Community Development Block Grant Program

Objective


The objective of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities principally for low and moderate income persons. The City of Sugar Land began receiving CDBG funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in 2001 and has received these program allocations each subsequent year. The projects funded through the CDBG program benefit low and moderate income residents and focus on infrastructure, public services, and housing projects throughout the community.

Within the CDBG program, a Program Year (PY) extends from October 1 to September 30 each year, and in order to prepare for an upcoming program year, the City of Sugar Land annually drafts and submits an annual action plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development which details the distribution of the city’s CDBG funding allocation and references the programs the city will implement during the program year.

In addition, the city also develops and submits a consolidated plan every five years which details a collaborative process of strategic planning and community involvement for the development and implementation of the city’s CDBG program during upcoming program years. Listed below is the Consolidated Plan for PY 2009 — 2013 and the associated annual action plans:

The city is currently operating under the Five Year Consolidated Plan and Fair Housing Plan for Program Years 2014-2018 and the PY 2016 Annual Action Plan. The links to these plans are listed below.

5-Year Consolidated Plan and Fair Housing Plan for PY 2014 - 2018

PY 2014 Annual Action Plan
PY 2015 Annual Action Plan
PY 2016 Annual Action Plan

Public Review and Comment


In preparation for the 2017 program year, the City has prepared the PY 2017 Annual Action Plan and an amendment to the Program Year (PY) 2014-2018 Consolidated Plan. These plans are available for public review and comment Monday, June 19, 2017 through Tuesday, July 18, 2017. In addition, the City of Sugar Land is hosting a public hearing on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at the Sugar Land Imperial Park Recreation Center, 234 Matlage Way, at 6 p.m. to allow Sugar Land residents an opportunity to comment on these documents and the use of the CDBG program funds. For additional information regarding the public hearing and the release of this information for public review and comment, please refer to the subsequent documentation.

Notice of Public Hearing and Release for Public Review and Comment

Draft PY 2014 – 2018 Consolidated Plan Amendment

Draft PY 2017 Annual Action Plan

Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Reports


Upon conclusion of each program year, a consolidated annual performance and evaluation report (CAPER) is prepared in order to evaluate the progress in carrying out priorities and objectives identified in the city's consolidated plan and to report the progress to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the residents of Sugar Land. Listed below are the annual reports associated with the city's PY 2009 – 2013 five year consolidated plan.

Through the implementation of the current 5-Year Consolidated Plan, the associated CAPER documents have been drafted and are included below:

PY 2014 CAPER
PY 2015 CAPER

American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009


The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) was signed into law by President Obama on February 17, 2009 in order to address the current economic crisis. As an element of the Recovery Act, $13.61 billion was allocated for projects and programs administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Through this funding allocation, the city of Sugar Land CDBG program received $91,552 in economic recovery funds.

In order to apply for these funds, the City of Sugar Land prepared and submitted a PY 2008 Action Plan Amendment detailing the proposed use of the recovery funds.

Since receiving authorization to proceed with the CDBG — Recovery (CDBG-R) program, the city of Sugar Land has expended the entire allowable grant amount of $91,552. Through this program, the Fort Bend CORPS has performed spot rehabilitation and energy efficiency work on 23 low and moderate income (LMI) homes within the City of Sugar Land. Of the expended funds, $85,052 was utilized for housing rehabilitation and energy efficiency projects, while $6,500 was expended on grant administration services.

For more information regarding the CDBG program, please contact the Environmental & Neighborhood Services Department at 281-275-2170.