Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

The Town of Gilbert receives Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds annually from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Gilbert utilizes CDBG funds to provide various housing, infrastructure and public facility improvements.

CDBG funds must be used to meet a national objective:

1) To benefit low and moderate income persons;
2) To aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight;
3) To meet community development needs having a particular urgency.

While CDBG funds are eligible for public service use, Gilbert opts to utilize all CDBG funds for capital improvement projects. FY 2018-19 CDBG funds are being used for the following programs:

Gilbert Emergency and Minor Home Repair Program
Heritage District Water Line replacement

Community Needs Assessment-Input & Ideas Needed!

The Town of Gilbert has launched a Community Needs Assessment for Gilbert’s human services, being administered by The Williams Institute for Ethics and Management. The community is invited to take part in this important process. 

The needs assessed include: cultural diversity, disabilities/special needs, domestic violence, families & individuals in crisis, homelessness, immigration, low to moderate income individuals and families, mental health, seniors/aging, substance abuse, and youth.

The needs assessment is to help Gilbert determine the current status of human service delivery as well as where the Town can progress in future service delivery by building on new ideas and solutions.  The study will gather, organize, and analyze data to identify the existing strengths, gaps, opportunities and resources.

See flyer for ways to participate! 

Final product will include a report with recommendations for a plan of action to build on Gilbert's strengths, address needs and prioritize future services. The assessment includes but is not limited to long-term and short-term goals, program and fiscal considerations, prioritization of needed services, and program/ resource decision making.

The community needs assessment will assist the Town of Gilbert in strategic planning with the identification of data-driven opportunities and needs. The process itself helps to build community: 1. during focus groups where people learn from each other and help one another; 2. during the community forum where people are encouraged to seek solutions and effectively meet agency and community needs, 3. By illustrating the most helpful resources residents use. 

We hope you participate!  See flyer for ways to participate! 

Public Notice- Draft CAPER

The Town of Gilbert Community Resources Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 is available for public review and comment.  The CAPER draft is a summary of Gilbert's performance in accomplishing the goals and objective identified in the FY2018-2019 Annual Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment partnership (HOME) program.  During FY2018-2019 Gilbert expended CDBG and HOME funds to provide citizens with quality living environments and access to resources.  A description of each activity, along with accomplishments achieved is provided in the draft CAPER.

The draft CAPER will be available for public review and comment from Thursday, September 5, 2019 though Thursday September 19, 2019.. 

Citizens who would like more information of the draft CAPER or who would like to make comments, may contact Melanie Dykstra, Community Resources Supervisor at (480) 503-6956, email or visit 50 E Center Dr., Gilbert 85296 

Review a copy of the plan here: 

A copy is also available at the following locations:

Town of Gilbert offices

50 E Civic Center Dr Gilbert 85296

Southeast Regional Library

775 N Greenfield Rd Gilbert 85234

Gilbert Community Center

130 N Oak St Gilbert 85233

Heritage Center

132 W Bruce Ave Gilbert 85233

Public Notice-2020 Consolidated Plan Public Meeting & Survey

Are you interested in affordable housing, homelessness, community development, and special needs housing in your community?  Gilbert is seeking your valuable input as it plans for the next five years.

On-Line Survey

Gilbert is preparing a 2020-2025 Five Year Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development. This Plan will guide the use and investment of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) federal funds to address affordable housing, homelessness, community development, special needs housing, and fair housing over the upcoming five year period. Please share your input by completing the survey and sharing it with your colleagues and networks. All responses are anonymous. Surveys are in partnership with Maricopa County HOME Consortium.  The survey is available in both English and Spanish at:

Regional Community Meeting – August 29

Gilbert, in partnership with Maricopa County Human Services – Housing and Community Development Division will have a regional meetings as part of the citizen participation and public input process for the Five Year Consolidated Plan. The regional meeting will also allow participants to provide input on fair housing issues for the County’s Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice.

Thursday, August 29, 2019  6:00 PM
SE Valley Regional Library, Shakespeare Assembly Room
775 N Greenfield Rd.
Gilbert AZ 85234

Public Notice - Fair Housing Public Meeting and Survey

Maricopa County, in partnership with the HOME Consortium, is holding a public meeting to receive input on the 2020 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) on August 29, 2019.  As part of this process, a brief survey is being conducted to help identify barriers to fair housing. 

On-Line Survey

Please be a part of this important analysis by completing this brief survey and feel free to sharewith colleagues and networks. All responses are anonymous. The survey is available in both English and Spanish at:

Fair Housing Impediments Meeting

Maricopa County, in partnership with Gilbert, is also conducting a study concerning fair housing known as the “Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice” (AI). The public meeting to receive input on the AI is:

Thursday, August 29, 2019  1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Security Building, Maricopa County Human Services Department, 3rd Floor, Roosevelt Room
234 N Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Parking Information: Parking Garage, 21 W. Van Buren (SW Corner of Central and Van Buren, east of 1st Avenue).  There is a large red “PARK” sign hanging above the entrance on the South side of Van Buren located between 1st Avenue and Central Avenue.  Please park in any available unreserved spaces beginning on the 3rd level. Parking Validation:  Please keep your parking ticket with you so that it can be validated before you leave.  If you prefer public transportation, we are directly across the street from Central Station for light rail and bus stops. After exiting the parking garage and going through security at the Security Building Public Entrance, please take the elevator to the third floor and check in at the reception desk.

Plans & Reports for Housing Programs

In order to receive CDBG and HOME funds, the Town of Gilbert must prepare a five-year consolidated plan, annual action plans that outline intended use of federal HUD resources each year, and annual evaluation and performance reports of accomplishments utilizing federal funds. All plans are developed in consultation with local organizations and individual residents through a public participation process.

Five Year Consolidated Plans
5-year Consolidated Plan and First Year Annual Plan (2015-2016), 2015 - 2020: Complete Plan 

5-year Consolidated Plan , 2010 – 2015: Executive Summary | Complete Plan

Annual Action Plans

Annual Plan, 2019-2020: Complete Plan
Annual Plan, 2018-2019: Complete Plan
Annual Plan, 2017-2018: Complete Plan
Annual Plan, 2016-2017: Complete Plan
Annual Plan, 2015-2016: Available in the 5-year Consolidated plan 2015-2020
Annual Plan, 2014-2015: Complete Plan Part One Part Two | Part Three    
Annual Plan, 2013-2014: Complete Plan Part One | Part Two | Part Three   
Annual Plan, 2012-2013: Complete Plan   
Annual Plan, 2011-2012: Complete Plan 

Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Reports (CAPER)

CAPER, 2017-2018: Complete Plan
CAPER, 2016-2017: Final Part One | Part Two
CAPER, 2015-2016: Complete Plan
CAPER, 2014-2015: Complete Plan
CAPER, 2013-2014: Complete Plan Part One | Part Two  
CAPER, 2012-2013: Complete Plan Part One | Part Two Part Three
CAPER, 2011-2012: Complete Plan Part One | Part Two
CAPER, 2010-2011: Complete Plan

For more information regarding Gilbert's use of CDBG funds or the CDBG program, please contact:

HUD - CDBG Program

TYY: 711

The Town of Gilbert does not discriminate against any individual or program applicant on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, handicap, familial status or national origin.