Community Development

CDBG Resident Survey


The City of Morgantown is preparing its FY 2019-2023 Five Year Consolidated Plan, FY 2019 Annual Action Plan, and the update to the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. As part of the planning process, the City is conducting a survey to identify residents' needs in the community and ideas on how residents would like to see funds budgeted through the CDBG Program. Please take a few minutes and complete this confidential survey to the best of your ability. Thank you for your assistance in helping us to identify residents' needs in the City of Morgantown.

Click here for the resident survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NG5Q5YR

Responsibilities


The Community Development Division is responsible for working with public agencies and local housing and social service providers to implement the City's federal Community Development Block Grant (C.D.B.G.) program goals and objectives to improve the quality of life for all residents.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) 

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is an entitlement program administered through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  CDBG is one of HUD’s the longest-running programs and funds local community development activities such as affordable housing, anti-poverty programs, and infrastructure development serving low-to-moderate income residents and in designated eligible areas or neighborhoods.

Who receives CDBG funds?
HUD considers communities with populations greater than 50,000 as entitlement communities. Entitlement communities receive a CDBG grant annually from HUD. HUD calculates the amount of CDBG grant funds for entitlement communities based on population size and the number of low-to-moderate income persons in the community. The City of Morgantown has received CDBG Entitlement Grant funds since entering the program in 2005. The entitlement amount changes each year, but is typically more than $300,000. 

Applicant agencies (subrecipients) are awarded funding on an annual competitive basis to implement activities meeting the eligible criteria as established by HUD and the Goals and Objectives as defined in the City’s Consolidated Plan. The CDBG program year is July 1 through June 30 each year; the same as the City’s fiscal year.

Community Development Block Grant Materials