Federal Grants - Community Development Block Grant

This notice begins the 30-day public comment period for the City of Bremerton Community Development Block Grant Application Process 2022 Funding Recommendations. A Public Hearing will be held during the Bremerton City Council regularly scheduled meeting on October 20th at 5:30 PM, to review the 2022 City of Bremerton Projected Use of Funds, to be included in the City of Bremerton 2022 Action Plan. 

Estimated funds available totaled approximately $450,000. Sources of this funding include estimated 2022 entitlement, estimated 2022 Program Income. In addition to the Federal objectives for CDBG programs, local City of Bremerton priorities and polices were considered by the citizen members of the Project Review Committee when reviewing applications. 

The City of Bremerton is an Entitlement Community under the federally funded Community Development Block Grant Program. Funds are received annually from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for local projects that primarily benefit low income people, and preserve or increase units of affordable housing. The City of Bremerton published a 2022 Policy Plan detailing the management of its CDBG program. It is available for review on the City website (address below). The funding recommendations are included in the 2022 Action Plan submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development by the City of Bremerton. The City also is a recipient of American Rescue Plan Act funding (ARPA). These funds are to be used to address economic stabilization for households and businesses. The Project Review Committee recommends utilizing some of these funds to support work that implements the intention of the funding.


The City of Bremerton Community Development Block Grant Program welcomes written public comment September 10th through October 11th. Please submit all comments to:

City of Bremerton Community Block Grant Program
345 6th Street, Suite 100
Bremerton, WA 98337

The full 2022 Projected Use of funds, including detailed project descriptions can be found here: 

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