CDBG Program

Public Comment Period - PY 2020 Substantial Amendment and Draft PY2021 AAP

The public comment period is from May 20 – June 21, 2021

Please provide comments by email or public testimony:

  • Public Hearing: Tuesday, June 8, 2021, 7:00 p.m. via Zoom webinar. Details and registration for the Public Hearing can be found here.

What is the CDBG Program?

The City of Olympia receives federal Community Development Block Grant (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. Affordable Housing
  2. Economic Development
  3. Public Facilities and Improvements
  4. Social Services
  5. Land Acquisition

CDBG Plans and Reports