Community Development Block Grants

Program Overview

The Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) Program provides annual grants on a formula basis to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low and moderate income persons. The program is authorized under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, Public Law 93-383, as amended.

HUD determines the amount of each entitlement grant by a statutory dual formula which uses several objective measures of community needs, including the extent of poverty, population, housing overcrowding, age of housing and population growth lag in relationship to other metropolitan areas.

The City then accepts applications for the funds from eligible applicants and awards funds to activities which meet a national objective, meets a CDBG objective, is an eligible activity according to CDBG entitlement program guidelines and is consistent with the priorities and objectives of the Consolidated Plan.
Eligible applicants are as follows

  • Private non-profit organizations that have received 501(c)(3) federal tax exempt status from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and are registered as non-profit corporations in the State of Washington
  • Faith-based organizations in accordance with 24 CFR 570.200(j)
  • Public agencies and city departments
  • For-profit entities authorized under 24 CFR 570.201(o)  

Public Comment Period:  Program Year (PY) 2019 DRAFT Annual Action Plan (AAP) Amendment

The AAP provides specific housing and community development actions for PY2019 in accordance with the adopted 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan. 

A minor amendment to the approved PY2019 Annual Action Plan was completed in May, 2020, in response to the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19).  The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development notified the City of Marysville that it would receive an allocation of $226,637 in Community Development Block Grant funds to be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19.  This allocation was authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Public Law 116-136, which was signed by President Trump on March 27, 2020, to respond to the growing effects of this historic public health crisis.  This amendment was completed in compliance with COVID-19 federal, state, and municipal restrictions at the time of action and included utilization of waivers related to public comment period, in-person hearings, and others as allowed by HUD.

To date, $118,590 has been provided for working capital to microenterprises in Marysville City limits leaving a balance of $108,047 in CDBG-CV funds.  On June 1, 2020, an additional $50,000 in CDBG-CV funds, known as Phase II, were made available for eligible public service activities that prepare, prevent, and respond to the spread of infectious disease such as the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).  The Citizen Advisory Committee has made a funding recommendation to the City Council to provide funds to eligible public service agencies to provide funds for rental assistance to those experiencing loss of income due to COVID-19.  The addition of a rental assistance program requires a substantial amendment to the 2019 Annual Action Plan.

The City invites residents and interested parties to provide feedback on the Revised AAP.  Please submit written comments to 80 Columbia Ave, Marysville 98270 or email to  Comments will be accepted until 4:00pm July 16, 2020.  A public hearing will be held virtually July 27, 2020 at 7:00 pm.
How to obtain copies: A link is provided below to the DRAFT PY2019 AAP. Additionally, hard copies are available for review upon request. The DRAFT PY2019 AAP will be made available in a format accessible to persons with disabilities upon request.
 Draft PY2019 AAP Amendment

Prior Year CAPER's 

Program year 2018
Program Year 2017
Program Year 2016
Program Year 2015

Program Year 2014

Program Year 2013
Program Year 2012

Annual Action Plans (AAP's)

Program Year 2018
Program Year 2017

Program Year 2016
Program Year 2016 

Program Year 2015 - Amended

Program Year 2014 - Amended
Program Year 2013

2015-2019 Consolidated Plan

The City of Marysville 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan provides a framework to guide the City of Marysville in investing Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to address local priority housing and community development needs that primarily benefit low- and moderate-income persons.  The City of Marysville collaborated on the plan with Snohomish County and the City of Everett. The plan can be reviewed by clicking here.  Hard copies are available at the Community Development Department, City Clerk’s office and Marysville Public Library. The  2015-2019 Con Plan will be made available in a format accessible to persons with disabilities, upon request.
Please send questions to Amy Hess via email at, or Chris Holland at,or by mail to 80 Columbia Ave., Marysville, WA98270.