Who decides what activities are funded?

First, each proposed activity must meet one of three National Objectives of the federal program (benefitting low income persons, preventing or eliminating slums or blight, meeting urgent needs) and be consistent with the goals contained in the community’s Consolidated Plan.  The Consolidated Plan is a 5 year planning document that sets a community’s CDBG goals.  Each year under the Consolidated Plan a document called an “Action Plan” is prepared by the community and is made available for public review and comment.  The Action Plan calls out the proposed activities to be funded and establishes an annual budget.  After the review period, a public hearing is held, and in our case it is the Township Board that finally allocate the funds through the adoption of a resolution.  The Action Plan and resolution is is then sent to HUD for approval.  HUD has 45 days to review the Action Plan and request additional information, if necessary.  If the Action Plan has been accepted by HUD, a new contract is sent to the Township to execute and funding is made available.  The Township’s CDBG program year runs between July 1st and June 30th.

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1. What is a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)?
2. How much CDBG funding does Waterford Township receive every year?
3. What can CDBG funds be used for?
4. Who decides what activities are funded?
5. What activities does Waterford Township currently undertake?
6. How long has Waterford Township participated in the CDBG program?
7. How many staff positions are funded with CDBG monies?
8. Who qualifies for the Township’s Urgent Needs Home Repair program?
9. How is household income determined?
10. What kind of repairs qualify through the program?
11. What type of repairs are NOT eligible?
12. How is funding provided to qualified applicants?
13. How and when is the loan repaid?
14. What happens to the repaid loan money?
15. How does a homeowner apply?
16. What happens after an application is submitted?
17. How does the program staff provide assistance throughout the program process?
18. Who are the program approved contractors?
19. How many contractors are currently on the list?