Federal Grants - Community Development Block Grant
2017 Request for Funding Proposals
The City of Bremerton has released its Request for Funding Proposals for the 2017 Program Year. There are two RFP packages: Economic Development and Capital. Both of these applications have associated fillable excel spreadsheets. Please select the package that best matches your project. Please remember that all required attachments, including the budget must be complete in order for the project to be deemed eligible for funding. The Bremerton City Council has selected its funding priorities for the 2017 year as follows:
Capital Projects in the target area to Revitalize Neighborhoods to create affordable housing ($250,000)
Weatherization and Minor Home Repair in Target area ($32,000 fixed amount)
City-Wide Economic Development for job training programs ($50,000 fixed amount)
There will be a mandatory technical assistance session which will be held on Tuesday, September 13th from 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon at the Norm Dicks Government Center on the 6th floor in the Mayor’s conference room. This session will be mandatory for all first time applicants.
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.
Public Notice for Reallocation of Funds
In accordance with the City of Bremerton Citizen Participation Plan and the requirements of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the City is providing the public an opportunity to comment on the CDBG Annual Action Plan Proposed Substantial Amendments and program funding reallocation for projects as outlined below. The substantial amendments will result in a reallocation of unexpended funds, and the adjustments needed to ensure the integrity of the City’s spending obligations. This notice hereby begins the 30 day comment period. Comments are being accepted until 5:00 p.m. on September 8, 2016.
Effective August 9th, 2016, the City of Bremerton Annual Action Plan Proposed Substantial Amendments will be available for review and public comments at the following locations: City of Bremerton Department of Community Development, 345 6th Street, 6th Floor and on the City’s website. You may also contact Sarah Achaoui at 360-473-5375 or email@example.com.
The City of Bremerton proposes to reallocate the following unexpended CDBG funds from the 2014 Annual Action Plan as follows:
$5,000 from Down Payment Assistance to Weatherization and Minor Home Repair
The City of Bremerton proposes to reallocate the following unexpended funds from the 2015 Annual Action Plan as follows:
$20,000 from Down Payment Assistance to Weatherization and Minor Home Repair
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.
A Public Hearing will be held on September 7th at 5:30 at the Norm Dicks Government Center in the Council Chambers where the City Council will adopt the Policy Plan and Release the Request for Funding Proposals. Any comments that were received during the public comment period which ended on August 19th 2016 will be considered prior to adoption of the Policy Plan. Please check this website on September 8th to access the Request for Funding Proposals for the 2017 Program Year.
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.