Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Public Hearings

Enacted in 1974, The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is authorized under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. The main objective of CDBG is the development of workable urban communities. CDBG is principally invested in eligible low/moderate-income activities that benefit Federal Way residents. Activities can be public service or capital. The goals of the CDBG Program are to provide:

  • Decent housing;
  • A suitable living environment; or
  • Economic opportunities.

To apply for CDBG funding, funding opportunities will be made available on the Grants and Funding page.


The City of Federal Way invited comments on the 2023 CAPER.  Public comments will be accepted until  4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 11, 2024 by emailing Kim Bachrach or by participating in the public hearings at the Human Services Commission meeting on Monday, February 26, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. in the Hylebos Room or the City Council meeting on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.


2020-2024 CDBG Consolidated Plan, 2020 Annual Action Plan, and King County Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice 2019