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)

Homeless Housing Project Request for Proposals (RFP):

The City of Marysville is pleased to announce the availability of $123,812 in federal funds for the development of homeless housing capital projects, including shelters, transitional housing, and housing first units, under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).  Projects are required to meet a National Objective, a CDBG objective, and be consistent with the priorities and objectives of the City’s Annual Action Plan and Five Year Comprehensive Plan

Applications may be submitted in person or mailed to 80 Columbia Ave. Marysville 98270, or uploaded here.  Applications must be received by May 24, 2017, no later than 4:00 pm. No applications will be accepted after this deadline. Mailed applications must be post-marked in time to be received by the deadline. 

Program Year (PY) 2017 DRAFT Annual Action Plan and Citizen Participation Plan Amendment

The Annual Action Plan (AAP) provides a concise summary of the actions, activities, and the specific federal and non-federal resources that will be used each year to address the priority needs and specific goals identified by the Consolidated Plan.  The Citizen Participation Plan (CPP) is a detailed plan that provides for and encourages citizen participation. In order to comply with new regulations related to the Affirmatively Furthering Housing plan, the plan needs to be amended.  City Council approved the PY2017 AAP and CPP on March 27, 2017. Once final funding amounts have been disseminated by HUD, the AAP will be submitted to HUD for review/approval.
How to obtain copies: A link is provided below to the Council approved PY2017 AAP and Amended CPP. Additionally, hard copies are available for review at the Community Development Department, City Clerk's Office and Marysville Public Library. The PY2017 AAP will be made available in a format accessible to persons with disabilities upon request.
   PY2017 Annual Action Plan
   Citizen Participation Plan Amendment

Prior Year CAPER's

   Program Year 2015 
    Program Year 2014

    Program Year 2013
    Program Year 2012

Annual Action Plans (AAP's)

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.