Application & Documents

Application for Funding

September 8, 2023

The City of Royal Oak is no longer accepting applications for available CDBG-funded activities between July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023. The application and related cover letter were available for download on the right hand side of this webpage. All applications were due by no later than January 31, 2023. The city's Rehabilitation Board of Appeals is currently review all submitted applications and potential activities.

Consolidated Plan

The plan covers a five year period and describes community needs, resources, priorities, and proposed activities to be undertaken each program year via an annual action plan. 

Annual Action Plan

The annual action plan describes the funding levels and activities to be undertaken during individual upcoming program year for the CDBG program to address the priority needs and objectives as outlined in the consolidated plan.

Environmental Review Record (ERR)

The Housing and Urban Development Act of 1974, as amended, requires that applicants for funds under the CDBG program undertake an environmental assessment for activities.

The environmental review records follows the format established by the HUD publication, "Environmental Review Guide for Community Development Block Grant Programs" and other applicable HUD guidance documents. The goal of this particular assessment is to provide the basis for a "finding" as to whether the request for funds for the activities: is not an action which may significantly affect the quality of the human environment or is an action which may significantly affect and therefore, will require an Environmental Impact Statement. Due to the file size, the supporting documentation related to the ERR is not able to be posted to the city's website. Interested parties may contact the planning division to obtain a digital copy if interested.

Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)

CAPER describes annual action plan activities that occurred between July 1st and June 30th of each program year / fiscal year for the CDBG program. The CAPER includes the status of the city's efforts toward implementing HUD's performance measurement system requirements and is considered a year end summary of the prior program year.

Citizen Participation Plan

The citizen participation plan describes the policies and procedures for involving citizens in the critical planning issues and funding recommendations related to the CDBG program. 

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

With the receipt of CDBG funds, the City of Royal Oak annual certifies that it will affirmatively further fair housing. The analysis of impediments to fair housing choice (AI) involves a comprehensive review and assessment of how the city’s laws, regulations, policies and procedures affect the location, availability, and accessibility of housing, and how conditions, both public and private, affect fair housing choice.

It should be noted that on June 10, 2021, HUD published an interim final rule with a request for comments, titled: Restoring Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Definitions and Certifications. The effective date for the interim rule is July 31, 2021. With this interim final rule, HUD does not, however, reinstate the obligation to conduct an Assessment of Fair Housing or Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, or mandate any specific fair housing planning mechanism. However, HUD understands most participants have already prepared an AI. HUD anticipates that many participants may wish to continue to implement or update their AI to support their annual certification to further fair housing. 

Section 3

A compliance guide to Section 3 requirements provides a description of the requirements and a copy of the required form. 

Section 3 is a provision of the Housing & Urban Development Act of 1968. The purpose of Section 3 is to ensure that employment and other economic opportunities generated by financial assistance from programs administered by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, such as the Community Development Block Grant program, be directed to low- and very low-income persons and businesses which provide economic opportunities to such persons.