Community Development Block Grant Program

City of Casper is an entitlement community which means it receives Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) each year. These funds vary each year and are determined by Congress.

NOTE:  The City Council has determined that it is in the best interest of the City to disengage from and decline CDBG Entitlement Grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The City of Casper has requested an indefinite suspension of the Entitlement funds beginning with Program Year 2018.  Situations have occurred that fundamentally alter the expectations of the City or make the purposes for the Grant, infeasible or impractical.  The City of Casper determined that the time expenditures of City Staff and the extreme requirements of qualifying projects are not balanced with the benefits that the citizens receive. 

CDBG funds must be used to meet one of three (3) national objectives:

  • Benefit low to moderate income persons
  • Address slum and blight
  • Meet an urgent community need

Any project funded with CDBG funds must be able to demonstrate how it meets the national objective. Low to moderate income persons are those persons whose household income does not exceed 80% of the area median income as published by HUD on an annual basis.

ANALYSIS OF IMPEDIMENTS TO FAIR HOUSING REPORT

Click here to view the November 2012 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Report.

Five Year Consolidated Plan

 

Every five years the City must submit its Five Year Consolidated Plan to HUD. The Draft Five Year Plan covers July 2015 through June 2019. The plan addresses housing, homelessness, and community development visions for the next five years. 

Click on this link to view the 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan and Year One Annual Action Plan
2015-2019 CONSOLIDATED PLAN - FIRST YEAR ANNUAL ACTION PLAN 2015-2019 Draft Five Year Consolidated Plan

 
Annual Action Plan

By May 30th of each year, the City submits its annual action plan to HUD. The annual Action Plan is the City's application for CDBG funds for the upcoming fiscal year. Each project funded with CDBG funds must meet at least one of the visions established in the Five Year Consolidated Plan. The 2015/2016 Annual Action Plan is included as a part of the 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan.

Please refer to the NOTE above.  No Annual Action Plan was submitted for 2018-2019.


AMENDMENT TO ANNUAL ACTION PLAN 2015/2016

Amendment to AAP  

ANNUAL ACTION PLAN 2016/2017
2016-2017 Annual Action Plan
  
ANNUAL ACTION PLAN2017/2018
2017-2018 Annual Action Plan

AMENDMENT TO 2017/1018 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN
Amendment to 17-18 AAP.docx


CDBG CITIZEN PARTICIPATION PLAN

Citizen Participation Plan
 

Consolidated Annual Plan Evaluation Report (CAPER)

No later than September 30 of each year, the City must submit a Consolidated Annual Plan Evaluation Report (CAPER) to HUD. The CAPER is the City's report to HUD that outlines how the City used its CDBG funds in the previous fiscal year.

Click on the links to view the final copies of the CAPER reports which have been submitted to the Region VIII, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Office. 

2016/17 CAPER Report

Click on the link below to view last year's report
2015-2016 CAPER Report

 Questions or comments may be submitted to:  jclark@casperwy.gov

or to Joy Clark, Housing and Community Development, 200 North David, Room 203, Casper, WY 82601.