CDBG Annual Allocation Committee


  • Matthew Purington
  • 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 2019 staff coordinator is: Amanda Methot, 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 2019-2020 program year will run from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.
 Dates  Phase of the Cycle
4 p.m.
November 13, 2018
Applications are due. Please submit your final application before 4 p.m. to:
Room 313
City Hall
389 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101
December 12th 2018 - February 13th 2019 The committee reviews applications. All meetings fall on Wednesday from 12:00-2:00 in Room 24 in the basement of City Hall 
February 2019 The committee recommends funding allocations to the City Manager and City Council.
March 2019 1st Council Meeting, CDBG public hearings take place with the Portland City Council in City Council Chambers. 
April  2019 2nd Council Meeting. Final funding allocations are determined. This meeting is held in the City Council Chambers.
May 2019
The Annual Action Plan is submitted to HUD for FY 2017-2018.
July 1, 2019
Programs and projects may begin.