Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
The Waterbury Development Corporation (WDC) is the administering agent for the City of Waterbury, responsible for the administration of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Community Planning and Development programs. These programs utilize funding from Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program, and the Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) to fund local activities which benefit low-income and moderate-income residents and neighborhoods. Projects supported must conform to program regulations and focus on the City’s priority needs, as identified in the City of Waterbury's 2008-2013 Consolidated Plan.
Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)
Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME)
HUD stipulates that each grantee of CDBG funds adhere to a policy that allows citizens affected by projects funded with CDBG dollars the opportunity to express concern, if any, regarding proposed activities. Waterbury has taken specific actions to provide for, and to encourage, increased participation in its housing and community development programs, particularly by low to moderate income persons. The CPP can be found here.
CItizen Advisory Committee
The Citizen Advisory Committee advises on the selection of projects and activities to be funded by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program. The committee contributes to the development of the Annual Action Plan, a document required by their funding source, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The committees hold public hearings on a yearly basis to review applications, take testimony, and make recommendations. Meeting notices, minutes taken from those meetings and a list of the committee members can be found here.
Five-Year Consolidated Plan
The five-year Consolidated Plan provides information on how the City if Waterbury plans to address important housing and community development needs of its low and moderate income residents during the five year period. This Plan describes the priorities the City will emphasize when using federal grant programs funded through HUD. It guides the annual activities and use of funds under the CDBG, ESG, and HOME programs for the period beginning October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2018.
- The 2013-2018 Five-Year Consolidated Plan and the 2013-2014 Annual Action Plan for CD Year 39 may be viewed here.
- The 2008-2013 Five-Year Consolidated Plan and the 2008-2009 Annual Action Plan for CD Year 34 may be viewed here.
This document is submitted to HUD as a prerequisite to receiving funds from CDBG, ESG, and HOME Programs and emphasizes Waterbury’s priorities when using these federal grant dollars. The Action Plan for the upcoming grant year is submitted each year to HUD by August 15th and will provide direction for program activities funded during the next year. The plan is developed and administered by the Waterbury Development Corporation under the approval and direction of the Citizen’s Advisory Committee. Hard copies of the plan can be viewed at the Waterbury Development Corporation, the City Clerk's Office and the Silas Bronson Library. All past Annual Action Plans can be viewed here.
This document provides HUD and the residents of Waterbury an opportunity to evaluate the City’s overall progress in carrying out priorities and specific objectives identified in the Consolidated Plan and Action Plan and describe actions or changes contemplated in the City’s programs. It includes both a summary of accomplishments and an assessment of progress towards the vision established by the City, utilizing CDBG, ESG, and HOME programs. Hard copies of the plan can be viewed at the Waterbury Development Corporation, the City Clerk's Office and the Silas Bronson Library. All past CAPERS can be viewed here.