Application & Documents

Application for Assistance / Funding


The City of Royal Oak is developing its PY 2017-2018 (July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018) CDBG Annual Action Plan. Applications are due by December 31st. The application and cover letter are located on the sidebar.

Consolidated Plan


The Consolidated Plan, also known as the Strategic Plan, is a plan of three to five years in length, which describes community needs, resources, priorities, and proposed activities to be undertaken under the city's CDBG program. PY 2016-2020 CDBG-HOME Consolidated 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 following environmental review 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
  • Is an action which may significantly affect and therefore, will require an Environmental Impact Statement.

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


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.

Section 3


A Compliance Guide to Section 3 Requirements provides a description of the requirements and a copy of the forms that must be completed for compliance with Section 3 requirements.  

Section 3 requires that, to the greatest extent feasible, contractors and subcontractors give preference to hiring low income residents or businesses that are owner or employ low income residents of the Metropolitan Detroit area, with preference to those residing in the City of Royal Oak, when new jobs (full-time for new permanent, temporary, or seasonal positions) are generated to complete HUD-funded projects.