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• Population: 86,211
• Land area in square miles: 67.79
• Persons per square mile: 1,272
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Annual Funding Process
The Fiscal Year 2019 funding process was completed in December 2018 and finalized by City Council in January 2019. The FY 2020 funding and application process will begin in Summer 2019. Further information on funding priorities and application process will be available at that time.
FY 2019 Application Information
Final FY 2019 Funding Recommendations 12/4/18
Draft FY 2019 Action Plan Summary
Draft FY 2019 Action Plan and Public Hearing Notice
Additional Program Information
The Consolidated Plan is a five year planning document. It lays out the goals for the City of Duluth’s Community Development program. Based on a collaborative process involving community members and local organizations, the City establishes a unified vision for effective, coordinated neighborhood and community development strategies. The current Consolidated Plan outlines the community’s goals and objectives for 2015 through 2019. Each year the City’s Action Plan shows how it will pursue these goals for all community development and housing programs. The City submits the annual Action Plan to Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as part of the monitoring process for HUD funds.
Major community needs addressed by the goals and objectives in the Action Plan include decent, affordable housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunities for all community members. The projects funded through the Community Development Program address these community needs by creating and maintaining affordable housing, providing economic opportunities, offering public services to community members in need, and providing access to quality public facilities.
The City of Duluth expects to receive almost $3,000,000 per year in funds from HUD. The City disperses these funds to meet the goals and objectives in the Consolidated Plan. HUD provides three types of funds: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG). CDBG funds support community development projects including affordable housing, public services, public facilities, and economic development. HOME funds support programs that create affordable housing for low-income households. ESG funds support projects that offer basic needs and housing stabilization services to community members experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. Local organizations apply to the Community Development Program requesting these HUD funds for their projects.
The Community Development (CD) Committee reviews applications for Community Development Program funding and makes funding recommendations to the City Council. Learn more about the CD Committee. The CD Committee sets funding priorities based on input from the community.
Read HUD's end of year review letter for the 2017 program year. Also, the annual summaries for Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnership, and Emergency Solutions Grant are available.
Data & Reports
Below you can find information regarding the Community Development Program. Comprehensive year-end reports detailing the Program, called CAPERs, are available in the Planning Library. Some of the data below was pulled together in response to specific questions asked during outreach or CD Committee meetings. If you have questions about the information shared here, please contact Kathy Wilson email@example.com.
Community Needs Assessments
Reports of key findings from the annual Needs Assessment. This information is given to the Community Development Committee to help guide their decisions about funding priorities for the next fiscal year.
FY 2019 Community Needs Assessment
FY 2017 Community Needs Assessment
Three Year Project, Funding, and Race
Duluth @ Work Summary
Funding amounts, programs/services, and the race of people served for fiscal years 2012, 2013, and 2014.
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