CDBG Program 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 

5-year Consolidated Plans are organized into four sections: Needs Assessment, Market Analysis, Strategic Plan and One-Year Action Plan. The Needs Assessment provides a concise summary of the City’s estimated housing and community development needs for the next five years. The Market Analysis overview provides an analysis of the housing market, homeless housing and facilities, and the City’s economic characteristics. The Strategic Plan selects priorities among the existing needs, describes the City’s specific objectives for the next five years (given available resources), and describes how the City will carry out its action strategies. The Action Plan details how the City plans to spend the CDBG and HOME resources on specific activities.


See the current 2018-2022 Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development below:

The previous 2013 - 2017 Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development can be found in the CDBG Archives.


2019 Action Plan

The Action Plan is an annual update to the Five Year Consolidated Plan and describes specific planned uses of HUD funds including CDBG and HOME program activities. On Monday, April 29, 2019, there was 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. Click here to read the Agenda and Minutes for this Public Hearing.  

The 2019 Action Plan has been submitted and approved by HUD.