Federal Grants - Community Development Block Grant
Upon advance request, the City will provide for interpretation or translation services to meet the needs of non-English speaking residents. The City will take appropriate actions to serve the needs of persons with disabilities.
A Public Hearing will be held during the Bremerton City Council regularly scheduled meeting on November 2nd, 2016 at 5:30 PM in the Council Chambers at the Norm Dicks Government Center, 345 6th Street, to review the 2017 Community Development Block Grant and HOME Projected Use of Funds, to be included in the City of Bremerton 2017 Action Plan.
These recommendations were made by a Project Review Committee consisting of City Staff and Community Volunteers who were appointed by the Mayor. Members of this committee reviewed project applications, held applicant interviews, and made funding recommendations. The Bremerton City Council receives the funding recommendations for consideration and final approval.
2017 City of Bremerton Community Development Block Grant
The 2017 City of Bremerton Community Development Block Grant Cycle has begun with the release of the 2017 CDBG/HOME Policy Plan. The document (see below) provides details into the management of the CDBG award and provides important information regarding the policies and regulations for the use of HUD CDBG funds.
Each year the City of Bremerton conducts a competitive funding application process for its Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG). The application cycle begins in late summer with the release of the Notice of Funding Availability. In September a technical assistance session for prospective grant applications will be held (NOTE: For the 2017 cycle, the TA session will be mandatory for all first time applicants, and applicants who have never been awarded City of Bremerton CDBG funds).
A public process is used to make funding recommendations in September with funds available for the 2017 program year. This process is detailed in the Citizen Participation Plan in each funding source’s Policy Plan. The public is encouraged to participate in the process and its end product.
To better understand the funding sources and regulatory requirements associated with all of these funding sources, applicants are encouraged to refer to the Policy Plans.
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME)
CDBG and HOME are federal block grant programs from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that provide communities with flexible funding to address a wide range of community development needs.
The City of Bremerton receives this block grant funding each year to expand economic opportunities, and provide a suitable living environment and decent housing--principally for our low- and moderate-income community members.
The City’s Block Grant funding has touched countless lives and impacted our community in many ways, great and small. Available below are links to information about our annual awards, policies, performance reports, and more.
Most Block Grant assistance is used for large-scale projects and programs that are carried out in partnership with local agencies and contractors. However, if you are a homeowner or prospective homebuyer in the City of Bremerton and are interested in programs that can assist your household directly, please visit the Housing Information page.
Please visit the Consolidated Planning page for more information about how this program works.