National Community Development Week
April 21 through April 26, 2014
National Community Development Week provides the opportunity for grantees, their subrecipients, beneficiaries, and State and local partners to come together to harness grassroots support for federally assisted community development programs. These programs include:
- Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
- HOME Investment Partnership
- Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)
- Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP)
2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. Through CDBG, economic development, housing, infrastructure and public service projects have been possible throughout Montgomery County. It is critical the President and members of Congress understand the impact the CDBG program has on our community’s ability to address the needs of our citizens.
Montgomery County annually participates in a regional Community Development Week celebration, at which partner communities showcase federally-assisted projects. Montgomery County's regional partners include:
- Clark County
- Greene County
The 2014 Community Development Week program was hosted by the City of Kettering and held on April 25, 2014 at the Shelter Church, 1441 East Dorothy Lane, Kettering, 45429.
Community Development Week Showcase: Fort McKinley Neighborhood (Harrison Township)
As part of the 2014 program, the County showcased the Fort McKinley Neighborhood of Harrison Township. As a target area for Montgomery County's Community Development programs, Fort McKinley received approximately $2.6 million in federal funding, which attracted $9 million in leverage from other public and private sources. These funds assisted with the creation of decent and safe housing, demolition of blighted structures, installation of sidewalks, and renovation of a community center.
Montgomery County CD Week BannerIn addition to the Fort McKinley video, Montgomery County provided pictures of other projects for a regional project banner. Below is Montgomery County's section of the banner. View a full version of the banner.
Community Development Week Artwork
The National Community Development Association (NCDA) annually prepares themed artwork for communities participating in Community Development Week. These designs, which highlight types of projects assisted by federal community development resources, are turned into posters and displayed at Community Development Week programs throughout the country.
For 2014, the NCDA artwork theme commemorates the 40th Anniversary of the CDBG program, and highlights the various eligible uses of the funds. These include homeownership assistance, small business development, public works, job creation, public services, and community revitalization.
Below are examples of Community Development Week artwork from past years: