Federal Grants - Community Development Block Grant

What is Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)?

  • CDBG and HOME are federal grant programs from HUD that provide communities with flexible funding to address a wide range of community development needs. 
  • The City of Bremerton receives funding yearly to benefit low- and moderate-income residents, address an urgent need, or provide affordable housing. 
  • Many local non-profits have received support from the City's CDBG funding for public service, capital/construction and housing projects. 

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.

2023 Program Year Updates

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 application cycle is now closed, please see the 2023 CDBG Project Review Committee’s funding recommendations.

The City of Bremerton Community Development Block Grant Program welcomes written public comment September 12th through October 13th. Please submit all comments to:

City of Bremerton Community Block Grant Program 
Sarah Lynam, CDBG Administrator
Sarah.Lynam@ci.bremerton.wa.us or by mail to 
345 6th Street, Suite 100
Bremerton, WA 98337

A Public Hearing will be held during the Bremerton City Council regularly scheduled meeting on November 2nd at 5:30 PM, to review the 2023 City of Bremerton Projected Use of Funds, to be included in the City of Bremerton 2023 Action Plan. 

The City of Bremerton has created the 2023 CDBG/HOME Policy Plan detailing 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. 

Please reach out to CDBG Administrator, Sarah Lynam for any questions:

Sarah Lynam
City of Bremerton Block Grant Program
345 6th Street, Suite 100
Bremerton WA 98337
Sarah.Lynam@ci.bremerton.wa.us

City of Bremerton Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Programs 2021 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. 

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