Each fall, on behalf of Anne Arundel County, ACDS begins the housing and community development budget process for the fiscal year that begins July 1st of the following year. ACDS welcomes broad public participation in the process and encourages comments and input from residents and service providers on the County’s current housing and community development needs, as well as recommendations for activities and projects which best address those needs. For the upcoming Fiscal Year – beginning July 1, 2021 – the budget process will kick off with our first (virtual) public hearing on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Please note this hearing will be virtual and has an earlier start time than in past years.
The hearing will provide attendees with a report on recent accomplishments as well as information on the amount of federal housing and community development funds expected to be available for Local Fiscal Year 2022 (July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022) and the range of activities that may be undertaken with those funds. The public hearing will also give residents an opportunity to comment on the use of additional CDBG and ESG funds being awarded to Anne Arundel County in response to COVID-19 through the federal CARES Act, referred to as CDBG-CV-III and ESG-CV-II, respectively. Residents and stakeholders will be invited to speak on the issues and needs they see in their communities, as well as recommend strategies, activities and projects for the use of available federal funds.
For housing and community development providers seeking FY 2022 housing and community development funds, Activity Recommendation Forms are now available [Capital Applications and Public Service Applications] and are due to ACDS on November 10, 2020. Please read the application instructions carefully for new submission instructions we have adopted due to COVID-19.
A second virtual public hearing on the FY 2022 Housing and Community Development Budget and Consolidated Plan process will be held on February 18, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. to respond to ACDS staff recommendations for projects and activities to be funded with the FY 2022 budget.
The Housing and Community Development Budget will be included in the County Executive’s budget, which is voted on by the County Council in May or June. The housing and community development budget will be further outlined in Anne Arundel County’s Annual Action Plan submission to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in mid-June. Click here to view past Annual Action Plans.