Dan Morganti in the City’s Community Development Office sent around the notice that the Community Development Department is beginning its 2018 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and is seeking proposals for CDBG eligible activities and projects.
CDBG funding has been one of the sources of revenue from the Federal government that has been targeted for cuts for years, but so far it has managed to survive all that budget haggling — although Kent’s share has been cut in half in the last 15 years.
Kent receives a relatively small amount compared to bigger cities but every dollar helps and we’ve got plenty of good uses for it.
Dan is moving forward with the annual CDBG project application and selection process but with the whole Federal government “shutdown” issue, we’re not really sure what that will mean to CDBG funding, if and when it would arrive, and how much should we should expect to receive.
Hope spring eternal so Dan is going through the CDBG public process as he does ever year in anticipation of everything working itself out in Washington DC.
Dan will be accepting applications through Friday, February 16th, 2018 at 4:00 pm.
Here’s the application details: 2018 CDBG Application Information
And here’s the Proposal Form that needs to be submitted.