CDBG Program Overview

2019 Draft Action Plan

The City of Burlington is seeking input on housing and community development needs in connection with the development of its 2019 One-Year Action Plan for Housing & Community Development, as part of federal requirements under 24 CFR Part 91.105 for planning and allocation of federal funds from CDBG, HOME and other HUD administered programs.


On Monday, April 29, 2019, at 7:00 pm, there will be a Public Hearing before the Burlington City Council to hear comments on housing and community development needs, the draft 2019 One-Year Action Plan, and on the funding recommendations of the CDBG Advisory Board, which serve as the basis for the 2019 One-Year Action Plan.


The Public is encouraged to review the Plan and funding recommendations, attend the Public Hearing, and comment. Written comments will also be accepted on the Plan through the close of business on May 10th, 2019 at the Community & Economic Development Office, 149 Church Street, Room 32, City Hall, Burlington, VT 05401 or vrussell@burlingtonvt.gov

CDBG Overview

The federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a principal revenue source for local communities to address the roots and consequences of poverty.  The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development administers the program on a national basis and awards grants annually to entitlement communities, including Burlington, on a formula basis.  The City in turn awards grants to local organizations as well as operates several CDBG-funded programs.

The following documents govern the local CDBG program:

Five Year Consolidated Plan




Annual Action Plans

Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Report (CAPER)