How does it work?
Annually, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) allocates approximately $2,000,000 in federal funds to the County of Maui,. At that time, the County publishes a series of Public Notices in the newspaper to solicit project proposals that principally benefit low- and moderate-income persons or families from the following organizations: Public (government); Private Non-Profit exempt from federal income tax; Community-Based Development Organization (CBDO) as defined in 24 CFR 570.204; and For- Profit Entity under the provision 24 CFR 570.203.

Approximately 10 weeks will elapse from the time the notices are published until proposals must be submitted to the CDBG Program Office for review. These applications are rated and ranked according to national objective priorities by a selection committee appointed by the Mayor. Next, a proposed "Council Resolution" of the selected proposed projects is submitted by the Mayor to the Budget and Finance Committee for consideration and then to the County Council for final approval.

The final step is for the County to prepare a "master application" to HUD, which includes all of the approved projects. Once HUD reviews the County's application and approves it, and after contracts are drafted and environmental requirements are met, the funds become available for project implementation. The entire process takes about twelve months from beginning to end before the actual project implementation can begin.

As with any federal program, there are many conditions which must be complied with, however, the CDBG Program Office will make every effort to assist you and keep the process as simple as possible.

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