Application Process for Federal Grants

​Salem provides funding opportunities to help support local nonprofit organizations and other groups to provide services, public facilities, and affordable housing for low- and moderate-income residents and neighborhoods.

General funds and federal funds are awarded through a competitive annual process.

Salem receives entitlement funding annually from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to administer and provide oversight of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) programs.

Application process

Note: Dates are subject to change.

November 9, 2017 11:00 a.m.

Emergency Housing Netwrok (EHN) Monthly Meeting, Union Gospel Mission, 345 Commercial Street NE, Salem, OR 97301

December 7, 2017 9:30 a.m.

Application workshop: City of Salem Urban Developmen Conference Room, 350 Commercial Street NE, Salem, OR 97301

December 11, 2017 2:00 p.m.

Application workshop: City of Salem Urban Development Conference Room, 350 Commercial Street NE, Salem, OR 97301

January 5, 2018

Applications due by 5 p.m.

Application process closes.​

January 8 - 31, 2018

Application Review Process

January 6 - 31, 2018

Draft Summaries

February 2018

HUD announces proposed allocation amounts for eligible jurisdictions.

February 7, 2018

Community Services Housing Commission (CSHC) Board Meeting

  • CDBG/General Fund Application Presentations
February 21, 2018

CSHC Board Meeting

  • HOME Application Presentations
March 7, 2018

CHSC Board Meeting

  • Discussion
  • CDBG/General Fund Recommendations
March 14, 2018

CSHC Board Meeting

  • HOME Recommendations
March 28, 2018

CSHC Board Meeting

Annual Action Plan Review

March 29 - April 30, 2018
Citizen Comment Period on Annual Action Plan
May 2018 - Date TBD

City Council Public Hearing on Annual Plan

City Council Approval

May 15, 2018
Annual Plan Submission to Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
June 1 - 15, 2018
Notification Letters to Applicants
June 15 - 30, 2018


  • Legal Approval and Execution of Agreements
  • Sponsor Training/Tenant Assistance (TA)
July 1, 2018

HUD Appoves Annual Plan

18/19 Funding is Available


Salem must prepare two documents in order to continue to receive funding from HUD. Both documents outline plan priorities and how Salem intends to allocate federal funds.

  1. Housing and Urban Development Consolidated Plan
  2. Annual Action Plan and Attachments

At the end of the reporting year, we are required to provide a follow up report called the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). This report provides detailed accomplishments related to the five year consolidated plan.

Contact us

Shelly EhengerFederal Programs ManagerUrban Development Department
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Mailing address:
350 Commercial ST NE
Salem OR 97301
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Urban Development updates

​Application training

​Plans and reports

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing837 KB
Annual Action Plan 2017343 KB11/3/2017
Annual Action Plan Unique Appendicies6877 KB3/16/2017
Citizen Participation Plan494 KB
Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report 2016-20171533 KB8/15/2017
Housing and Urban Development Consolidated Plan 2015-20192165 KB
Public Notice - Finding of no significant impact (HOME funds)176 KB5/7/20175/27/2017

​Additional information:

If you or someone you know may need assistance, please contact 2-1-1. For housing information, see the Salem Housing Authority​​.

​Map for eligibility determination