Community Development Block Grant
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, a division within the Office of the Mayor, is directly responsible for the administration and management oversight of the CDBG funds allocated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to the County of Maui.
Created by Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-383), which became effective January 1, 1974, the CDBG Program is the federal government's primary program for promoting community revitalization throughout the nation. One of four formula programs administered by HUD, annual CDBG grants are provided on a formula basis to local governments to develop viable communities by promoting integrated approaches that provide decent housing, a suitable living environment and expanded economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income persons.
The County's CDBG Program is administered to meet major objectives in four categories based on the Consolidated Plan. These objectives are as follows: Public Facilities and Infrastructure Improvements; Public Service; Economic Development; Planning and Program Administration.
The range of activities that may be undertaken with CDBG funds include, but are not limited to, acquisition, construction and rehabilitation of public facilities and improvements, provision of public services, rehabilitation of housing, removal of architectural barriers, activities of economic development, and planning for community development.
Read below to learn more about goals, objectives and how the program measures success.
Goal #1: Comply with pertinent Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) that stipulates the required distribution of resources among activities funded. Evaluate, select and monitor projects to ensure funding performance is achieved.
- Ensure that the grant amount awarded to the CDBG Program is used for activities that will benefit low- and moderate-income persons.
- Ensure that grant amount awarded to the CDBG Program is used for public service activities.
- Ensure that grant amount awarded to the CDBG Program is used for planning and program administration activities.
Goal #2: Comply with pertinent CFR that stipulate the county's timely and proper expending of the CDBG grant amount. Monitor projects’ activities and financial progress.
- Ensure that sub-recipients expend CDBG funds in a timely manner.
Goal #3: Comply with pertinent CFR that stipulates the proper submission of required reports by ensuring that all required reports contain the pertinent required information and is submitted to HUD within the required time frame.
- Collect, analyze and evaluate pertinent monitoring and performance information from sub-recipients, and compile reports (Annual Action Plan (AAP), Consolidated Plan (ConPlan) and Comprehensive Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) to include all information to satisfy federal reporting requirements.
- Ensure timely submission of required HUD reports (AAP, ConPlan and CAPER).