Community Development

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.

Draft FY 2017-2018 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER)


Every year, the City of Morgantown is required to develop and publish a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) that shows how the federal Community Development Block Grant funds (CDBG) were used to address the goals and strategies of the Consolidated Plan for its past program year (Fiscal Year July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018).  The results of the funded activities are detailed in this report.


Each year, a public hearing is held regarding the contents of the CAPER, which will be held September 20, 2018 at 10:00 AM in City Council Chambers, City Hall, 389 Spruce Street, Morgantown, WV.  The Community Development Division strongly encourages citizen participation.

The draft FY2017-2018 CAPER document is available to review here or at the following locations:

Development Services Office

389 Spruce Street

Morgantown, WV 26505

BOPARC Senior Center

287 Eureka Drive

Morgantown, WV 26505

Morgantown City Library

373 Spruce Street

Morgantown, WV 26505

BOPARC Office

Marilla Park

Morgantown, WV 26505


If you have any questions or wish to submit comments concerning the draft FY2017-2018 CAPER, please contact:

Christopher M. Fletcher, AICP
Director of Development Services
304-284-7431
cfletcher@morgantownwv.gov


Community Development Block Grant Materials