The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Commission is charged with the oversight of the County's administration of the federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funded Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) program. Per County Ordinance 15.40, the CDBG Commission's duties include:
The CDBG Commission usually meets on the fourth (4th) Thursday of each month, except in November and December when the meeting is held on the second (2nd) Thursday. Meeting agendas are publicly noticed and meetings are open to the public.
For a listing of meeting minutes and agendas please visit the Dane County Legislative Information Center page.
The 13-member CDBG Commission is appointed by the County Executive and members have interest and expertise in housing, economic development, and community services. The Commission’s membership includes two County Board Supervisors representing districts wholly outside the City of Madison, two at-large citizen members, and nine members who are residents of and represent the towns, villages, and cities of the Dane County Urban County Consortium.
|Matt Egerer||Citizen at-large||04/21/2021|
|Bill Clausius||Supervisor outside of Madison||04/21/2020|
|Cynda Solberg (Chair)||Resident/ Representative||4/18/2019|
|Ron Johnson (Vice Chair)||Resident/ Representative||4/19/2019|
If you are interested in applying for an appointment with the CDBG Commission, please complete an application on the Dane County Citizen's Application for Appointment to a Dane County Committee, Commission, or Board webpage.
The CDBG Commission administers CDBG/HOME program funding in Dane County outside of the City of Madison. A sub-committee of the CDBG Commission reviews and scores applications submitted as part of the annual competitive application process and loan applications. The recommendations of the sub-committee are then presented to the CDBG Commission and must be approved by the County Board.
The CDBG Commission plays an integral role in monitoring activities carried out in furtherance of the Consolidated Plan including the timeliness of expenditures and sub-recipient accountability. Staff update the CDBG Commission with monthly reports detailing the expenditures of funds by sub-recipients and the status of RLF loans. Sub-recipients that are not expending funds in a timely manner are then asked to report to the full CDBG Commission as to corrective actions that are being undertaken to resolve expenditure issues and may face reallocation of funds and other future sanctions.
The CDBG Commission reviews and updates their work plan to address the identified impediments to fair housing choice. This is updated following the end of the calendar year in order for the CDBG Commission to evaluate the effectiveness of the actions undertaken during the prior year. Applications for housing, and the resulting units, to be assisted with CDBG and HOME funds are reviewed to assure that the housing is fully available to all residents of the community, regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, handicap, or familial status.