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. In recent years, CDBG funds have been used to renovate Officer Bruce St. Laurent Park in Pine Gardens South, athletic scholarships through the JTAA, and for upgrades to the water distribution systems in the Charter neighborhoods. Currently, CDBG funds are utilized to address drainage issues in Pine Gardens North and to make safety improvements to S Loxahatchee Drive in Pine Gardens South.
Typically, the Town receives approximately $300,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds. Public meetings are held every year to obtain resident input on community development needs, current CDBG projects, and potential CDBG projects and programs. These public meetings also provide information on the Fair Housing Act, including where to file complaints and a discussion of protected classes and prohibitive Fair Housing practices.
Please email Satu Oksanen, Neighborhood Services Manager, or call at 561-741-2524 if you have any questions or comments about the program.
Bruce St. Laurent Park in Pine Gardens South (2015 CDBG)