CDBG Purpose and Objectives:
The primary purpose of the Housing and Community Development Act is development of viable communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities principally for low and moderate income persons. Each activity carried out with CDBG funds must meet one of the three broad National Objectives:
- Benefit low and moderate income persons
- Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums and blight
- Meet other community development needs having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious or immediate threat to health.
To be eligible for the CDBG funds through low and moderate income, please see guidelines below.
CDBG Funding - Income Guidelines as of 4/5/18
The City of Wausau has participated in the Community Development Block Grant Program since 1976 and over that period of time funds have been invested in a variety of local activities, including economic development, public works improvements, public services and housing rehabilitation projects. Wausau's 2018 Entitlement allocation from HUD was $583,650. The estimated funding for 2019 is uncertain at this time. Congressional appropriations action will determine any increase or decrease from the program's past funding levels.
2018 Substantial Amendement - FINAL
2018 Action Plan - FINAL
2018 Action Plan - PROPOSED
2017 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
2017 Action Plan
2016 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
2015 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
A variety of activities or projects may be undertaken with CDBG funding. Proposed activities must meet one of the three broad National Objectives listed above and also be "eligible" under Part 570, Sections 201-206 of the Federal Regulations. Examples of eligible activities include: property acquisition, construction of public facilities, clearance and demolition activities, parking facilities, special economic development assistance, public services, commercial and housing rehabilitation, planning and program administration and redevelopment and relocation.
Projects that cannot be carried out using CDBG funds include: construction or rehabilitation of buildings (or portions thereof) used predominantly for the general conduct of government, general government expenses, political activities, purchase of equipment and operating and maintenance expenses in connection with public facilities.
2017 APPROVED BLOCK GRANT ALLOCATIONS
General management and coordination.
||HOMEOWNER REHABILITATION/CODE ENFORCEMENT
Low-interest deferred loans to homeowners for necessary home improvements.
Funds available for acquisition, demolition and/or rehabilitation of blighted buildings.
Job creation for low and moderate income persons.
||PUBLIC SERVICE - ADAPTIVE COMMUNITIES, INC.
Special needs program for adults to bring them into a fun, safe & energetic environment.
||PUBLIC FACILITIES – SIDEWALK RECONSTRUCTION
Rebuilding sidewalks and ADA approved curb cuts along Forest, Jackson, Washington and Jefferson Streets and the Bus Depot.
||PUBLIC SERVICE – CATHOLIC CHARITIES - BEYOND SHELTER
Provide long-term housing for chronic homeless males.
||PUBLIC SERVICE – HMONG AMERICAN CENTER - YOUTH PROGRAMS
Programs for youth & young adults toward educational success and help steer them out of trouble.
||PUBLIC SERVICE - HAND IN HAND HOUSING
Housing assistance to familes coming from local shelters.
||PUBLIC SERVICE – OPEN DOOR OF MARATHON COUNTY - ONE ON ONE'S
Resources for incarcerated or newly released involving job and housing searches, medical care and case management.
||PUBLIC SERVICE – SALVATION ARMY - STREET OUTREACH PROGRAM
Provides services to those that are not in a shelter or permanent housing.