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The Annual Action Plan describes how Lexington County will use its allocation of Community Development Block Grant Program funds and HOME Investment Partnerships Program funds in our communities. The Action Plan identifies and describes the projects which have been approved by County Council and must be submitted to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The 2018-2019 Annual Action Plan Draft is available to view here.
The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires consolidated planning and reporting of all communities as a condition of receiving federal grants for housing and community development including the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). At the end of each fiscal year, CDBG recipient communities across the Country report to their citizens and elected officials how they have utilized their grant funds to improve the community and the lives of the people who live in it. The Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) is the HUD-prescribed vehicle for providing that information. The Community Development Department is pleased to report effective performance on meeting project objectives as shown in the above draft report for Program Year 2015. The Community Development Department continues its efforts to be effective stewards of federal funds in the service of its residents.
Lexington County has adopted the following priorities for its Community Development Block Grant Program and Home Investment Partnership Program.
Priority Need 1: Ensure adequate and dependable public facilities are available to provide for basic and essential needs and services.
Priority Need 2: Ensure adequate and safe infrastructure to meet basic needs of residents.
Priority Need 3: Establish or support programs that provide needed public services and/or increase the level of service provided by existing programs.
Priority Need 4: Support and provide assistance to nonprofit and for-profit entities that create, increase or retain employment opportunities for LMI persons.
Priority Need 5: Provide and/or support adequate, safe and affordable housing.
Priority Need 6: Provide mechanisms and forums for collaboration, coordination, and capacity building.