CDBG Preliminary Funding Recommendations

Listed below are the 2021 applicants, proposed projects, requested CDBG funding amount and preliminary recommendation.

Public Service Projects – County-Wide: Requested Amount Recommended Amount
Lutheran Community Services – DV Victim Services $50,791 $45,000
Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels – Senior Nutrition Program $60,000 $40,000
New Hope Resource Center – Emergency Services $20,500 $20,500
Salvation Army- Emergency Services $30,000 $18,130
Second Harvest Food Bank – Emergency Services $80,000 $ 28,129
Public Service Projects - Cities and Towns: Requested Amount Recommended Amount
City of Cheney Cheney Outreach Center – Emergency Assistance $25,193 $25,193
City of Deer Park
​ The Green House – Emergency Services
$39,440 $30,000
City of Medical Lake Medical Lake Community Outreach – Emergency Assistance $20,000 $20,000
City of Spokane Valley Spokane Valley Partners – Emergency Services $24,000 $24,000
Housing Projects - County-Wide Requested Amount Recommended Amount
SNAP – Essential Housing Repair $150,000 $150,000
Economic Development Projects – County-Wide: Requested Amount Recommended Amount
SNAP Financial Access – Micro-Enterprise  $124,929 $124,929
Infrastructure/Public Facility Improvement Projects - Cities and Towns: Requested Amount Recommended Amount
NATIVE Project
​Youth Services Building
$1,000,000 $0
Town of Fairfield
​ Town of Fairfield- Sewer Improvements
$283,790 $283,790
City of Spokane Valley
City of Spokane Valley Barker Road Sewer Project **
$330,058 $330,058
Planning and Administration Projects – County Wide Requested Amount Recommended Amount
Spokane County CSHCD - Administration $338,058 $338,058
Unallocated 2021 CDBG funds* $334,291 $334,291
Total:                                                    $2,576,759 $1,812,078

*Unallocated 2021 CDBG funds available for future funding considerations, excluding public services activities.

** City of Spokane Valley set-aside based on Spokane Valley Resolution No. 19-014 allocating PY 2020 and PY 2021 funds to Barker Road Homes Sewer Project. Funds will assist with assessment fees and side sewer connections for qualified low-income homeowner households.

Notice of Substantial Amendments to prior years is provided in the following circumstances:

A change in allocation priorities of thirty percent (30%) or greater or a change in the method of distribution of funds; Carrying out an activity, using funds from any program covered by the Consolidated Plan, including program income, not previously described in the Action Plan; or significant change to the purpose, scope, location, or beneficiaries of an activity.

Substantial Amendments to prior years’ plans:

PY 2017 HOME Tenant Based Rental Assistance, Spokane Housing Authority; $100,000

PY 2018 HOME Tenant Based Rental Assistance, Spokane Housing Authority; $100,000

PY 2019 HOME Community Frameworks, Multi-family rehabilitation of Aspen Grove; $652.444

PY 2019 HOME Community Frameworks, Multi-family new construction of Highland Village; $1,250,000

PY 2019 HOME -Multi Family Place Holder $ 1,450,000

Spokane County assures that grants will be conducted and administered in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d), the Fair Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 3601 3620), the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Executive Orders 11063, 11625, 12138, 12432 and 12892, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794), the Americans with Disabilities Act (Title II), and implementing regulations.

All projects will benefit low and moderate-income residents of Spokane County within the twelve participating municipalities and Spokane County’s unincorporated areas.

None of the recommended CDBG projects involve displacement and/or relocation of individuals or the demolition of affordable housing units. Any residential rehabilitation work involving temporary relocation of residents will be performed in accordance with the Spokane County Residential Anti-Displacement and Relocation Policy. The Residential Anti-Displacement and Relocation Policy is available at http://www.spokanecounty.org/1232/Community-Developmentor by request. Contact Tami Hennessy at (509) 477-2588 or thennessy@spokanecounty.org to obtain a copy.

Spokane County actively supports fair housing efforts in the community in a positive, solution-oriented fashion. Housing programs funded by the Community Development Block Grant, Home Investment Partnership Program, and homeless programs are administered to affirmatively further fair housing.

Funding for these preliminary recommendations has not yet been allocated by the federal government. Acceptance of the 2021 Annual Action Plan by HUD and a contract between HUD and Spokane County authorizing the 2021 Annual Action Plan are conditions precedent to Spokane County funding of these projects.

Persons who have physical, mental or developmental disabilities making it difficult for them to participate in Public Hearings and/or non-English speaking residents, may obtain program information by contacting the Housing and Community Development Division. The Spokane County website is accessible for those with sight impairment or limited English proficiency. The Division will provide accommodations to the maximum extent possible when provided a request at least 72 hours prior to the Public Hearing in order to arrange accommodations and participation by citizens with special needs. Contact Tami Hennessy at (509) 477-2588 or thennessy@spokanecounty.org to arrange special accommodations.