Every October, 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 during 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. ACDS typically holds one public hearing in October and a second public hearing in February the following year.
If service providers have a specific activity or project they would like to see funded, they should attend one of the public hearings and complete a Public Services Activity Recommendation Form or a Capital Projects Activity Recommendation Form. All programs and activities which receive funding must meet one of the Goals and Strategies identified in the Anne Arundel County Consolidated Plan: FY 2016 – FY 2020. Activities must also be eligible under federal funding guidelines. All program rules and goals are identified in both the Activity Recommendation Forms. If you need additional information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (410) 222 7600.
Once Activity Recommendation Forms are received, staff will review the proposals and make recommendations to the ACDS Board of Directors at the February public hearing. The Housing and Community Development Budget is included in the County Executive’s budget, which is then reviewed and approved by the County Council in May. The budget is further detailed in Anne Arundel County’s Annual Action Plan submission to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Click here to view past Annual Action Plans.Available Downloads: