Community Development Block Grant

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2018 Annual Action Plan Proposed Substantial Amendment

A Substantial Amendment to the 2018 Annual Action Plan is proposed; this includes purchasing three homes, and rehabilitating one of these homes, at a cost of $322,462. These homes will be used as affordable rental housing for low to moderate-income families. Additionally, $12,000 will be spent to rehabilitate a forth house so that it may continue to be used as an affordable rental unit for families that have experienced homelessness.

  • Public Notice for the Proposed Substantial Amendment to the 2018 Annual Action Plan
  • Draft of amended 2018 Annual Action Plan
  • Public Comment Period – July 20, 2019 to August 20, 2019 – Prior to adopting the proposed amendment, the public is invited to provide comments, which will be accepted during this period at the Health and Human Services Department at 200 San Sebastian View, Suite 2300, St. Augustine, FL 32084, or via email addressed to A written response will be given within fifteen (15) days, to all written comments received. For additional information, please call 904-827-6897.
  • Public Hearing – August 5, 2019 – There will be a Public Hearing to present and discuss the proposed Substantial Amendment to the 2018-2019 Action Plan at 3:00 PM, in the Kingfisher Conference Room in the Health and Human Services Building at 200 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, FL 32084.
  • BCC Meeting – August 20, 2019 at 9:00 AM – Final Board Action on the proposed Substantial Amendment to the 2018-2019 Annual Action Plan is scheduled for the Board of County Commissioners Meeting in the County Commission Chambers, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, Florida 32084.

Proposed CDBG 2019-2020 Action Plan

St. Johns County has drafted a 2019-2020 Action Plan as required by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to receive Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding. Proposed 2019-2020 Action Plan Public Notice

Proposed Amendment to the 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan

The County is considering a Substantial Amendment to the 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan to add a provision to Priority #5 and a goal allowing for the funding of affordable housing units for sale to income-eligible citizens. 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan Proposed Substantial Amendment Public Notice

2019 Community Development Block Grant

St. Johns County anticipates receiving Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for the 2019-2020 Federal Fiscal Year. 2019 CDBG Public Notice

  • Survey (CLOSED) – The first step in planning for this new year of funding is inviting citizens to provide their input and opinions on the housing and community development needs of the County.  Please take a moment to share your opinions.
  • Community Meetings (CLOSED) – Several meetings are planned in locations across the County, for the purpose of providing information about the CDBG program and learning about the needs of local communities.  At these meetings, the Community Survey and CDBG applications will be available.
  • CDBG Application (CLOSED)  Through the application process, the County makes CDBG funds available to eligible community organizations. Completed applications are due on May 3, 2019.

2018-2019 CDBG Annual Action Plan

The 2018-2019 Annual Action Plan was approved by the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners on July 17, 2018. The Annual Action Plan is now being reviewed by staff of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  HUD approval of the Action Plan is expected by the end of September, with the funding to be available before December 2018.
For the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year, HUD allocated $918,973 for St. Johns County. The FY2018-2019 Action Plan will provide for the following expenditures:

  • $258,282 for renovations and improvements to the Flagler Estates Park.
  • $129,722 for renovations and improvements to the Armstrong Park.
  • $297,175 for installation of a sidewalk in Flagler Estates.
  • $50,000 for homeless prevention services.
  • $183,794 for HUD-approved administrative and planning costs associated with establishing and maintaining a CDBG program.

Community Development Block Grant Program

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. Beginning in 1974, the CDBG program is one of the longest continuously run programs at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The CDBG program provides annual grants on a formula basis to 1209 general units of local government and States. St Johns County, in cooperation with the City of St Augustine Beach, met the population requirement in 2015 to be considered an Entitlement Community by HUD. The CDBG entitlement program allocates annual grants to larger cities and urban counties to develop viable communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and opportunities to expand economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons.

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