Community Development Block Grant Program




The City of East Wenatchee anticipates receiving $108,507 in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for the 2023 Program Year that runs from October 1, 2023, through September 30, 2024. The City is initiating development of the 2023 Annual Action Plan which describes the funding decisions for use of the CDBG funds. The funding must be spent during that time period. 

The City has three objectives for the use of CDBG funds: public improvements that revitalize neighborhoods, supportive services for individuals and families that are homeless or at-risk for homelessness and increasing the availability of affordable housing. The funds must be used to benefit low and moderate-income residents and must be spent on projects located within the City.

The City typically contracts with outside agencies as sub-recipients for the use of these funds. If you have projects or programs that would meet those objectives, please submit a letter of request including the following information:

  1. Organization’s Name, Complete address, Phone Number, and DUNS number;
  2. Complete contact information of grant applicant or responsible party (include name, e-mail, mailing address, and phone number);
  3. Project description, cost estimates, matching funding, engineering completed or required, and a schedule.

Examples of projects the city has previously funded included: street improvement projects, down payment assistance for homebuyers, renovation of low-income housing, and removal of ADA barriers. 

Please send all letters to Curtis Lillquist, East Wenatchee Community Development Department, 271 9th Street NE, East Wenatchee, WA 98802.  Faxed or e-mailed inquiries will also be considered:  Fax 509.884-6233, E-mail 

Letters must be received by June 30, 2023.  

The East Wenatchee City Council will hold a public meeting at their July 18, 2023, meeting to discuss the 2023 CDBG Annual Action Plan. The meeting starts at 6:00 PM in the Council Chambers at East Wenatchee City Hall, 271 9th St. NE, East Wenatchee, WA. The CDBG public meeting is part of the regular agenda and will begin after the meeting has convened.  

It is the City’s policy to assure that no person, with a disability or on the grounds of race, color, national origin or sex, is excluded from participation in any city activity. We invite any person with special needs, including disability accessibility or interpreter services, to contact Laura Leon, City Clerk, at 509.884-9515 at least 3 working days before the meeting to discuss any special accommodations which may be necessary. Citizens with hearing impairments may call the Washington Relay Service TDD line at (800) 833-6388. 

Since 2009, the City of East Wenatchee, as an entitlement jurisdiction, receives an annual allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). CDBG funds must be used for projects and programs that principally benefit low and moderate-income persons. The federal statute identifies overall program goals that establish what CDBG funds may be used for:

  • Ensuring access to decent and affordable housing
  • Ensuring that the community offers suitable living environments
  • Expanding economic opportunities


The Community Development & Housing Consolidated Plan (Consolidated Plan) provides information about the community and establishes the framework for using the CDBG funds over a five-year period. Each year an Annual Action Plan is completed listing the projects that are intended to be funded during that program year. The city's program year runs from October 1 through September 30.