Community Development Block Grant

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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.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Application Period is CLOSED.

This program provides grants for neighborhood revitalization, affordable housing, expand economic opportunities, and/or improve community facilities and services. All projects and programs must principally benefit low-and moderate-income persons.
The city also encourages projects and programs assisted by other funding sources to help leverage the CDBG allocation. 

Application period closed on September 2, 2022 at 4 pm.

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Recent Projects*

2019 Funding Allocation 2020 Funding Allocation
Fruitland St.Pedestrian Improvements $88,550 Pedestrian Pathway- Edison St. to Union St. $299,000
Community Center Pathway & ADA Entry $100,000 Underwood Park Upgrades $56,000
Juniper St. Pedestrian Improvements $185,000 Monopoly Park Upgrades $101,000
Youth Recreation Scholarships $34,000 KHA Micro-Homes Infrastructure $161,000
ARC Therapeutic Recreation Scholarships $22,500 Youth Recreation Scholarships $34,000
Meals on Wheels $19,000 ARC Therapeutic Recreation Scholarships $23,000
Kennewick Housing Authority Youth Lending Library $1,800 Meals on Wheels $23,000
2021 Funding Allocation 2022 Funding Allocation
Keewaydin Park Upgrades $445,000 W. Canal Dr. Sidewalk $572,000
Elijah Family Homes $3,000 W. 6th Ave. Sidewalk $286,000
Youth Recreation Scholarships $29,000 Youth Recreation Scholarships $25,000
ARC Therapeutic Recreation Scholarships $24,000 ARC Therapeutic Recreation Scholarhips $24,000
Meals on Wheels $24,000 Meals on Wheels $25,000
*Projects detailed here represent the maximum funding allocation provided, and do not necessarily represent actual utilization of program funds.
CDBG-CV 1 Project Name Funding
Allocation
Mercy Corps NW Micro Enterprise Grants $339,221
Senior Life Resources Expanded Meals on Wheels $16,000
CDBG-CV 2 
(Commerce)
Project Name Funding
Allocation
Senior Life Resources Transport Van and Expanded
Meals on Wheels
$159,112
CDBG-CV 3 Project Name Funding
Allocation
Benton-Franklin
Community Action
Committee (CAC)
Utility Assistance $255,000
Utilized:
$26,836.66
Mercy Corps NW Micro & Small Business
Grants
$200,000
Utilized:
$141,267,53
Senior Life Resources PPE & Fresh Food Boxes $30,060
The ARC of Tri-Cities Expanded Therapeutic Recreation
Programs
$38,800
City of Kennewick - 
Parks Department
Motion Detectors for Restroom
Safety
$52,000
City of Kennewick -
Public Works Department
Pedestrian Pathway Safety 
Solar Lighting
$197,000