HUD Consolidated Plan

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

This program is one of the longest-running programs of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and was signed into law in 1974. CDBG grants must develop a 5-year consolidated plan with annual action plans that outline proposed activities and identify which national objective and eligibility requirements have been met.

National Objectives

  • Benefit low- and moderate-income persons
  • Prevent or eliminate slum or blight
  • Meet urgent community development needs

CDBG Eligible Activities

  • Housing and other property activities including:
    • Emergency repair program
    • Homeowner rehab projects
  • Public facilities and public services
  • Economic development activities
  • Funding to nonprofit organizations
  • Planning and administration
  • Other activities

CDBG Consolidated Plan Amendment & 2021 Annual Action Plan  

Public Comment and Hearing Notices City of Gainesville CDBG Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan

Proposed Use of CDBG-CV3 and 2021 Funds 

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded the City an additional $326,624 in CDBG funds through the CARES Act to help combat effects of COVID-19. A summary of the draft budget and activities include Total Funding (2021 Grant, Projected Program Income, and CARES Act funds) of $815,739 to be used for Program Administration ($124,447), Housing Activities ($66,292) and Public Facilities/Infrastructure ($625,000).


  • 3/20/2021 to 4/19/2021 – 30-day public review and comment period
  • Tuesday, 3/30/2021 – Virtual Public hearing via zoom (recording below)
  • Thursday, 4/29/2021, 9 a.m. – City Council Work Session
  • Tuesday, 5/4/2021, 5:30 p.m. – City Council meeting to adopt
  • Wednesday, 5/12/2021 – Submit to HUD for approval
    • HUD approval process can take up to 45 days
    • After HUD approval, the City will finalize activities intended to meet community needs

Public Hearing

03/30/2021 Recording of the Virtual Public Hearing for the HUD Consolidated Plan Amendment and 2021 Annual Action Plan.