Clermont County was notified by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that it was eligible to participate in the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program as an Entitlement County. This change in the county’s status is due to a 2013 U.S. Census update showing Clermont County’s population at over 200,000.
The FY2020 funding allocation for Clermont County will not be determined until early next year; the FY 2019 funding level was $975,508. Funding reductions, if any, and the addition of new entitlement recipients will be determining factors.
Clermont County has adopted a consolidated plan to guide the program over a five year funding cycle (FY 2015-2019) and will be using priority needs and objectives identified in this plan. Clermont County is in the process of creating their next consolidated plan for the five year funding cycle of 2020-2014. The projects identified from the grant application process for FY2020 will be included as the first year projects of the new Consolidated Plan.
Consolidated Plan Process
The Consolidated Plan describes the jurisdiction’s community development priorities and multiyear goals based on an assessment of housing and community development needs, an analysis of housing and economic market conditions and available resources. Consultation and Citizen Participation: Through the Consolidated Plan (often called the “Con Plan”), grantee jurisdictions engage the community, both in the process of developing and reviewing the proposed plan, and as partners and stakeholders in the implementation of CPD programs.
The Annual Action Plan
The Consolidated Plan is carried out through Annual Action Plans, which provide a concise summary of the actions, activities, and the specific federal and non-federal resources that will be used each year to address the priority needs and specific goals identified by the Consolidated Plan.
CDBG 2020 Grant Application (Information and Documents)
Application Deadline is 4:30 p.m., Friday, January 31, 2020. All documents must be received by this time in order to be considered for grant funding.
All LMI Census Tract and Block Group data as well as Community Area Maps and HUD LMI Maps can be found here.
Click here for an interactive searchable map of 51%+ LMI Block Groups and places (Villages).
If the project location does not fall into a LMI Census Tract of Block Group, then an Income Survey must be completed to show the LMI percentage. All material necessary to conduct the survey can be found below.