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HUD Releases Funding Levels for HOME, CDBG, ESG & HOPWA


HUD has published the FY12 funding allocations for its Community Planning and Development (CPD) formula programs, with significant funding cuts for localities for most programs. HUD’s CPD formula programs include: Community Development Block Grants (CDBG); HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA); and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG).  While HOME, CDBG and HOPWA funding declined, ESG funding levels were increased for FY12.

As expected given the funding cut to the HOME program in HUD’s FY12 budget, most CT cities received significant reductions in funding ranging from 24% to 35%. The HOME allocation for the state of Connecticut received the most significant cut, going from $11.7 million in FY11 to $6.8 million in FY12, a reduction of 42% amounting to nearly $5 million. In total, the funding for all of CT’s jurisdictions declined by 38%, from $18.5 million in FY11 to $11.5 million in FY12.

Cities throughout CT will also receive less in CDBG funding this year.  Most towns received cuts, with Hamden topping the list with a 30% reduction in funding and the Connecticut allocation dropping by 10% to $11.1 million.  Two cities – Hartford and Middletown - received funding increases in FY12. 

ESG funding levels increased for the six jurisdictions that receive this funding, with the total amount coming into Connecticut increasing by 14.5%, from $2.9 million to $3.3 million. 

HOPWA funding, which is provided to four jurisdictions, received marginal cuts ranging from 0.3% to 1.2%.  Overall funding was reduced by just $20,000, going from $3,249,162 in FY11 to $3,228,628 in FY12.


FY12 funding levels can be accessed here. FY11 funding levels can be accessed here.





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