Federal Grants - Community Development Block Grant

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT; AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

December 16, 2021

City of Bremerton
Community Development Block Grant
345 6th Street, Suite 600
Bremerton, WA  98337-1873

360-473-5375

These notices shall satisfy three separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of Bremerton Community Development Block Grant.

The proposed project will complete the ADA walkway surrounding Evergreen Rotary Park allowing for accessible passage around Evergreen Rotary Park.

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

On or about January 20, 2022, the City of Bremerton Community Development Block Grant will submit a request to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of Community Development Block Grant Funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (PL 93-383), as amended, to undertake the following project:

Project Name – Public Facility – Park Drive ADA Accessible Walkway at Evergreen Rotary Park

Project Purpose – Funds will be used to build a fully accessible sidewalk and curb ramp located at Park Drive to fully complete a pathway around the Park.

Project Location – 1500 Park Avenue, Bremerton, WA  

Estimated Cost - $56,000

Estimated City CDBG Funds - $56,000

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

The City of Bremerton Community Development Block Grant has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file with the City of Bremerton Community Development Block Grant Program at 345 6th Street, Suite 600, Bremerton, WA  98337-1873, where the ERR may be examined and copied Monday - Friday from 9 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments to:

City of Bremerton
Community Development Block Grant
345 6th Street, Suite 100
Bremerton, WA  98337-1873

All comments received by January 20, 2022 will be considered by The City of Bremerton Community Development Block Grant prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.

RELEASE OF FUNDS

The City of Bremerton Community Development Block Grant certifies to HUD that Greg Wheeler, in his capacity as Mayor of the City of Bremerton, consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD's approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities, and allows City of Bremerton Department Public Works and Utilities to use these funds to carry out the intended project.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and The City of Bremerton Community Development Block Grant certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City of Bremerton; (b) the City of Bremerton has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58; (c) the grant recipient has committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58) and shall be addressed to HUD grant administration office at 909 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104. Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

City of Bremerton Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Programs 2022 Policy Plan

The City of Bremerton 2022 City of Bremerton CDBG/HOME Policy Plan has been approved by City Council via Resolution number 3339. The City of Bremerton has created this plan detailing the policies behind the use of Community Development Block Grant Funds and HOME Investment Partnership funds for the 2022 Program Year. The plan contains details on eligible applicants, eligible activities, Federal requirements for use of funds, the allocation process and other detailed information relevant to those who would be interested in applying for these funds.

Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)


The City of Bremerton is required to report annually to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) the progress made towards goals listed in its 5-year Consolidated Plan. This plan has been approved by HUD on June 24, 2021. All activities which took place in the 2021 program year have made progress towards achieving the goals outlined in the Consolidated Plan. 

Bremerton Homeownership Program


The City of Bremerton, in partnership with Community Frameworks, presents the Bremerton Homeownership Down Payment Assistance (DPA) Program. The program is designed to provide deferred payment, low-interest subordinate loans that make home buying affordable for eligible home buyers purchasing within the Bremerton City Limits. Funding for this program comes from the City of Bremerton’s HUD allocation of Federal HOME funds and is matched with DPA from other sources provided by Community Frameworks for up to 20% of the purchase price. Community Frameworks’ partner lenders have additional DPA available as well. 

For more information please visit the Housing Information webpage or contact Community Frameworks at 360-377-7738 ext. 2, or visit their website

Most Block Grant assistance is used for large-scale projects and programs that are carried out in partnership with local agencies and contractors. If you need emergency assistance for you or your household please feel free to contact the Housing Solutions Center 360-377-0053.

Upon advance request, the City will provide for interpretation or translation services to meet the needs of non-English speaking residents. The City will take appropriate actions to serve the needs of persons with disabilities. 

More Information


Please visit the Consolidated Planning page for more information about how this program works. 

  • Explore CDBG
  • CDBG Making a Difference
  • CDBG and HOME are federal block grant programs from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that provide communities with flexible funding to address a wide range of community development needs.
  • The City of Bremerton receives this block grant funding each year to expand economic opportunities, and provide a suitable living environment and decent housing--principally for our low- and moderate-income community members.
  • The City’s Block Grant funding has touched countless lives and impacted our community in many ways, great and small. Available below are links to information about our annual awards, policies, performance reports, and more.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME)

2022 CDBG/HOME Funding

2020 CDBG/HOME Funding

2019 CDBG/HOME Funding

2018 CDBG/HOME Funding

2017 CDBG/HOME Funding

2016 CDBG/HOME Funding

2015 CDBG/HOME Funding