Plans & Reports

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND
REQUESTS FOR CDBG PROPOSALS 

The City of Baltimore through its Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services (MOHS) wishes to notify citizens, non-profit agencies, and City Departments of its intent to apply for funding under four Federal formula programs: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership (HOME), Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG).  

 DHCD and MOHS conducted a hybrid in-person / on-line public hearing on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. The purpose of the hearing was to afford citizens an opportunity to discuss community needs and review the City’s past performance with regard to the four formula programs as well as discuss funding availability for City Fiscal Year (CFY) 2024.

See Slide Presentation from Public Hearing

It is projected that the following amounts will be awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and available to the City for CFY 2024 starting July 1, 2023:

Community Development Block Grant Program $21,570,000
HOME Program      4,761,800
Estimated HOME Program Income         900,000
Housing Opportunities for Persons Wiht AIDS       6,629,000
Emergency Solutions Grant Program       1,881,000
TOTAL ANTICIPATED CFY 2024 FUNDING   $35,741,800

Important: No CFY 2024 appropriations for these programs have been made.  Amounts shown are projections. The actual amounts, if any, received by the City may be greater or lesser. 

DHCD is also inviting non-profit organizations and City Departments to submit proposals for projects to be funded through the CDBG Program. The major focus of Baltimore’s CDBG program is physical and social development activities. A restricted portion of the grant funds can be expended for social services, and administrative and planning costs. Requests for funding under these categories will be carefully weighed to ensure adherence to expenditure caps.

The CDBG application will be available Monday, December 19, 2022 on our website https://dhcd.baltimorecity.gov/. At the home page, click on Plans & Reports on the left side of the screen and then scroll to the Active Plans and Notices section. There you will find a link to the Neighborly software platform. All applications for CFY 2024 must be submitted electronically via the Neighborly platform. This includes DHCD divisions and City Departments.

Submission Requirements

  • Separate applications must be completed for operating support and capital projects.
  • Please name the application with the organization’s name. Do not use personal names or generic phrases such as “CDBG Application”.
  • Required documents and budget spreadsheets for operating applications must be uploaded via the Neighborly software platform.
  • The deadline for submission of proposals is 11:59 p.m., Sunday, January 29, 2023.

A brief online training on how to access and complete the Neighborly application will be held on Wednesday January 4, at 1:00 p.m. Please email LaTonya Lewis at LatonyaD.Lewis@baltimorecity.gov to request a link to the training. Please put “Neighborly training link request” in the subject line.

Questions concerning the CDBG application should be addressed to me at: Susan Moriarty, Chief of Compliance, susan.moriarty@baltimorecity.gov.

Persons interested in applying for funding under the HOME, ESG and HOPWA Programs should contact the following:

ESG & HOPWA Programs
aroma Nandi, Chief of Policy & Partnerships
Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services
Paroma.Nandi@baltimorecity.gov

HOME Program
Alexandra Hoffman, Director of Project Finance - DHCD
Alex.Hoffman@baltimorecity.gov

For general information regarding the public hearing and submission of CDBG proposals, please contact Lorraine Cannon at (410) 396-3507 or Lorraine.Cannon@baltimorecity.gov. We look forward to your attendance at the public hearing.


NOTICE

The City of Baltimore’s Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is proposing to amend the Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2019/City Fiscal Years 2020. The purpose of the amendment is to allow for effective use of Community Development Block Grant COVID-19 (CDBG-CV1) funds allocated to the City of Baltimore through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). 

View and download the CDBG-CV 1 Revision 3 Amendment.  For information regarding the CDBG-CV 1 allocations please contact Susan Moriarty at susan.moriarty@baltimorecity.gov.  

Comments regarding the CV-1 Revision 3 Amendment should be submitted in writing to Susan Moriarty at the above email address. The deadline for comment submittal is 4:30 pm Friday, July 15, 2022.  

Draft CFY 2023 Annual Action Plan

The Baltimore City Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) and the Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services (MOHS) conducted an on-line public hearing on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. The purpose of this hearing was to provide the public an opportunity to discuss and comment on the draft Annual Action Plan for city fiscal year (CFY) 2023 which was released on June 27, 2022

The draft Plan serves as the application for funding received through four federal formula grant programs: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and Housing Opportunities for Person With AIDS (HOPWA).  Activities contained in this draft Plan support the strategies outlined in the City’s five-year July 2020 – June 2025 Consolidated Plan.  The draft Plan specifies the activities on which federal resources will be spent during the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2022.

