Community Development Block Grant

The Department of Planning and Community Development administers the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.

The operating year for the CDBG Program begins July 1 of each year and ends June 30th of the following year.  The U. S. Department of Housing & Urban Development requires 45 days to review the City’s Annual Plan of proposed uses of the funds. Accordingly, the deadline for the City of Petersburg to submit the CDBG Annual Plan is May 15th of each year.  

The City begins the planning and budgeting process in early December.  It advertises and conducts a public hearing to provide the community an opportunity to provide comments and opinions related to community development needs in the City and to provide citizens, City agencies and non-profit providers information concerning the program and how to apply for the use of funds in the coming year.

Public notice and application deadline, including instructions, are posted below and are available every day of the year.

The City also advertises and conducts a training workshop to provide technical assistance to applicants and provide capacity building opportunities for the non-profits.

The City will receive proposals through March 9, 2021. For the coming 2021-2022 operating year.

Applicants may make presentations to the CDBG Advisory Board in March.  The Advisory Board meets as often as it deems necessary to prepare its recommendations.  

Staff and Advisory Board recommendations are published in April with a notice of public hearing on the proposed uses of funds. The public may make comments at any time prior to the City Council’s adoption of recommendations or at the public hearing. The City Council may make amendments to the proposed uses.