Community Development Block Grant Program

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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program allocates an estimated $1.9 million in federal funds per year to sub-recipients throughout the Spokane area to conduct activities that improve the lives and living conditions of these residents. The department allocates these funds each year through a Request For Proposal (RFP) process and provides technical assistance and oversight to sub-recipients to ensure compliance with all applicable federal requirements.

These sub-recipients use CDBG funds to improve local infrastructure, provide needed human services, improve parks and public facilities, increase recreational opportunities, and create jobs for low-income individuals

Community Development Oversight

Spokane County’s Community Services, Housing, and Community Development Department provides oversight of the CDBG and HOME Programs.

The Housing and Community Development Division provides the technical support necessary to comply with federal laws and regulations, plans for the implementation of the CDBG and HOME programs, allocate funds, establish goals and objectives, and carries out eligible activities.

The Housing and Community Development Division has developed the Annual Action Plan in partnership with the Housing and Community Development Citizen Advisory Committee, the municipal members of the Urban County Consortium, other county departments, area citizens, not-for-profit organizations, local businesses and others.

Program Funding

The Spokane County CDBG and HOME Programs fund eligible activities that address affordable housing, public facility, infrastructure, economic development, public services, and other needs of low-income persons throughout Spokane County.

This could not be done without citizen participation.

Spokane County- Low/Mod Income Percentages Mapping Tool

2016 CDBG Program Year Request for Proposals (RFP)

September 27, 2015

The Spokane County Community Services, Housing, and Community Development Department (CSHCD) is seeking proposals for the 2016 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program year. CSHCD will review applications and make recommendations to the Housing and Community Development Advisory Committee (HCDAC). The HCDAC holds a public hearing and makes a recommendation to the Spokane County Board of Commissioners (BOCC). The BOCC, after another public hearing, makes the final decision. Emphasis will be placed on county beneficiaries who would be served with these funds.

Proposals must address a priority need for public facilities, infrastructure, economic development, and planning actions (as contained in the 2016 CDBG Funding Policies, project selection criteria, and RFP.) The 2016 CDBG RFP contains instructions, a timeline for the allocation process, the amount of anticipated funds available, and other pertinent information from the Spokane County Consolidated Plan such as need categories, activities, goals, and objectives.

Eligible applicants include local governments, non-profit agencies with 501(c) (3) designation, public housing authorities, and for-profit entities. Applicants must demonstrate the capacity to carry out their proposal and manage federal funds.

Funding Policies and Information

The 2016 CDBG Funding Policies, applications, project selection criteria, and the RFP will be available for download. To obtain electronic or printed copies of the documents, you may also contact CSHCD by phone at 509-477-2588 or at our office location, 312 West 8th Avenue, Fourth Floor, Spokane, WA 99204. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

An applicant workshop is planned for October 8, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Applicants for infrastructure projects are highly encouraged to attend, due to new policies and procedures. Spokane County is not allocating funds for public or human services, as those projects were funded for two years and, thus, are not being considered this funding round. The CDBG funds are limited and the application process is competitive. For more information on the applicant workshop, call CSHCD at 509-477-2588.

Accommodations and translation services will be provided to the maximum extent feasible to meet the needs of disabled people. If you need an accommodation, please contact CSHCD at least 72 hours in advance at 509-477-2588.

CDBG Budget for 2015

Anticipated 2015Block Grant Entitlement
CAPA Revolving Loan Fund Payments
2015 Program Income (Anticipated)
Total New Funds Available
Plus De-obligated Funds from Prior Year
Total Funds Available for 2015 Projects
Program Administration, Oversight, Compliance and Planning (20%)
Maximum Public Service Funding Allowed (15%)

2015 CDBG Projects

Public Services

Public Service Projects - County Wide
Project Name
Amount Funded
New Hope Resource Center
Emergency Services
Second Harvest
Food Bank
Lutheran Community Services
Public Service Projects -
Cities and Towns
Amount Funded
YWCA- Legal Advocacy and Outreach
Airway Heights and Spokane Valley
Cheney Outreach-Emergency Assistance
Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels
The Green House-Emergency Services
Deer Park
Greater Spokane County
Deer Park
Medical Lake Community Outreach
Medical Lake
Spokane Valley Partners- Emergency Services
Spokane Valley
Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheel
Spokane Valley

Affordable Housing

Housing Projects - County Wide
Project Name
Amount Funded
Spokane Neighborhood Action Programs
Emergency Housing Repair
Housing Projects - Cities and Towns
Project Name
Amount Funded

Economic Development

Economic Development Projects - County Wide
Project Name
Amount Funded
Spokane Neighborhood Action Programs
Financial Access

Public Improvements/Infrastructure - County Wide

Public Improvements/Infrastructure - County Wide
Project Name
Amount Funded

Public Improvements/Infrastructure - Cities and Towns

Public Improvement/Infrastructure - Cities and Towns
Amount Funded
Street Improvements
Spokane Valley
Water / Street Improvements
Water / Sewer Improvements
Water / Sewer Improvements

Public Facilities

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No Projects