Federal Grants - Community Development Block Grant

2020 Funding Recommendations

The City of Bremerton Project Review Committee has provided its 2020 Funding Recommendations. There are two scenarios for use of this funding which will be determined at the City Council Public Hearing on November 6th. Please review both scenarios and funding recommendations and if there are public comments please provide them to: sarah.achaoui@ci.bremerton.wa.us or mail at the Department of Community Development Attn. CDBG, 345 6th Street, Suite 100 Bremerton WA 98337. Public Comments will be accepted until October 26th,  2019. The Bremerton City Council will take action on this item on November 6, 2019 in the Main Council Chambers at the Norm Dicks Government Center beginning at 5:30 PM.

Substantial Amendment to the 2018 CDBG Annual Action Plan

The City of Bremerton Project Review Committee is proposing a substantial amendment to the 2018 Annual Action Plan. Click here to download the amendment. This amendment is to reallocate funds from the 2018 Program Year to a new project. This item will be released for a public comment period beginning Wednesday September 25th, and ending October 26th. Please provide all public comments via email to: sarah.achaoui@ci.bremerton.wa.us, or mail at Department of Community Development Attn. CDBG, 345 6th Street Suite 100, Bremerton WA 98337. The Bremerton City Council will take action on this item on November 6th, 2019. 

2020 City of Bremerton HOME Funds

The City, in collaboration with Kitsap County are releasing funding recommendation for the use of City of Bremerton and Kitsap County HOME funds and Kitsap County CDBG funds in the amount of $225,000. Please see the funding recommendations here.

If you have any questions about the funding application please email: Sarah.Achaoui@ci.bremerton.wa.us or call: 360-473-5375.

2020 City of Bremerton CDBG Funds

The City is releasing its Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for 2020 CDBG funds. This notice will provide detailed information about the 2020 CDBG funding process and estimated amount of funding available. The funding applications will be made available on this website on July 15th, 2019.

The City is pleased to announce the 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)

2020 CDBG/HOME Funding

2019 CDBG/HOME Funding

2018 CDBG/HOME Funding

2017 CDBG/HOME Funding

2016 CDBG/HOME Funding

2015 CDBG/HOME Funding