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Community Development Program

FY 2019 Community Development Program Funding Process

On October 23rd, the CD Committee set preliminary funding recommendations for Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnership, and Emergency Solutions Grant. View the recommendations below. A 30-day Public Comment Period will be held from November 3rd - December 3rd, 2018 with a Public Hearing planned for December 4th, 2018 at 5:30 in the Council Chambers (City Hall).

Application Information

FY 2019 Application Information

Preliminary FY 2019 Funding Recommendations

Draft FY 2019 Action Plan Summary

Draft FY 2019 Action Plan and Public Hearing Notice


FY 2018 Program Information

On May 22, 2018 the Community Development Committee held a hearing and then finalized the funding amounts for FY2018. Final Managers Recommendation (5/8/18)  Summary of Funding Adjustments  2018 Action Plan (6/26/18)

Additional Program Information

The Consolidated Plan is a five year planning document. It lays out the goals for the City of Duluth’s Community Development program. Based on a collaborative process involving community members and local organizations, the City establishes a unified vision for effective, coordinated neighborhood and community development strategies. The current Consolidated Plan outlines the community’s goals and objectives for 2015 through 2019. Each year the City’s Action Plan shows how it will pursue these goals for all community development and housing programs. The City submits the annual Action Plan to Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as part of the monitoring process for HUD funds.

Major community needs addressed by the goals and objectives in the Action Plan include decent, affordable housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunities for all community members. The projects funded through the Community Development Program address these community needs by creating and maintaining affordable housing, providing economic opportunities, offering public services to community members in need, and providing access to quality public facilities.

The City of Duluth expects to receive almost $3,000,000 per year in funds from HUD. The City disperses these funds to meet the goals and objectives in the Consolidated Plan. HUD provides three types of funds: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG). CDBG funds support community development projects including affordable housing, public services, public facilities, and economic development. HOME funds support programs that create affordable housing for low-income households. ESG funds support projects that offer basic needs and housing stabilization services to community members experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. Local organizations apply to the Community Development Program requesting these HUD funds for their projects.

The Community Development (CD) Committee reviews applications for Community Development Program funding and makes funding recommendations to the City Council. Learn more about the CD Committee. The CD Committee sets funding priorities based on input from the community.

Read HUD's end of year review letter for the 2017 program year. Also, the annual summaries for Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnership, and Emergency Solutions Grant are available.

Data & Reports

Below you can find information regarding the Community Development Program. Comprehensive year-end reports detailing the Program, called CAPERs, are available in the Planning Library. Some of the data below was pulled together in response to specific questions asked during outreach or CD Committee meetings. If you have questions about the information shared here, please contact Kathy Wilson

Community Needs Assessments

Reports of key findings from the annual Needs Assessment. This information is given to the Community Development Committee to help guide their decisions about funding priorities for the next fiscal year.

FY 2019 Community Needs Assessment

FY 2017 Community Needs Assessment

Three Year Project, Funding, and Race

Duluth @ Work Summary 

Funding amounts, programs/services, and the race of people served for fiscal years 2012, 2013, and 2014.

Adam Fulton
Manager, Community Planning Division
City Hall, Room 208
411 West First Street
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 730-5580


Keith Hamre
Director, Planning & Construction Services
(218) 730-5580


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