CDBG Program

Public Comment Period - Draft 2019 CDBG Annual Action Plan

The DRAFT Community Development Block Grant 2019 Annual Action Plan is now available for comment (view Summary). This plan explains the strategic investments for an estimated $450,000 in CDBG funding. This CDBG PY 2019 Action Plan is available online, in paper and by email for public review and comment for 30 days as per the Olympia CDBG Citizen Participation Plan.

The 30 day period runs from May 8, 2019 – June 8 2019. Public comments can be submitted in the following ways:

  • Email:  cdbg@ci.olympia.wa.us
  • US mail:  CDBG Program, City of Olympia, PO Box 1967, Olympia WA 98507
  • Delivered in person:  CDBG Program, City of Olympia, Olympia City Hall, 601 4th Avenue East, Olympia, WA 98501
  • Public Testimony:  June 4, 2019 Tuesday evening, 7 p.m. Olympia Council Public Hearing, Olympia City Hall, 601 4th Avenue East, Olympia WA 98501

Draft Amendment 2018 CDBG Annual Action Plan

The DRAFT Amendment to the Community Development Block Grant 2018 Annual Action Plan is now available for comment. The City proposes to add a $56,000 Tenant Assistance Program to the current Program Year 2018 using Program Income. This Draft Amendment is available online, in paper and by email for public review and comment for 30 days as per the Olympia CDBG Citizen Participation Plan.

The 30 day period runs from May 10, 2019 – June 10 2019. Public comments may submitted the same ways listed above.

Salvation Army Day Center Project- $300,000 in Federal CDBG Funding

The City proposed to provide $300,000 in federal funding to assist the Salvation Army's Day Center Project. This project will create a Day Center to provide the daytime part of the 24/7 homeless accommodations for residents of the Salvation Army's shelter. This project will involve the relocation of the community kitchen; expansion of dining room to accommodate up to 100 or more people at a time; and will enhance the overall operation of the Salvation Army's facility located at 808-824 5th Avenue SE, Olympia, WA.  For more information on the project, the Environmental Review or about homelessness in general, please contact us at cdbg@ci.olympia.wa.us.


What is the CDBG Program?

The City of Olympia receives federal CDBG funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  According to the HUD website, the CDBG Program provides federal funds to "develop viable communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment and opportunities to expand economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons."  The City maintains a five-year strategic housing plan that outlines the priorities for CDBG grant funding. Each year, the City re-evaluates the plan to reflect the needs of the community. The Annual Action Plan serves as the blueprint for how Olympia will invest CDBG funds to address high-priority local needs. The Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) provides information on the activities funded within a program year. The City has identified the following strategies for the five-year Consolidated Plan:

  1. Economic Development
  2. Housing Rehabilitation
  3. Land Acquisition
  4. Public Facilities and Improvements
  5. Public Services. 

Land Acquisition Program

This program assists with the purchase of real property for development of new, affordable housing developments for non-profit organizations such as Habitat for Humanity or Homes First!