Block Grant Program

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Block Grant Program

In 2009, the City of East Wenatchee was notified that it was an entitlement jurisdiction and eligible to receive a direct allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). CDBG funds must be used for projects and programs that principally benefit low and moderate income persons. Federal statute identifies program goals that establish what CDBG funds may be used for:
1. Ensuring access to decent and affordable housing
2. Ensuring that the community offers suitable living environments
3. Expanding economic opportunities
The Community Development & Housing Consolidated Plan (Consolidate Plan) provides information about the community and establishes the framework for using the CDBG funds over a five-year period. Each year an Annual Action Plan is completed listing the projects that are intended to be funded during that program year. The City’s program year runs from October 1 through September 30.
After the end of each program year, the City is required to prepare a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) that summarizes how the City has used the CDBG funds in the previous year.
The Limited English Proficiency Plan and Citizen Participation Plan are two important documents that provide information regarding methods the City will use for outreach to the public.


NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY: Residents of East Wenatchee and other interested parties are invited to comment on the draft 2015 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).  The 2015 CAPER describes how the city used the Community Development Block Grant program funds during the 2015 program year. 

All written comments must be received by November 30, 2016.  Comments should be addressed to Lori Barnett, City of East Wenatchee, 271 9th Street NE, East Wenatchee, WA 98802, FAX 509.884.6233 E-mail: 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: The East Wenatchee City Council will conduct a public hearing to receive citizen comments on the draft 2015 CAPER at their regular meeting beginning at 6:30 PM on December 13, 2016 in the East Wenatchee City Hall Council Chambers, at 271 9th St. NE, East Wenatchee, WA.  The City encourages all persons to participate.  If special assistance is required to participate in the hearing, including language interpretations, requests must be made to the City Clerk at least 3 working days prior to the hearing date.

See the link below to access the draft 2015 Consolidated Annual Performance To request copies in an alternate format, contact Marcia Martz at 509.884.5396. 

It is the City’s policy to assure that no person, with a disability or on the grounds of race, color, national origin or sex, is excluded from participation in any city activity. We invite any person with special needs, including handicap accessibility or interpreter services, to contact Dana Barnard, City Clerk, at 509.884-9515 at least 3 working days before the hearing to discuss any special accommodations which may be necessary. Citizens with hearing impairments may call the Washington Relay Service TDD line at (800) 833-6388.

All written comments should be sent to the city by August 1, 2016.  Comments should be addressed to Lori Barnett, East Wenatchee Community Development Department, 271 9th Street NE, East Wenatchee, WA 98802.  Faxed or e-mailed comments will also be considered.  Fax 509.886.6113 E-mail