Final FY2021 Annual Action Plan is now available!

FY2021 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN

The Annual Action Plan is a one-year plan that explains and discusses available federal block grant funding (Community Development Block Grant, Emergency Solutions Grant and HOME Program funding) that the city receives as an entitlement community. The FY21 Annual Action Plan addresses how the funding will be used to fulfill Consolidated Plan priorities. (The city’s current Consolidated Plan is a five-year document that identifies community needs and spending priorities for FY2020-FY2024.)

The DRAFT FY2021 Annual Action Plan was available for review and public comment for a 30-day period beginning Friday, March 19, 2021 through Wednesday, April 21, 2021. The plan was then submitted to the City Council who voted to authorize the FY21 Annual Action Plan. You may access the final approved plan here:

Final FY21 Annual Action Plan

As part of its Annual Action Plan process, the City’s Office of Housing & Community Development (OHCD) conducted two virtual public meetings, one on January 12, 2021 at 6 pm and a second on January 13, 2021 at 6 pm about the federal funding that the city receives as an entitlement community under the U.S. Department of Housing & Community Development and how that funding was used during the previous fiscal year.

Click here to view the recorded session from January 12th.

The City of New Bedford also hosted RFP workshops to explain and discuss the RFP (Request for Proposal application) and process for applying for these funds on Friday, January 15th. The 9 am session that morning addressed CDBG funding and the 10 am session addressed ESG funding. Contact the OHCD at OHCD@newbedford-ma.gov with any questions. Proposal deadline was Friday, February 12, 2021 at 12noon.

This information is available in Portuguese or Spanish upon request. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) if any accommodations are needed, please contact the Office of Housing and Community Development at OHCD@newbedford-ma.gov

FY2021 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN MATERIALS

FY21 Annual Action Plan Calendar
FY21 Community Forums Flyer (English)
FY21 Community Forums Flyer (Portuguese)
FY21 Community Forums Flyer (Spanish)
FY21 Community Forum January PowerPoint Presentation
FY21 CDBG Request for Proposal Instructions
FY21 CDBG Request for Proposal Application (RFP)
FY21 CDBG Signature Authorization Form
FY21 CDBG RFP Workshop Presentation
FY21 ESG Request for Proposal Instructions
FY21 ESG Request for Proposal Application (RFP)
FY21 ESG Signature Authorization Form
FY21 ESG RFP Workshop Presentation
Draft FY21 Action Plan Available for Public Review Flyer (English)
Draft FY21 Action Plan Available for Public Review Flyer (Portuguese)
Draft FY21 Action Plan Available for Public Review Flyer (Spanish)
Draft FY21 Annual Action Plan
Final FY21 Annual Action Plan
ESG Subrecipient Technical Assistance Workshop
CDBG Subrecipient Technical Assistance Workshop