Community Development Block Grant

Announcements

St. Johns County anticipates receiving Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for the 2021-2022 Federal Fiscal Year. 2021-2022 Public Notice

  • Survey – The first step in planning for this new year of funding is inviting citizens to provide their input on the housing and community development needs of the County.  Please take a moment to share your opinions. 2021 Annual Plan & AFFH Survey 
  • CDBG Application –  Through the application process, the County makes CDBG funds available to eligible community organizations.  The 2021-2022 Application is now available.  Completed applications are due on May 7, 2021. 2021-2022 Application
  • Community Meetings – Several meetings are planned for the purpose of providing information about the CDBG program and learning about the needs of local communities.  At these meetings, the Community Survey and CDBG applications will be available. 2021 Meeting Schedule
  • 2021-2025 Consolidated Plan Presentation – Learn about the 2021-2025 Consolidated Plan and Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Assessment. 2021-2025 Consolidated Plan Presentation

For additional information, please contact: housing@sjcfl.us or (904) 827-6890

 

Proposal to Use CDBG-CV3 Funding to Mitigate Impacts of COVID-19 and a Proposed Substantial Amendment to the 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan – In addition to the annual CDBG allocation, HUD has made available to the County supplemental funding through the CARES Act in the amount of $950,706. This funding, referred to as CDBG-CV3, is to be used specifically for the purpose of preventing, preparing for, and responding to coronavirus. St. Johns County proposes using all CDBG-CV3 funding to develop Public Service activities, to respond to the impact of COVID-19, which may include legal aid, eviction assistance, foreclosure prevention assistance, tenant / landlord counseling, rental assistance, subsistence payments, and case management. The County intends to add these Public Service activities to the 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan through the substantial amendment process. Board action is scheduled for February 2, 2021. Public Notice

Community Development Block Grant Program

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. Beginning in 1974, the CDBG program is one of the longest continuously run programs at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The CDBG program provides annual grants on a formula basis to 1209 general units of local government and States. St Johns County, in cooperation with the City of St Augustine Beach, met the population requirement in 2015 to be considered an Entitlement Community by HUD. The CDBG entitlement program allocates annual grants to larger cities and urban counties to develop viable communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and opportunities to expand economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons.