The City of Bremerton is an entitlement community which receives a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the federal department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) each year. The City also receives funding from the Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) fund via an interlocal agreement with Kitsap County.
The City and Kitsap County Block Grant Programs coordinate needs assessment and strategic planning via the 5-year Consolidated Planning Process.
Each year, funding is awarded to local agencies and service providers who are best equipped to serve citizens in need. The allocation of these funds to the agencies takes place through a competitive grant application process each year. To manage this, the City of Bremerton, Kitsap County, and the Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council carry out the annual Coordinated Grant Process. The Coordinated Grant Process establishes policies and procedures, application requirements and schedules; works with the community to appoint citizen members to the County’s Grant Recommendation Committee and City’s Project Review Committee, and facilitates review, evaluation and recommendation of applications.
The City has posted the calendar for the 2023 program year. This calendar, accessible here, includes important dates which take place during 2022 to prepare for the 2023 program year.
The 2023 CDBG/HOME Policy Plan details the policies behind the use of Community Development Block Grant Funds and HOME Investment Partnership funds for the 2023 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.
The 2023 CDBG application cycle is now closed, please see the 2023 CDBG Project Review Committee’s funding recommendations, approved by City Council at a public hearing held on November 2nd, 2022 for inclusion in the 2023 Annual Action Plan. A description of each recommended project and the November 2nd public hearing presentation can be found here:
Please reach out to CDBG Administrator, Sarah Lynam for any questions:
City of Bremerton Block Grant Program
345 6th Street, Suite 100
Bremerton WA 98337
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.
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.