Community Development Block Grant Program
In April 2004, the City of Bend began its first Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Year. The CDBG Program is a federal funding program that provides assistance for housing and community development projects that benefit low- and moderate-income persons. The funds are provided by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and are utilized or distributed by the City of Bend.
The CDBG Program is guided by the City of Bend 2014-2019 Consolidated Plan, a comprehensive housing and community development strategy that was prepared with extensive public involvement.
Each year, the City requests proposals from organizations and agencies undertaking CDBG-eligible projects. The proposals are reviewed by the City Council's CDBG/Housing Advisory Committee, which then submits its funding recommendations for consideration and approval by the Council.
The projects selected for CDBG funding each year are outlined in the City's annual Action Plan.
The Program has a summary of the range and types of projects and activities that are eligible for CDBG funding. The summary is not a complete list of eligible and ineligible activities.
It is a goal of the City of Bend Affordable Housing Programs to provide minorities and women equal opportunity to participate in all aspects of contracting programs for CDBG and Affordable Housing Fee funded housing projects, including but not limited to, participation in services as well as for contracts relating to construction and repair work.
The City of Bend prohibits discrimination against any person or business in pursuit of these opportunities on the basis of race, color, sex, religion or national origin and to conducts its contracting programs for affordable housing and CDBG programs so as to prevent such discrimination.
The City of Bend actively seeks to identify qualified minority and women business enterprises to offer them the opportunity to participate as providers of services for CDBG and Affordable Housing Programs. For further information see the Women and Minority Owned Business Policy.
Request for Proposals Documents
Development Pro-Forma (in Excel format, fillable form)