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

2021 Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Report

East Wenatchee residents and interested parties are invited to comment on the draft 2021 CDBG Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). The 2021 CAPER describes how the city used CDBG funds during the 2021 Program Year.

            Link to Draft 2021 CAPER

 HUD requires the submission of the CAPER no later than 90 days after the closing of an entitlement grantee's program year. The draft CAPER must be made available for public review for 15 days. The public review and comment period for the 2021 CAPER is November 18, 2022, to December 5, 2022. 

 The East Wenatchee City Council will hold a public hearing at their December 6, 2022, meeting to consider approval of the 2021 CAPER. Council meetings are held in person with an option for participation using the Zoom online platform. The public hearing will be part of the meeting agenda and will begin after the meeting has convened. Council meetings are held in person with an option for participation using the Zoom online platform. Written comments for the hearing may be submitted as noted above by 5:00 PM on the date of the hearing. 

 Zoom links may be found on the Agenda for the meeting which will be available on the City’s website in the Events section calendar.

Substantial Amendments to the 2017 Annual Action Plan, 2018 Annual Action Plan, and 2019 Annual Action Plan

East Wenatchee residents and interested parties are invited to comment on the draft amendments to the 2017 Annual Action Plan, 2018 Annual Action Plan and 2019 Annual Action Plan.  The proposed amendments will reprogram left over funds from those years that are needed to complete the Hamilton Street Improvement project.  The City is in jeopardy of losing additional CDBG Funds due to delays in spending the obligated funds.

The East Wenatchee City Council will hold a public hearing to consider final adoption of the amendments referenced above at their regular meeting on December 6, 2022.  The Council meeting starts at 6:00 PM and will be held in the Council Chambers at East Wenatchee City Hall, 271 9th St. NE, East Wenatchee, WA. The public hearings will be part of the meeting agenda and will begin after the meeting has convened. All interested persons are invited to comment on the draft documents at the public hearings and during the 30-day comment period.

All written comments should be addressed to Curtis Lillquist, East Wenatchee Community Development Department, 271 9th Street NE, East Wenatchee, WA 98802.  Faxed or emailed comments will also be considered.  Fax (509) 886-6233, email the Community Development Director. The comment period deadline is December 5, 2022.

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