CDBG Annual Allocation Committee


  • 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 2021 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 2021-2022 program year will run from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.
 Dates  Phase of the Cycle
4 p.m.
December 11, 2020
Applications are due. Please submit your final application before 4 p.m. to:
Room 313
City Hall
389 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101
January 2021 - March 2021 Allocation Committee convenes to review applications 
March 5, 2021 Allocation Committee recommends funding allocations to the City Manager and City Council.
March 16, 2021 Applicant appeals Due to City Manager's Office 
March 17, 2021 Appeals Hearings will be held 
March 29, 2021 City Manager releases recommended funding allocations 
April 5, 2021 1st Council Meeting. Funding recommendations are reviewed.
April 21, 2020  2nd Council Meeting. Final funding allocations are determined. 
May 2020
The Annual Action Plan is submitted to HUD for FY 2021-2022.
July 1, 2021
Programs and projects may begin.


Applicants may appeal only the score they receive. Appeals must be based on a factual error that was made and that, if corrected, would result in a grant award or a higher award. Appeals must be filed in writing within 10 calendar days of the date upon which the Allocation Committee publishes scores. Detailed information on the 2021-2022 CDBG Appeals Process can be found here.