Block Grant Program
In 2009, the City of East Wenatchee was notified that it was an entitlement jurisdiction and eligible to receive a direct allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). CDBG funds must be used for projects and programs that principally benefit low and moderate income persons. Federal statute identifies program goals that establish what CDBG funds may be used for:
- Ensuring access to decent and affordable housing
- Ensuring that the community offers suitable living environments
- Expanding economic opportunities
The Community Development and Housing Consolidated Plan (Consolidate Plan) provides information about the community and establishes the framework for using the CDBG funds over a five-year period. Each year an Annual Action Plan is completed listing the projects that are intended to be funded during that program year. The City's program year runs from October 1 through September 30.
After the end of each program year, the City is required to prepare a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) that summarizes how the City has used the CDBG funds in the previous year.
The Limited English Proficiency Plan and Citizen Participation Plan are two important documents that provide information regarding methods the City will use for outreach to the public.
Notice of Hearing & Public Comment Opportunity
East Wenatchee residents and interested parties are invited to comment on the Draft 2019 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the City’s CDBG Program.
The 2019 CAPER describes how the city used the CDBG funds during the 2019 program year.
The East Wenatchee City Council will conduct a public hearing at their March 16, 2021 meeting to receive comments on the 2019 CAPER. The meeting starts at 6:00 PM. The public hearing will be part of the meeting agenda and will begin after the meeting has convened.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Governor’s orders, the meeting is closed to in-person attendance and will be conducted using the Zoom Online platform. To join the meeting, please use this URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88075284919?pwd=ZGZBeDl2dGYwS2lzS1ZmTVhzcFpFZz09.
If you do not have internet access you may participate in the hearing by calling 1-253-215-8782. Meeting ID: 880 7528 4919. Passcode: 028280.
Written comment must be submitted by 5:00 PM to Lori Barnett, East Wenatchee Community Development Department on the date of the hearing, by mail to 271 9th Street NE, East Wenatchee, WA 98802, by fax to: 509-884-6233, or by email.