Community Development

CDBG

Notice of Draft CAPER FY 2021-2022 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for public review and comment


Draft CAPER FY 2021-2022  


FY 22-23 Action Plan Draft 


FY 22-23 Tentative Awards and Public Hearing Information


FY 22-23 Action Plan Draft Award- Notice


FY 21-22 Substantial Amendment

 

DPD Response To Home ARP Public Hearing Comments


FY 22-23 CDBG Public Hearing #2 - February 1, 2022 at 6:00pm


NOTICE OF (Virtual) PUBLIC MEETING AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT (ARP) HOME PROGRAM


To provide comments to DPD staff on how to allocate HOME ARP funds, please click here.

FY 2021-2022 Notice of Amendment to the Annual Action Plan


CDBG and ESG Funds - Notice of Availability


A Request for Proposals (RFP) for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) funds are now available through the links below:

FY 2022-2023 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Grant Application

FY 2022-2023 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Application

An informational public hearing will be held on Tuesday, November 2 at 6pm via Zoom.

Completed proposals are due no later than Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 5pm

Notices
FY 19-20 Notice of Amendment Annual Action Plan - COVID FundsNotice of CDBG-CV3 Funds Availability 


Notice of ESG-CV3 Funds Availability
Notice of Amendment to the FY 20-21 Annual Action Plan HOME Program
FY 2021-2022 Draft Action Plan


FY 2021-2022 Tentative Action Plan Award List
FY 2020-2021 Lowell Caper Draft


Notice of Virtual Community Development Public Hearing for the FY 2021-2022 Annual Action Plan: February 9, 2021 6:00 PM

Cares Act Duplication of Benefits Notice

FY 2021-2022 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) & Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)  Grant Applications

All Proposals must be received before Friday January 22, 2021 at 12:00 PM.  Please email proposals to Chris Samaras and Betty Rawnsley-Erazo.

CDBG Application
ESG Application
 
Round 2 COVID-19 ESG & CDBG Tentative Award List


Citizen Advisory Committee Members Needed

Learn more about Citizen Advisory Committee


Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV 2) & Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG-CV 2) Round 2 Grant Applications

The City of Lowell has been awarded a second round of supplemental COVID-19 funds through the CARES Act.  These special CDBG-CV 2 and ESG-CV 2 funds are to be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). The city will place emphasis on proposals demonstrating a direct benefit to a person or persons affected directly by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Applicants must demonstrate that they can document and measure that funds will be used in accordance with their proposal response. 

All Proposals must be received before Tuesday November 24 2020 at 5:00PM.  Please email proposals to Chris Samaras and Betty Rawnsley-Erazo.
 
COVID-19 - 2020 ESG RFP 2 Final
COVID-19 - 2020 CDBG CV RFP Final

                       Hard copies, late or incomplete proposals will not be accepted!

Notices


FY 2019-2020 Lowell CAPER Draft

FY 2019-2020 Lowell HOPWA CAPER Draft

Notice of Amendment to the FY 19-20 Annual Action Plan, HOME Program

Notice of Amendment to the FY 19-20 Annual Action Plan, CARES Act Funding

Notice of Amendment to the FY 19-20 Annual Action Plan, HOME Program

Phase 1 COVID-19 ESG & CDBG Tentative Award List


FY 2020-2021 Tentative Action Plan Award List

CDBG Public Service and ESG COVID-19 Request for Proposals

The City of Lowell has been awarded a special allocation of Community Development Block Grant Funds (CDBG) and Emergency Solutions Grant Funds (ESG) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  This allocation is authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which was signed into law March 27th, 2020.  This allocation, under CDBG, is set to benefit low- and moderate-income persons in the City.

All CDBG-CV activities must prepare, prevent, and respond to COVID-19.  The City will place emphasis on proposals demonstrating a direct benefit to a person or persons affected directly by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Applicants must demonstrate that they can document and measure that funds will be used in accordance with their proposal response.

All Proposals must be received before Monday, June 8th at 5:00PM.  Please email proposals to Chris Samaras  and Betty Rawnsley-Erazo.

