Community Development Block Grants
The City of Flagstaff receives Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). CDBG funds are provided on a formula
basis to entitled communities to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing,
suitable living environments, and/or by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low and
moderate income persons. In addition, activities funded with CDBG funds also must meet the
goals, strategies and objectives identified in the City’s FY 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan.
The Five-Year Consolidated Plan provides the framework for the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding received by the City of Flagstaff from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the five-year period beginning July 1, 2016 and ending June 30, 2021. The FY 2016-17 CDBG allocation is $599,050. CDBG funds must be used to benefit low and moderate income households and neighborhoods. Eligible CDBG activities fall into three broad categories:
- Decent Affordable Housing.
- Human Services and Economic Opportunities, including services for people experiencing homelessness.
- Neighborhood Revitalization, Public Services and Facilities, including facilities serving people experiencing homelessness.
After an extensive public participation process, where community proposals for funding are
received and ranked, the Flagstaff City Council sets CDBG priorities and decides the ultimate
use for the CDBG grant, to fund projects within the Flagstaff city limits. This year's funded
activities/projects can be found in the Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Action Plan.
Fiscal Year 2019 Consolidated Annual Progress Evaluation Report (CAPER)
The City of Flagstaff provided multiple community benefits and continuous progress toward accomplishing Consolidated Plan strategies in Program Year 2018/2019 (July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019). As an entitlement city, Flagstaff receives its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds directly from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The CDBG program assists low and moderate income persons by providing affordable housing, revitalizing neighborhoods, and creating employment opportunities. This CAPER is reflective of the third year of the program year 2016/2020 Con Plan which is the fifth Con Plan completed by the City of Flagstaff.