CDBG Annual Allocation Committee


  • Maxwell Chikuta
  • Matthew Purington
  • John Ochira
  • Shima Kabirigi
  • Amy Gallant
  • D. Kelley Young
  • Lucinda Pyne
  • Kenneth Lewis
  • Melanie Cahill

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 2018 staff coordinator is: James Dealaman, Administrative Officer
Phone: 207-874-8721

CDBG Annual Funding Cycle

Below are the different phases of the current cycle. For details on meeting times and locations, please view the CDBG Annual Allocation Committee calendar. The 2018-2019 program year will run from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.
 Dates  Phase of the Cycle
2 p.m.
November 13, 2017
Applications are due. Please submit your final application before 2 p.m. to:
Room 313
City Hall
389 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101
December 2017 - February 2018 The committee reviews applications.
February 2018 The committee recommends funding allocations to the City Manager and City Council.
March 19, 2018 1st Council Meeting. CDBG public hearings take place with the Portland City Council in City Council Chambers. 
April 18th, 2018 2nd Council Meeting. Final funding allocations are determined. This meeting is held in the City Council Chambers.
May 2018
The Annual Action Plan is submitted to HUD for FY 2017-2018.
July 1, 2018
Programs and projects may begin.