May 14, 2021

The U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) administers the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Programs. HUD has released the 2021 CDBG and HOME Funding Allocations that have been corrected due to an error in the CDBG original calculations. The City will receive CDBG funding in the amount of $1,183,810 (corrected by HUD 5-14-2021 increasing CDBG by $17,192 or 1.47%) and HOME funding in the amount of $246,705. The 2021 Allocations are a decrease from the City's 2020 funding in the following amounts: CDBG -$30,879 (-2.54%) and HOME -$28,923 (-10.49%). CDBG and HOME Program Income has been estimated at a total of $50,000 (CDBG $20,000 and HOME $30,000). City Council reviewed these projects on April 22, 2021 with a consensus to complete the consolidated planning process. The projects will be submitted to Council for approval on May 27, 2021 as corrected for the CDBG funding by the percentage of increase. All CDBG Projects will provide a benefit to the low-moderate income (LMI) population. All HOME Projects will provide an affordable housing benefit to LMI households.

The City encourages citizen participation in the Consolidated Planning Process and is initiating a Citizen Comment Period for the 2021 CDBG & HOME Program Proposed Objectives and Projects. Questions or comments on the 2021 Programs can be submitted by telephone to 409-797-3820 or in writing to City of Galveston, Grants & Housing Dept., 2508 Ball Avenue, Galveston, TX 77550 or grants@galvestontx.gov until 5:00 p.m., May 26, 2021.

A Public Hearing on the 2021 Programs will be conducted at the City Council Meeting on May 27, 2021 at 5 p.m. The agenda for the meeting will be posted on the City website https://www.galvestontx.gov/agendacenter 72 hours before the meeting. The agenda will outline the process for submitting comments to Council for the Public Hearing. Or, comments for the Public Hearing may be submitted to the Grants & Housing Dept. by email to grants@galvestontx.gov by 5:00 p.m., May 26, 2021.

Upon completion of the citizen participation process, approval by City Council, and all HUD requirements, the City’s 2021 Action Plan (application) will be submitted to HUD.

For a full list of 2021 CDBG and HOME Program Objectives and Projects as proposed, please select the following:

2021 CDBG and HOME Projects Proposed English

2021 CDBG and HOME Projects Proposed Spanish