Spokane County’s 2016 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) summarizes the use of federal resources provided by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), covering the period beginning July 1, 2016 and ending on June 30, 2017. Federal resources include Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds.
Prior to submitting the 2016 CAPER to HUD for review, the report must be available to the public for examination and comment period, beginning August 31, 2017 through September 14, 2017. A summary of public comments regarding the county’s activities, priority needs, strategies, objectives, and accomplishments will be recorded and incorporated in the CAPER, including comments regarding the county’s performance in carrying out CDBG and HOME programs, as required under 24 CFR Part 570--CDBG Program and
24 CFR Part 92 -- HOME Program.
The CAPER is also used for the purpose of 1) Evaluating the Spokane County Housing and Community Development Division’s accomplishments in supporting local strategies and in achieving priority housing and community development goals that are consistent with both the county’s 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan, as amended, and 2016 Annual Action Plan; 2) Providing HUD with information in meeting statutory requirements and assessing the county’s ability in carrying out relevant federal programs, in compliance with all applicable rules and regulations in providing information for HUD’s Annual Report to Congress; 3) Providing residents, community groups, and others interested in the county’s community development process and how Spokane County’s use of federal resources are meeting local housing and community development objectives.
The Spokane County Community Services, Housing, and Community Development Department has determined the reported accomplishments are consistent with both the Consolidated Housing and Community Development Plan and the 2016 Annual Action Plan’s high-priority housing and community development objectives, subject to 24 CFR Part 91.
If you would like a copy of the report or a summary of performance and achievements, please contact the Spokane County Community Services, Housing, and Community Development Department at 312 West 8th Avenue, 4th Floor, Spokane, WA 99204 or call (509) 477-2588. A draft of the CAPER is also available at http://www.spokanecounty.org/3585/RFP-Documentsunder department documents.
2018 CDBG Funding Policies
The Spokane County Community Services, Housing, and Community Development Department (CSHCD) is seeking public comment on the Funding Policies and Request for Proposal (RFP) for the 2018 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program year. Comments will be accepted for fifteen (15) days from August 31, 2017 through September 14, 2017. The Housing and Community Development Advisory Committee (HCDAC) will hold a Public Hearing on September 14, 2017, at the CSHCD Department at 4:00 p.m.
The HCDAC is conducting this Public Hearing to make a recommendation to the Spokane County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) regarding the goals and projects to be undertaken in the 2018 program year. The BOCC will make the final decision during their regular public meeting on September 19, 2017.
The 2018 CDBG RFP contains instructions, a timeline for the allocation process, the anticipated funds available, and other pertinent information from the amended 2015-2019 Spokane County Consolidated Plan, such as priority needs and goals.
The 2018 CDBG Funding Policies and the RFP will be available for downloading at http://www.spokanecounty.org/3585/RFP-Documents. You may also contact CSHCD to obtain electronic or printed copies, at 509-477-2588, or visit our office at 312 West 8th Avenue, Fourth Floor, Spokane, WA 99204 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Accommodations and translation services will be provided to the maximum extent feasible to meet the needs of people with disabilities. If you need an accommodation, please contact CSHCD at least 72 hours in advance at 509-477-2588.