Community Development Block Grant Program

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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program allocates an estimated $1.9 million in federal funds per year to sub-recipients throughout the Spokane area to conduct activities that improve the lives and living conditions of low and moderate income county residents. The department allocates these funds each year through a Request For Proposal (RFP) process and provides technical assistance and oversight to sub-recipients to ensure compliance with all applicable federal requirements.
Sub-recipients use CDBG funds to improve local infrastructure, provide needed human services, improve parks and public facilities, increase recreational opportunities, and create jobs for low-income individuals

Community Development Oversight

Spokane County’s Community Services, Housing, and Community Development Department provides oversight of the CDBG and HOME Programs.

The Housing and Community Development Division provides the technical support necessary to comply with federal laws and regulations, plans for the implementation of the CDBG and HOME programs, allocate funds, establish goals and objectives, and carries out eligible activities.

The Housing and Community Development Division has developed the Annual Action Plan in partnership with the Housing and Community Development Citizen Advisory Committee (HCDAC), the municipal members of the Urban County Consortium, other county departments, area citizens, not-for-profit organizations, local businesses and others.

Program Funding

The Spokane County CDBG and HOME Programs fund eligible activities that address affordable housing, public facility, infrastructure, economic development, public services, and other needs of low-income persons throughout Spokane County.

This could not be done without citizen participation.

Spokane County- Low/Mod Income Percentages Mapping Tool

CDBG Budget for 2021

Anticipated 2020 Block Grant Entitlement
2021 Program Income (Anticipated)
2020 Federal Allocation Un-obligated   Carry Over $121,787
2021 Program Income
Total Funds Available for 2019 Projects
Program Administration, Oversight, Compliance and Planning (20%)
Maximum Public Service Funding Allowed (15%)

2021 CDBG Projects

Public Services

Public Service Projects - County Wide
Project Name
Amount Funded
Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels Senior Nutrition  $40,918
Lutheran Community Services Victim Assistance  $45,918
New Hope Resource Center
Emergency Services
Salvation Army
Food Bank
Second Harvest  Food bank  $29,047
Public Service Projects -
Cities and Towns
Amount Funded
Cheney Outreach-Emergency Assistance
The Green House-Emergency Services
Deer Park
Medical Lake Community Outreach
Medical Lake
Spokane Valley Partners- Emergency Services
Spokane Valley

Affordable Housing

Housing Projects - County Wide
Project Name
Amount Funded
Spokane Neighborhood Action Programs
Emergency Housing Repair

Economic Development

Economic Development Projects - County Wide
Project Name
Amount Funded
SNAP Financial Access
Micro Enterprise $124,929

Public Improvements/Infrastructure - County Wide

Public Improvements/Infrastructure - County Wide
Project Name
Amount Funded

Public Improvements/Infrastructure - Cities and Towns

Public Improvement/Infrastructure - Cities and Towns
Amount Funded
Barker Road Sewer Project
Spokane Valley
Sewer Improvements Town of Fairfield $283,790

Public Facilities

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