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. Most recently, CDBG funds were used to renovate Officer Bruce St. Laurent Park, formerly known as Pine Gardens South Park and for upgrades to the water distribution system in the same neighborhood.
For fiscal year 2018-2019, the Town will receive approximately $310,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds. Public meetings are held every year in either January or February to obtain resident input on community development needs, current CDBG projects, and potential CDBG projects and programs. Some of the public meetings have also provided training on the Fair Housing Act, including where to file complaints and a discussion of protected classes and prohibitive Fair Housing practices.
You can also contact Neighborhood Services and give us your input on the CDBG Program. Please email Satu Oksanen, Neighborhood Services Manager, or call at 561-741-2524.