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The Community Development Block Grant Program is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs primarily to serve low and moderate-income residents.  Beginning in 1974, the CDBG program is one of the longest continuously run programs at HUD.  The CDBG program provides annual grants on a formula basis to 1209 general units of local government and States.   Interested organizations should call the City of Holyoke Office for Community Development at 413-322-5610.  Funding is not available to individuals; individuals in need of services may call the Office for Community Development for referrals.

The Office for Community Development welcomes public input and participation in its public hearings. Public hearings and meeting notices are posted here and outside the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall. Check back often and feel free to attend!

2020 Consolidated Plan Schedule


FY2018 Draft CAPER will be available on August 30, 2019 – September 18, 2019. The CAPER describes the performance and outcomes of the activities undertaken by the Office for Community Development.

Meeting Notices

CAC Meeting Notice 5/27/20

Language translation services and accessibility services are available for all meetings upon request at least five business days prior to the meeting date.

Public Notices

Notice of Amendment of the FY2019 Annual Plan

Environmental Assessments

There are no Environmental Assessments available for public comment.

Notice of Intent to Request the Release of Funds (RROF)

There are no RROF for public comment.

FY2019-2020 Annual Action Plan – Allocations

Spreadsheet with the final FY2019 Awards.  Public Service activities must be completed by June 30, 2020.

2019 Proposal Descriptions

FY2020-2021 CDBG Request for Proposals

Spreadsheet 2020 requests for funding.

HOME Investment Partnerships Program

HOME is authorized under Title II of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act, as amended. Program regulations are at 24 CFR Part 92. HOME program regulations and standards contain property value and sale price limits, completion deadlines, rent limits, household income limits, developer capacity, and experience requirements, firm financial commitments, reasonable costs, current market demand analysis, site and neighborhood requirements, development team fiscal soundness and experience criteria as well as other requirements and stipulations. HOME also requires enforceable provisions to ensure housing affordability.   Interested parties are encouraged to review the HOME Program prior to submitting a Proposal.  Additional information about the HOME Program can be reviewed at

The amount of HOME funds expected to be awarded may be up to $1,000,000, of which up to $30,000. specifically designated for direct homebuyer assistance.

Check back for funding announcements shortly.

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