United States Dept. of Housing & Urban Development
The City of Cumberland is a formula grantee for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds. The city receives an annual grant of close to $1 million to be divided among 5 categories:
- Economic Development
- Homeless and Special Populations
- Non-Housing Community Development
- Public Housing
The funds are divided among these 5 categories while meeting the goals set forth by HUD of Decent Housing, Suitable Living Environment, and Expanded Economic Opportunity.
5 Year Plan
The City's Department of Community Development develops the 5 year plan and accepts applications and input around January each year from agencies, individuals, and organizations requesting funding support through the annual CDBG in the development of the annual strategic plan. The funding solicitations are advertised in the newspaper, by email, and on community center bulletin boards city wide. The Department of Community Development works closely with the Community Betterment Neighborhood organizations through the Neighborhood Advisory Commission.