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, 2020 – the budget process will take place concurrently with our Five Year Consolidated Planning Process. Please note, our first public hearing of the FY 2021 Budget Process and 2021-2025 Consolidated Plan Process will occur in September this year.
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 2021 (July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021), the range of activities that may be undertaken with those funds, the process for recommending activities for funding, and information on the County’s Consolidated Planning Process. Residents and stakeholders will be invited to speak on the issues and needs they are 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 2021 housing and community development funds, Activity Recommendation Forms are now available [Capital Applications and Public Service Applications] and are due to ACDS on November 1, 2019.
A second public hearing on the Consolidated Plan process will be held on December 5, 2019. At this meeting, ACDS staff will work with residents and stakeholders to articulate goals and strategies for the Consolidated Plan and prioritize those goals, which will ultimately inform what projects and activities are budgeted for during FY 2021 through FY 2025.
A third public hearing on the FY 2021 Housing and Community Development Budget and Consolidated Plan process will be held on January 23, 2020 to solicit feedback from the public on the final Consolidated Plan goals and strategies and present ACDS staff recommendations for projects and activities to be funded with the FY 2021 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.
Our meetings, unless otherwise noted, will be held at the offices of Arundel Community Development Services, Inc. at 2666 Riva Road, Suite 210, Annapolis, MD 21401. The December 5, 2019 Public Hearing will be held at the Independence Conference Room, 2664 Riva Road, Suite 170, Annapolis, MD 21401.
ACDS and our public meeting sites are ADA accessible. If you wish to attend and require a special accommodation (e.g. interpreter for deaf and hard of hearing or an interpreter for persons with limited English proficiency) please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-222-7805 no later than 7 business days prior to the public meeting.