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312 West 8th Avenue
Spokane, WA 99204
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Community Development Block Grant Program

Community Development Block Grant graphic shows people working together to improve the community.

Community Development Block Grant logoSpokane 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.

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.

2015 CDBG Program Year

Request for Proposals (RFP) Is Now Open Applications Due by November 10, 2014


Spokane County Community Services, Housing, and Community Development Department (CSHCD) is seeking proposals for the 2015 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 services, public facilities, infrastructure, economic development, and planning actions (as contained in the 2015 CDBG Funding Policies, project selection criteria, and RFP.) The 2015 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.

The 2015 CDBG Funding Policies, applications, project selection criteria, and the RFP will be available for downloading at Department Documents page. To obtain electronic or printed copies of the documents, you may also contact CSHCD by phone at 509-477-2588 or our office location, 312 West 8th Avenue, Fourth Floor, Spokane, WA 99204. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

 An applicant workshop is planned for October 7, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Applicants for public services and infrastructure are highly encouraged to attend due to new policies and procedures. Spokane County is not allocating local Homeless Housing and Assistance Act (HHAA) document recording fees, in conjunction with CDBG funds, this funding round. CDBG funds will also not be available for homeless activities.  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 2014

Anticipated 2014 Block Grant Entitlement $1,342,593
CAPA Revolving Loan Fund Payments $
2014 Program Income (Anticipated) $60,000
Total New Funds Available $1,1402,593
Plus De-obligated Funds from Prior Year $379,298
Total Funds Available for 2014 Projects $1,257,622
Program Administration, Oversight, Compliance & Planning (20%) $270,889
Maximum Public Service Funding Allowed (15%) $205,230


2014 CDBG Projects

Public Services

Public Service Projects - County Wide Project Name Amount Funded
New Hope Resource Center Emergency Services $15,680
Spokane County Medical Society Foundation Project Access $20,962
Lutheran Community Services SAFet $40,878
Public Service Projects - 
Cities and Towns
City/Town Amount Funded
YWCA- Legal Advocacy & Outreach     Airway Heights & Spokane Valley $19,124
Cheney Outreach-Emergency Assistance Cheney $14,856
The Green House-Emergency Services Deer Park $31,445
Catholic Charities-Deer Park Senior Nutrition Deer Park $7,337
Medical Lake Community Outreach Medical Lake $7,337
Spokane Valley Partners- Emergency Services Spokane Valley $15,722
Spokane Valley Meals on Wheels Spokane Valley $38,782


Affordable Housing

Housing Projects - County Wide Project Name Amount Funded
Spokane Neighborhood Action Programs Emergency Housing Repair $116,737
Housing Projects - Cities and Towns Project Name Amount Funded
Spokane County, Community Aquifer Protection Assistance (CAPA) Spokane Valley
Side sewer connection assistance


Economic Development

Economic Development Projects - County Wide Project Name Amount Funded
Spokane Neighborhood Action Programs  Financial Access  $50,000


Public Improvements/Infrastructure - County Wide

Public Improvements/Infrastructure -- County Wide Project Name Amount Funded
N/A N/A  $0

Public Improvements/Infrastructure - Cities and Towns

Public Improvement/Infrastructure - Cities and Towns City/Town Amount Funded
Street Improvements Spokane Valley $261,794
Water / Street Improvements Cheney $113,239
Water / Sewer Improvements Deer Park $197,550
Water / Sewer Improvements Rockford $199,440
Water / Sewer Improvements Carnhope Irrigation District No.7 $70,000


Public Facilities

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