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 FY22 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 FY2022 Annual Action Plan is now available for review and public comment.  The draft plan is available for a 30-day period beginning Wednesday, April 20, 2022 through Friday, May 20, 2022.  It is anticipated that the plan will then be submitted to the City Council for a vote authorizing it.  You may access draft plan, here during the public review period:



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 11, 2022 at 6pm and a second on January 12, 2022 at 6pm 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 11th.

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 14th. The 9 am session that morning addressed CBG 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 11, 2022 at 12 noon.

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 .  

FY22 Annual Action Plan Calendar
FY22 Community Forums Flyer (English)
FY22 Community Forums Flyer (Portuguese)
FY22 Community Forums Flyer (Spanish)
FY22 CDBG Request for Proposal Instructions
FY22 CDBG Request for Proposal Application (RFP)
FY22 CDBG Signature Authorization Form
FY22 Community Forum January PowerPoint Presentation
FY22 ESG Request for Proposal Instructions
FY22 ESG Request for Proposal Application (RFP)
FY22 ESG Signature Authorization Form
FY22 CDBG RFP Workshop Presentation
FY22 ESG RFP Workshop PowerPoint Presentation
Draft FY22 Action Plan Available for Public Review (Flyer)
Draft FY22 Annual Action Plan