CDBG Annual Allocation Committee

Members

  • Stephen Houdlette
  • D. Kelley Young
  • Lucinda Pyne
  • Brad Hanscom
  • Leslie Clague
  • Lawson Condrey
  • Edward Loro

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
Email: kwalsh@portlandmaine.gov
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 
Kwalsh@portlandmaine.gov
December 2021 - March 2022 Allocation Committee convenes to review applications 
March, 2022 Allocation Committee recommends funding allocations to the City Manager and City Council.
March, 2022 Applicant appeals Due to City Manager's Office 
March, 2022 Appeals Hearings will be held 
March, 2022 City Manager releases recommended funding allocations 
TBD 1st Council Meeting. Funding recommendations are reviewed.
TBD  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.


APPEALS PROCESS

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. Detailed information on the 2022-20223 Appeals Process will be available soon. 

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