CDBG Annual Allocation Committee


  • Matthew Purington
  • Stephen Houdlette
  • D. Kelley Young
  • Lucinda Pyne
  • Brad Hanscom
  • Leslie Clague
  • Samuel Martin
  • Lawson Condrey
  • Edward Loro

About the Board

The City of Portland receives approximately $1.7 million annually of federal funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). The CDBG Annual Allocation Committee’s task is to make funding recommendations for the allocation of CDBG resources.

They are responsible for thoroughly reviewing and scoring each funding application based upon identified priorities and agreed upon scoring criteria. As a result of deliberation and scoring, they will make recommendations for resource allocations to the City Manager and to the City Council, both in writing and in person at a scheduled council meeting. Members serve terms of 1-3 years.

For more information, visit the Community Development Block Grant Program.
The 2019 staff coordinator is: Kelley Walsh, Housing and Community Development Program Manager
Phone: 207-874-8731

CDBG Annual Funding Cycle

Below are the different phases of the current cycle, as well as meeting details. The 2020-2021 program year will run from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.
 Dates  Phase of the Cycle
4 p.m.
November 22, 2019
Applications are due. Please submit your final application before 4 p.m. to:
Room 313
City Hall
389 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101
December 12th 2019 - March 5th 2020 The committee reviews applications. All meetings fall on Thursday from 8:00-10:00 in Room 209 of City Hall 
March 2020 The committee recommends funding allocations to the City Manager and City Council.
April 27, 2020 1st Council Meeting, CDBG public hearings take place with the Portland City Council in City Council Chambers. 
May 4,  2020 2nd Council Meeting. Final funding allocations are determined. This meeting is held in the City Council Chambers.
May 2020
The Annual Action Plan is submitted to HUD for FY 2020-2021.
July 1, 2020
Programs and projects may begin.