Community Planning and Grants

 

 

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What are our Grants?

Our Department receives funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and administers those grants to non-profits who work directly with residents of Howard County.  The County receives Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) and HOME funds.

FFY 2019 CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORT

 

PUBLIC NOTICE AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMENT PERIOD

FFY 2019 CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORT (COVID-19 CAPER)

 

December 3, 2020 - The Howard County Department of Housing and Community Development released a draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for two federally-funded programs: the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) and the HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) Program. The draft CAPER covers activities undertaken during July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.  The CAPER describes activities funded through these programs, their relationship to community development objectives and assesses the County’s success in meeting the goals outlined in the FFY 2016 - FFY 2019 Consolidated Plan.

 

The draft CAPER is available for public review and comment beginning December 3, 2020 through December 18, 2020.  See the link below.

 

Written comments must be directed to Kelly Cimino, Director, Howard County Department of Housing and Community Development or to Elizabeth Meadows, Chief, Community Planning and Grants, at the Department’s office, at 9820 Patent Woods Drive, Suite 224, Columbia, MD 21046. Comments can also be provided by email, either to Kelly Cimino at kcimino@howardcountymd.gov or to Elizabeth Meadows at emeadows@howardcountymd.gov

 

Click here to review the Draft FFY2019 CAPER

 

FFY 2021 AAP NEEDS HEARING

PUBLIC NOTICE/NOTICE OF VIRTUAL PUBLIC HEARINGS

The Howard County Department of Housing and Community Development invites all interested citizens, community groups, agencies and non-profit organizations to participate in one of our Virtual Public Needs Hearings regarding the County’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnership (HOME) programs and the development of the FFY2021 Annual Action Plan.

The Annual Action Plan, which supports the Approved FFY2020 – FFY2024 Consolidated Plan, is the County’s yearly application that is submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for funding under the CDBG program and the HOME program.  It is anticipated that Howard County will receive approximately $1,309,534.00 in CDBG funds and $465,543.00 in HOME funds for the FFY2021 Program Year. 

The CDBG and HOME programs provide funds that enable Howard County and local organizations to carry out a variety of housing and community development activities intended to principally benefit low- and moderate-income residents. Activities may include, but are not limited to, housing rehabilitation, homeownership assistance, economic development, public facility acquisition or rehabilitation and public service opportunities.  Organizations that intend to apply for funding are encouraged to participate in one of these Public Needs Hearings which will explain any changes to the FFY21 Applications for both CDBG and HOME funding. 

Below is a list of meeting dates and times that each WebEx will be held.

  1. Wednesday, December 02, 2020 – 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
  2. Thursday, December 10, 2020 – 10:00 AM – 12 Noon
  3. Tuesday, December 15, 2020 – 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM


Please pick one date and email Ms. Quanita Kareem at qkareem@howardcountymd.gov to register.

If you cannot attend the Public Hearing or would like additional information regarding the development of the FFY2019 Annual Action Plan, please contact Elizabeth Meadows, Chief, Community Development and Grants, at 410-313-6324, or email emeadows@howardcountymd.gov or visit the Howard County Department of Housing office, 9820 Patuxent Woods Drive, Suite 224, Columbia, MD 21046. 

HOWARD COUNTY FFY2019 SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT

In accordance with 24 CFR Part 91 of the federal regulations governing the Consolidated and Annual Action Plans and Howard County’s Citizen Participation Plan, notice is hereby given that the Howard County Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is proposing to amend its FFY18 and FFY19 Annual Action Plans.