CDBG Planning and Reporting

Annual Action Plan and Budget

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds are allocated annually to Portsmouth by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) according to a formula developed by Congress. In order to receive CDBG funds, the City must submit an Annual Action Plan and a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Budget to HUD. CDBG activities are implemented and administered by the Community Development Department throughout the July 1 - June 30 fiscal year.

The planning process for the Annual Action Plan and CDBG Budget occurs primarily from December through April, however, planning activities may take place year round. From December to April, the Community Development Department works with the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) to develop the Annual Action Plan and the CDBG Budget which describe the activities to be funded in the coming fiscal year. Social service agencies receive CDBG funds as well as City Welfare funds. Citizen input is specifically sought during this period. A 30-day comment period on the draft CDBG Annual Action Plan and Budget is provided. After the comment period, the City's request for CDBG funds is submitted by May 15 to U.S. Housing and Urban Development.

Previous Years

Comprehensive Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)

Regional HUD Staff in Boston monitor and oversee overall grant implementation. Within three months of the end of each fiscal year, the City is required to submit a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) to HUD that describes the progress made toward the goals identified in the Consolidated Plan.

Five Year Consolidated Plan

Every five years, HUD requires that the City submit a Consolidated Plan. This document identifies priority community needs and sets goals for the next five years. The CAC follows the same process as that required for the Annual Action Plan in the development and recommendation of the Consolidated Plan.

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Fair Housing planning is part of the City’s Consolidated Plan and consists of the following: (1) an Analysis of Impediments (AI) to fair housing choice (on file in the Community Development Department); (2) actions to cover the effects of the identified impediments; and (3) maintenance of records to support the affirmatively furthering fair housing certification.