What is the Consolidated Plan?
The Consolidated Plan is the document the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires each entitlement agency to prepare in order to receive HUD funding. A typical Consolidated Plan is normally a 3-year or 5-year plan that identifies local needs in housing and community development and establishes local goals to accomplish utilizing HUD grant funds. The Consolidated Plan also identifies programs to be carried out and resources to be used as implementation strategies.

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1. What is the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and what is its purpose?
2. What is the CDBG grant amount the City gets each year?
3. Does the City have to apply for CDBG funds each year from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)?
4. What is an Entitlement Community under CDBG?
5. How is the City's grant amount determined by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)?
6. When is the grant amount announced?
7. What activities are eligible for CDBG funding?
8. What activities are not eligible for CDBG funding?
9. What is the Consolidated Plan?
10. What is an Annual Action Plan?
11. What is an Environmental Review and why is it required for a CDBG funded activity?
12. What is a grant agreement?
13. What are the responsibilities of a CDBG Subrecipient?
14. Is there a time limit for a Subrecipient to spend CDBG funding?
15. When can a subrecipient incur costs for an approved activity?
16. What is the purpose of Subrecipient Monitoring?
17. How is monitoring normally conducted?