Federal Grants - Community Development Block Grant

CDBG News (Updated 03/13/2023)

  • 2022 CDBG CAPER - The 2022 City of Bremerton Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) captures the expenditures, accomplishments, and progress made on the strategies and goals outlined in the 2021-2025 Consolidated Plan and the 2022 Action Plan. Public review and comment on the 2022 report is welcome at this time. Comments received by March 30th will be included in the report to HUD. Please contact Sarah Lynam via email at sarah.lynam@ci.bremerton.wa.us or by phone at 360-473-5375 with questions or comments. Download the: 2022 CAPER (PDF)
  • HOME-ARP Allocation Plan - County has prepared a HOME-ARP Allocation Plan for funds allocated to the Kitsap County – City of Bremerton HOME Consortium by the US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The plan details the populations to be served, eligible activities, consultations with housing and service providers, needs assessment, and how funds will be distributed. To view the plan please visit Kitsap County's website.

What is Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)?

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. 

  • 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 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 Annual CDBG/HOME Policy Plan details the policies behind the use of Community Development Block Grant Funds and HOME Investment Partnership funds each 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. 

Come back to this page for updates on the 2024 CDBG/HOME Program Year and be sure to subscribe to updates via CDBG News Flash.