Community Development Block Grant

The City of Kennewick receives funds annually from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to administer the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. This program funds various nonprofit agencies and other city departments to implement services that benefit low- and moderate-income persons.

Grantees are selected through an annual competitive process. The CDBG process involves citizen participation and public input. Public hearings and meetings are held in conjunction with the proposal application process to identify and address community needs.

Infrastructure installation or improvements, Economic or Community Development activities and Public Service programs are generally the recipients of the grant funds.

Recent Projects

2015   2016  
W. 5th Ave Revitalization $314,000 W. 7th Ave Extension $425,000
Pedestrian Ramps & Audible Crossing Buttons $175,000 Downtown Business Facades $ 50,000
Youth Recreation Scholarships $ 36,000 Youth Recreation Scholarships $ 34,000
ARC of Tri-Cities Recreation Scholarships $ 21,000 ARC of Tri-Cities Recreation Scholarships $ 21,600
Meals on Wheels $ 18,000 Meals on Wheels $ 18,500