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.
First Public Hearing of FY 2023 Budget Process
For the upcoming Fiscal Year – beginning July 1, 2022 – the budget process will kick off with our first (virtual) public hearing on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Please RSVP to email@example.com or 410-222-3961 for meeting link. If you wish to attend and require a special accommodation (e.g. interpreter for deaf and hard of hearing or critical documents translated for persons with limited English proficiency) please contact firstname.lastname@example.org no later than seven business days prior to the public meeting.
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 2023 (July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023) 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 HOME ARP funds being awarded to Anne Arundel County in response to COVID-19 through the federal American Rescue Plan Act. 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.
Application Process for FY 2023 Funding
For housing and community development providers seeking FY 2023 housing and community development funds, the application for funding is now available by clicking the “Apply Here” button below, and is due to ACDS on November 15, 2021. Please read the application instructions carefully. Please note that this year, all applications will be submitted in Neighborly, ACDS’ grant management portal. Applicants must register/create an account to access the portal. You may download a copy of the application HERE.
A virtual training for applicants is being held on October 12, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Please RSVP to email@example.com to obtain the meeting link.
Second Public Hearing for FY 2023 Budget Process
A second virtual public hearing on the FY 2023 Housing and Community Development Budget process will be held on February 17, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. to respond to ACDS staff recommendations for projects and activities to be funded with the FY 2023 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.