CDBG Annual Allocation Committee


  • Stephen Houdlette
  • D. Kelley Young
  • Lucinda Pyne
  • Brad Hanscom
  • Leslie Clague
  • Lawson Condrey
  • Janice Hastings
  • Barbara Ginley
  • Elinor Higgins

About the Board

The City of Portland receives approximately $1.7 million annually of federal funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). The CDBG Annual Allocation Committee’s task is to make funding recommendations for the allocation of CDBG resources.

They are responsible for thoroughly reviewing and scoring each funding application based upon identified priorities and agreed upon scoring criteria. As a result of deliberation and scoring, they will make recommendations for resource allocations to the City Manager and to the City Council, both in writing and in person at a scheduled council meeting. Members serve terms of 1-3 years.

For more information, visit the Community Development Block Grant Program.
The 2022 staff coordinator is: Kelley Walsh, Housing and Community Development Program Manager
Phone: 207-874-8731

CDBG Annual Funding Cycle

Below are the different phases of the current cycle, as well as meeting details. Specific program dates and details will be released in late October. The 2022-2023 program year will run from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.
 Dates  Phase of the Cycle
November 22, 2021  Applications are due. Please submit your final application before 4 p.m. to:
Kelley Walsh, HCD Program Manager
January 2022 - March 2022 Allocation Committee convenes to review applications 
February 14, 2022 Allocation Committee recommends funding allocations to the City Manager and City Council.
February 25, 2022 Applicant appeals Due to City Manager's Office 
March 01, 2022 Appeals Hearings will be held 
March 10, 2022 City Manager releases recommended funding allocations 
March 21, 2022 1st Council Meeting. Funding recommendations are reviewed.
April 04,2022  2nd Council Meeting. Final funding allocations are determined. 
May 2022
The Annual Action Plan is submitted to HUD for FY 2022-2023
July 1, 2022
Programs and projects may begin.


Applicants may appeal only the score they receive. Appeals must be based on a factual error that was made and that, if corrected, would result in a grant award or a higher award. Appeals must be filed in writing within 10 calendar days of the date upon which the Allocation Committee publishes scores.