The Block Grant Program is funded through the Federal Department of
Housing & Urban Development (HUD). Kitsap County receives an annual
allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME
Investment Partnership (HOME) funds. The amounts are determined by a
formula and the federal budget.
The purpose of the program is to provide the community with a source
of funds to address a wide range of housing and community needs. The
funds are used to support agencies, non-profits, and governments in
addressing the needs of low-income and special needs households in
the community. CDGB funds are primarily used to fund capital and
economic development projects, with a smaller portion used to fund
public services. HOME funds are used to fund housing projects. The
goal is to assist in the development of decent housing, create
suitable living environments and expand economic opportunities for
low income individuals and families.
Grant funds are awarded annually through a Coordinated Grant
Application. For more information on the grant application cycle
click on the Application Cycle button on this page. Funding
decisions are made through a public process that includes review and
recommendation of a Grant Recommendation Committee.
For more information or questions about the Block Grant Program,
contact program staff listed below.