Community Development Block Grant

News & Announcements

Combined Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact and Intent to Request Release of Funds
On October 7 2019, St. Johns County will submit a request to HUD to request the release of CDBG funds to undertake a project known as Flagler Estates Park Improvements. The purpose of this project is to make physical improvements within the existing park property located at 9960 Oliver Avenue, Hastings, FL 32145.

Finding of No Significant Impact
The County was required to conduct an Environmental Assessment that includes Determinations and Compliance Findings. The County has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the environment.  An Environmental Review Record (ERR) for this project is available for public review. The ERR is also available for viewing on the following HUD website. A paper copy of the ERR is available for public review at the Health & Human Services Building, Suite 2300, 200 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, FL 32084. The ERR may be examined or copied weekdays, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

Public Comment
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR and project to the St. Johns County’s Housing & Community Services Division, at the address stated above, or by emailing them to housing@sjcfl.us. The Public Comment period will be September 20 – October 6, 2019.  All comments received by October 6, 2019 will be considered by St. Johns County staff prior to submitting a Request for Release of Funds to HUD. 

Combined Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact and Intent to Request Release of Funds – Full Announcement


Proposed CDBG 2019-2020 Action Plan
St. Johns County has drafted a 2019-2020 Action Plan as required by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to receive Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding. Proposed 2019-2020 Action Plan Public Notice


Proposed Amendment to the 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan
The County is considering a Substantial Amendment to the 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan to add a provision to Priority #5 and a goal allowing for the funding of affordable housing units for sale to income-eligible citizens. 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan Proposed Substantial Amendment Public Notice


2019 Community Development Block Grant
St. Johns County anticipates receiving Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for the 2019-2020 Federal Fiscal Year. 2019 CDBG Public Notice

  • Survey (CLOSED) – The first step in planning for this new year of funding is inviting citizens to provide their input and opinions on the housing and community development needs of the County.  Please take a moment to share your opinions.
  • Community Meetings (CLOSED) – Several meetings are planned in locations across the County, 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.
  • CDBG Application (CLOSED)  Through the application process, the County makes CDBG funds available to eligible community organizations. Completed applications are due on May 3, 2019.

2018-2019 CDBG Annual Action Plan
The 2018-2019 Annual Action Plan was approved by the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners on July 17, 2018. The Annual Action Plan is now being reviewed by staff of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  HUD approval of the Action Plan is expected by the end of September, with the funding to be available before December 2018.
For the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year, HUD allocated $918,973 for St. Johns County. The FY2018-2019 Action Plan will provide for the following expenditures:

  • $258,282 for renovations and improvements to the Flagler Estates Park.
  • $129,722 for renovations and improvements to the Armstrong Park.
  • $297,175 for installation of a sidewalk in Flagler Estates.
  • $50,000 for homeless prevention services.
  • $183,794 for HUD-approved administrative and planning costs associated with establishing and maintaining a CDBG program.

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.

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