or projects that are selected and approved by City Council.

2019 CDBG Accomplishments and Projects

Public Works (COR) Rapid Flashing Beacon Install  $235,000
Parks & Facilities (COR) McMurray Park Basketball Court  $75,000
Elijah Family Homes Transition to Success Program  $28,857 
Elijah Family Homes Youth Scholarship Program  $6,400 
Senior Life Resources Meals on Wheels Program  $8,800 
The Arc of the Tri-Cities Partners n Pals Program   $11,700
   Total $365,757 

 

2018 CDBG Accomplishments and Projects

Public Works (COR) ADA Ramp Installation  $101,250
Public Works (COR) Audible Pedestrian. Signal Installation (multi-year)  $90,000
Parks & Facilities (COR) Goethals Park Renovation and Playground Installation $145,523
Elijah Family Homes Transition to Success Program $20,984
Senior Life Resources Meals on Wheels Program  $8,600
The Arc of the Tri-Cities Partners n Pals Program  $11,800
   Total  $97,287

 

2017 CDBG Accomplishments and Projects

Public Works (COR) ADA Ramp Installation  $97,287
Parks & Facilities (COR) Columbia Playfield Basketball Court Renovation  $125,891
Elijah Family Homes Transition to Success Program  $23,753 
Senior Life Resources Meals on Wheels Program $9,026
The Arc of the Tri-Cities Partners n Pals Program $10,000
   Total  $265,957