Hard copies, late or incomplete proposals will not be accepted!
COVID-19 - 2020 CDBG RFP

COVID-19 - 2020 ESG RFP

Notice of Amendment Annual Action Plan FY 19-20

FY 19-20 Notice of Amendment to Annual Action Plan 6/12/2020 Notice
Click here
 

FY 19-20 Notice of Amendment Annual Action Plan 4/14/2020 Notice

Notices and Applications

FY2020-21 RFP Notification for CDBG and ESG Grants

FY2020-21 CDBG RFP Application

FY2020-21 ESG RFP Application

Planning Grant Project Application

Lowell CoC Collaborative Application

2019-2020 Annual Action Plan Draft

FY 19-20 Notice #3 Public Hearing

FY 19-20 Tentative Action Plan Award List

Ammendment Notice of FY 19-20 Annual Action Plan

 
Learn more about the CAPER FY 18-19 Draft
Learn more about the HOPWA CAPER FY 18-19 Draft


The Community Development Office announces the availability of the Draft 2018-2019 Consolidated Annual Performance Report (CAPER) for public review and comment from September 23, 2018 through October 7, 2019.  The CAPER represents the annual report of the City of Lowell's implantation of the following four federal programs during program year 2018-2019:

•    Community DevelopmenBlock Grant (CDBG);

•    EmergencSolutions Grant (ESG);

•    HOME Investment Partnership (HOME)and,

•    Housing OpportunitiefoPersons With AIDS (HOPWA)

 

The Draft 2018-2019 CAPER will be available for review beginninSeptember 23, 2019. The draft document will be available electronically on the www.lowellma.gov website and at the following location:

•    Department of Planning and Development, JFK Civic Center 2nd Floor
 

Members of the public who wish to provide feedback on the DrafCAPER document may do so by submitting writtecomments to: Department of Planning and Development, Draft 2018-2019 CAPER, Attn: Chris Samaras, JFK Civic Center 50 Arcand Drive, 2nd FloorLowell, MA 01852. The deadline for receiving writtecomments is Monday, October 7, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.


Responsibilities

The City of Lowell's Department of Planning and Development (DPD) is responsible for the administration of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Community Planning and Development programs. These programs utilize funding from Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, the Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) program, the Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME), and the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program to fund local activities which benefit low-income and moderate-income residents and neighborhoods.

Projects supported must conform to program regulations and focus on the City's priority needs, as identified in the City of Lowell's 2015-2020 Consolidated Plan.

2015 - 2020 Priority Needs

  • Decent Affordable Housing
  • Suitable Living Environment
  • Economic Opportunities

Annual Allocation

DPD coordinates the annual allocation of Federal funds through a Request For Proposal (RFP) process that solicits organizations to submit proposals for projects or activities in Lowell that will help to meet the priority needs listed above.

CDBG and ESG Funds - Notice of RFP Availability

A Request for Proposals (RFP) for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) funds are available through the City of Lowell, Department of Planning and Development.


The City anticipates federal funds in the following amounts available for fiscal year 2019-2020 (pending final congressional appropriations).

 CDBG  CDBG - Public Service CapESG 
 Federal Entitlement Grant $TBD $TBD $TBD


The RFP will be made available by December 1st, 2016, and may be obtained via one of the following methods:

  • Electronically, by completing the Online Request to Receive Information
  • In person, by visiting the City of Lowell's Department of Planning and Development, located at JFK Civic Center, 50 Arcand Drive, 2nd Floor, Lowell, MA 01852.
  • By contacting Chris Samaras at csamaras@lowellma.gov

An informational Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, December 20th at 6:00pm at the Lowell Senior Center.

Completed proposals are due no later than Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 at 12:00pm Noon.

Citizen Advisory Committee


The Citizen Advisory Committee advises the City Manager on the selection of projects and activities to be funded by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, the Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) program, and the Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME).

A separate Citizens Advisory Committee advises the City Manager on the HOPWA program because this program serves all of Middlesex County. The committees contribute to the development of the Annual Action Plan, a document required by their funding source, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The committees hold public hearings on a yearly basis to review applications, take testimony, and make recommendations.