Community Development Block Grant Program

Since 2009, the City of East Wenatchee, as an entitlement jurisdiction, receives an annual 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. The federal statute identifies overall 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

2022 Annual Action Plan (AAP)

The City of East Wenatchee 2022 AAP is the annual public awareness document required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The AAP describes the resources available for the Community Development Block Grant program (CDBG) and how those resources will be utilized, including the projects selected for funding.

The City’s 2022 CDBG formula grant is $121,887. The City Council has committed the 2022 CDBG funding under HUD regulations §570.200(h) (Reimbursement for pre-award costs) to the Hamilton Street- Street Improvement Project.

The draft 2022 Annual Action Plan (PDF) must be available for public review for 30 days. The public review and comment period is June 25 to July 26, 2022. East Wenatchee residents and interested parties are invited to comment on the draft 2022 AAP. 

Written and verbal comments must be submitted by 5:00 PM on July 26, 2022. They will be accepted via phone 509-884-5396, fax 509-884-6233, by emailing the Community Development Director or by mailing:

East Wenatchee Community Development Department
Attn: Community Development Manager
271 9th Street NE, East Wenatchee, WA 98802

Link to Draft 2022 AAP(PDF)

The East Wenatchee City Council will hold public hearings on July 5, 2022 and July 19, 2022. At their August 2, 2022 meeting, the Council will consider approval of the 2022 AAP. The meetings start at 6:00 PM in the Council Chambers at East Wenatchee City Hall, 271 9th St. NE, East Wenatchee, WA. Council meetings are held in person with an option for participation using the following Zoom online or phone-in options. 

It is the City’s policy to provide reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities. Please contact the City Clerk at 509-884-9515 at least 3 working days in advance of the meeting if you need any language, hearing or physical accommodations to participate in this meeting. Citizens with hearing impairment may call the TDD line at 800-833-6388.

Plans

The Community Development & Housing Consolidated Plan (Consolidated 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.

Reports