City of Pekin, IL

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Community Development Block Grant Program

The City receives Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds provided by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as an eligible entitlement jurisdiction. The goal of receiving these funds is to promote a suitable living environment and encourage access to services primarily benefitting low- and moderate-income individuals and families.

CDBG funds can be used for a variety of programs and initiatives designed to advance the overall health, safety, and sustainability of the community. To outline a strategy for the use of these funds, the City develops both an Annual Action Plan and a 5-Year Consolidated Plan.

As part of this process, the City provides a period for public review and comment consistent with regulatory requirements in 24 CFR 570. Any proposed plans or documents with active comment periods will be listed as a draft document and included in the “pending items” list below.

Pending Items:

2022 Annual Action Plan Revision #1

The City is required to submit an Annual Action Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in order to receive annual funding under the regulations pertaining to a HUD entitlement city. This document is utilized to establish the priority needs, goals, and approximate allocations that the City of Pekin will use when determining what projects and activities will be funded with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to address the needs of the low- to moderate-income community.

Due to delays in HUD announcing final allocation amounts for the 2022 program year, the 2022 Annual Action Plan which was adopted by the City on May 10, 2022 included approximate allocations based on the previous year’s allocation. Based on guidance from HUD, the City will once again undertake a public comment and public hearing process to ensure it meets the aforementioned citizen participation requirements.

In accordance with the City’s Citizen Participation Plan and HUD’s public participation requirements, a public comment period will occur beginning on July 1, 2022 at 8:00am through July 31, 2022 ending at 5:00pm. The public hearing will occur on July 25, 2022 during the regularly scheduled Pekin City Council meeting which begins at 5:30pm.

The draft plan includes the allocation of approximately $1,103,791 to projects including improvement to public facilities and infrastructure, grants to community organizations, demolition, and program administration. An additional $1,546,665 in loan guarantees is proposed to improvement public facilities and fire safety.

You can view the revised draft 2022 Annual Action Plan by clicking here.

Comments on the draft document may be provided during the public hearing, via e-mail at dhbess@ci.pekin.il.us, or by mail at the following address:

City of Pekin
Attn: CDBG Program
111 S. Capitol Street
Pekin, IL 61554

2021 Consolidated Performance and Accomplishment Report (CAPER)

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires that the City produce an annual performance report called the Consolidated Performance and Accomplishment Report (CAPER). The CAPER documents the activities undertaken, the funds expended, as well as the accomplishments achieved during the associated program year.

As part of the development process of the final report, the City holds a 15-day public comment period as well as a public hearing to discuss the details of the report. The public comment period for the 2021 CAPER will begin on June 6, 2022 and end on June 21, 2022 at 5:00pm. The public hearing will be held during a meeting of the Pekin City Council beginning at 5:30pm on June 13, 2022. The meeting will be held at 111 S. Capitol Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554 in the Pekin City Council chambers.

You can view the draft 2021 CAPER by clicking here.

Comments on the draft document may be provided during the public hearing, via e-mail at dhbess@ci.pekin.il.us, or by mail at the following address:

City of Pekin
Attn: CDBG Program
111 S. Capitol Street
Pekin, IL 61554

 Plans, Reports, and Other Documents:

2021 Annual Action Plan

2020 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report

2020 - 2024 Consolidated Plan (As Amended)

2019 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report

2019 Annual Action Plan (As Amended)

2018 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report

2015 - 2019 Consolidated Plan (As Amended)

2015 Bridges Out of Poverty Year-End Summary

Citizen Participation Plan (As Amended)

City of Pekin's Statement on Human Rights