It should be noted that a formal notice was received at the end of May concerning the annual allocation amounts to be granted by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to Baltimore City for its four formula grant programs for fiscal year 2023 which starts July 1, 2022. The HUD notice was received considerably later than usual due to delays in the passage of the federal budget. Once we became aware of the award amounts, the Department of Housing and Community Development and the Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services were able to finalize the draft Annual Action Plan which serves as an application for these funds. We were able to release the draft Plan for public review and comment and following the required public meeting, submitted the final draft Plan to HUD in early August.  It is anticipated that HUD will approve the Plan in September, at which time completed CDBG contracts will start being sent to the Board of Estimates for approval.

The chart below identifies the amount of funding by program allocated to the City of Baltimore by HUD for CFY 2023.

2023 Annual Action Plan Chart                              
 

VIEW DRAFT CFY 2023 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN       


CHICK WEBB RECREATION CENTER 108 LOAN APPLICATION 

On June 21, 2022, DHCD submitted its final Loan Application requesting $20 million for the redevelopment of the Chick Webb Recreation Center, as part of the Perkins Somerset Oldtown Transformation (PSO) Initiative.

Chick Webb Recreation Center 108 Loan Application

Active Plans and Notices

Annual Action Plans

The Annual Action Plan serves as the application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for funding received through four federal formula grant programs:

· Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
· HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME)
· Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)’ and
· Housing Opportunities for Person With AIDS (HOPWA)

The Annual Action Plans identify activities that will be undertaken to implement strategies included in the active Consolidated Plan.

April 2022 Amendment to Several Annual Action Plans

April 2022 Amendment

City FY 2022 Annual Action Plan, Summary of Activities

CFY 2022 Summary of Activities
CFY 2022 Annual Action Plan Draft

July 2021 Amendment to Several Annual Action Plans

July 2021 Amendment

City FY 2021 Annual Action Plan, Summary of Activities

CFY 2021 Summary of Activities
CFY 2021 Annual Action Plan – see 2020-2025 Five-Year Consolidated Plan

CARES Act (CV) Funding

CaresAct CV1 Amendment
Cares Act CV1 Amendment to Amendment
CDBG-CV2 Application Package - submitted to MD DHCD
CARES Act CV 3 Amendment

May 2020 Amendment to Several Annual Action Plans

May 2020 Amendment

FY 2020 Annual Action Plan, Summary of Activities

FY 2020 Annual Action Plan 
FY 2020 Summary of Activities 

Previous Annual Action Plans

FY 2019 Annual Action Plan
Amendments to FY2018 and FY 2017 Annual Action Plans   
FY 2018 Annual Action Plan
FY 2017 Annual Action Plan
FY 2016 Annual Action Plan


Five-year Consolidated Plan

The Consolidated Plan is a federally required document that guides and describes certain community development efforts in Baltimore City. This document serves as the application for funding for four Federal formula grant programs: Community Development Block Grants (CDBG); Home Investment Partnership (HOME); Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA); and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG). In addition, a certified approved plan is required to apply for more than 17 housing and social service grant programs overseen by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

2020-2025 Draft Five-Year Consolidated Plan and 2021 Annual Action Plan

2015-2020 Consolidated Plan
2015-2020 Consolidated Plan Appendices 

Citizen Participation Plan - 2020 CARES Act revision - Final 

Reports

Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) 

The City of Baltimore annually releases a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the federally funded Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA), and HOME Investment Partnership (HOME), and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs. The report identifies financial resources received through the ESG, HOPWA, HOME, and CDBG programs; describes activities funded through these programs and their relationship to community development objectives; and assesses the City’s success in meeting goals contained in the most recent Consolidated Plan. 


The comment period for the Draft FY2022 CAPER is November 25, 2022 – December, 10, 2022, 4:30 PM. Questions concerning the CAPER should be directed to Susan Moriarty at 410-396-1966 or susan.moriarty@baltimorecity.gov. Written comments on the draft CAPER must be submitted via email only to Ms. Moriarty.

FY 2022 CAPER - DRAFT


FY 2020 CAPER
FY 2019 CAPER
FY 2018 CAPER
FY 2017 CAPER
FY 2016 CAPER

Capital Improvement Plan

For Fiscal Year 20-25, DHCD has provided an extensive overview of accomplishments as well as a request for capital funds to support the agency's mission. 

Download the Capital Improvement Program Request for FY20-FY25.