Community Development Block Grant Program

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. Since 1974, the CDBG program has been one of the longest continuously run programs at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The CDBG program provides annual grants on a formula basis to State and local government.

The Town of Jupiter has participated in the CDBG Program since 2012. Most recently, CDBG funds were used to renovate Officer Bruce St. Laurent Park, formerly known as Pine Gardens South Park. This year, the Town’s allocation is being used for upgrades to the water distribution system in the same neighborhood.

For fiscal year 2016-2017, the Town will receive approximately $265,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds. In February of 2016, two public meetings were held to obtain resident input on community development needs, current CDBG projects, and potential CDBG projects and programs. The public meetings also provided training on the Fair Housing Act, including where to file complaints and a discussion of protected classes and prohibitive Fair Housing practices.

Neighborhood Services would love to hear your input on the CDBG Program. Please contact Satu Oksanen, Neighborhood Services Manager, at 561-741 2524 or email satuo@jupiter.fl.us.

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