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Program Description

  Grants Administration - Federal Programs

Staff provides management and oversight to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements for Federal funding awarded to Montgomery County by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Community Development Block Grant, the HOME Investment Partnership Grant, and the Emergency Solutions Grant programs. Funds from these programs support both operating activities and capital projects. Activities funded may include property acquisition, new construction, housing rehabilitation, commercial area revitalization, and handicapped accessibility improvements. Staff administers contracts with the cities of Rockville and Takoma Park, as well as nonprofit organizations awarded funding to provide a variety of public services involving assistance to low-income persons.

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Program Contacts

Contact Pofen Salem of the Department of Housing and Community Affairs at 240.777.3728 or Anita Aryeetey of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2784 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY20Actual FY21Estimated FY22Target FY23Target FY24
Number of contracts awarded and monitored 48 25252625
Funding awarded to CDBG public service contracts$600,000 $591,067 $630,000 $625,000 $630,000
CDBG public service contract compliance rate100%100%100%100%100%
CDBG public service contract non-housing beneficiaries 1$6,382 $8,250 $19,612 $10,000 $10,300
1  DHCA partners with the Community Development Advisory Committee, which provides funding recommendations for public service contracts. The beneficiaries of these contracts fluctuate annually based on the type of services provided.
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Program Budget Changes

FY23 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY22 Approved70972025.70
Increase Cost: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Operating Expenses1027500.00
Add: Bethesda Cares, Inc. - Full-time Support to Supervise Volunteers Providing Homeless Services450000.00
Add: Community Reach of Montgomery County, Inc. - Provides support for the operations of a Diabetes Center450000.00
Add: Lead4Life, Inc. - Disconnected Youth Intervention450000.00
Add: Montgomery Housing Partnership - Homework Club Afterschool Enrichment Program450000.00
Add: Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. - Rapid Exit Specialist450000.00
Add: Hispanic Business Foundation of Maryland, Inc. - Partnership Youth Initiative450000.00
Add: Community Reach of Montgomery County, Inc. - Reduce Financial Instability by Providing Case Management Services and Financial Assistance 435000.00
Add: Interfaith Works, Inc. - Empowerment Center to Support Residents Experiencing Homelessness411000.00
Add: Cornerstone Montgomery Inc. - Provide Nursing Healthcare in Mental Health Residential Facilities 405000.00
Add: EveryMind - Stabilizing Adults through Situational Support391310.00
Add: ECDC Enterprise Development Group - Small Business Loan Program for Low to Moderate Income People354000.00
Add: Horizons Greater Washington Inc. - Summer Youth Program to Improve Proficiency in Literacy and Math350000.00
Add: Community Bridges, Inc. - College Access and Success Program for Young Women from Low Income and/or Minority Backgrounds350000.00
Add: Latin American Youth Center, Inc. - Maryland Multicultural Youth Center Mental Health346190.00
Add: Arts for the Aging - Boost Wellness and Connection through the Arts.266850.00
Add: Mobile Medical Care Inc. - Diabetic Eye Health240650.00
Increase Cost: Emergency Solutions Grant Operating Expenses111580.00
Technical Adj: Takoma Park Code Enforcement Contract10570.00
Decrease Cost: Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) Grant Operating Expenses-43920.00
Decrease Cost: CDBG Grant Adjustments-6250000.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.15278631.00
FY23 Recommended87356386.70