The estimated breakdown of available funding for Program Year 38 can be found below. TheCity has determined funding priority areas listed below based on the Five-Year ConsolidatedPlan, which is available on the City of Bridgeport website and at the Department of CentralGrants and Community Development.PY38 Community Development Block Grant Program $2,780,775
Public Services (15% maximum) $ 417,116
Public Facilities/Infrastructure Improvements/ Housing/Economic Development $1,089,410
Section 108 Loan Repayments $ 718,094
Program Administration (20% maximum) $ 556,155CDBG Reprogramming $695,421.22Applicants should respond to this
request for funding with projects that align with the City’s Five
-Year Consolidated plan priority areas.
CDBG Overview/Priority Areas
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is authorized under Title I of theHousing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, and was enacted in 1974under the Housing and Community Development Act or HCDA. The primary objective of Title Iof HCDA is the development of viable urban communities. These viable communities areachieved by providing the following, principally for persons of low and moderate income.
A suitable living environment; and
Expanded economic opportunities.To achieve these goals, the CDBG regulations set forth eligible activities and the nationalobjective that each activity must meet. As recipients of CDBG funds, grantees are charged withensuring that these requirements are met.The City of Bridgeport has a Five Year Consolidated Plan, which is required to be completed byHUD entitlement communities, that identif
ies the City’s housing and community development
needs and outlines the strategic goals, priorities and actions to address identified needs.
Citizen’s participation in the development of the consolidated plan is required to ensure
acomprehensive needs assessment that captures the social, economic and environmental needs