Jefferson County, Alabama

Community Development (Projects)


Community Development (projects)

Mr. Nathan Salter, Grant Administrator
Suite A-430
716 Richard Arrington Jr., Blvd North
Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone: (205) 521-7569
Fax: (205) 325-5095

CDBG Policies and Procedures

Citizen's Participation Plan

Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Plan

Analysis of Impediment to Fair Housing (AI)



Please be advised that the Jefferson County Office of Community Services and Workforce Development will receive Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) applications from municipalities, non-profit organizations, and citizens groups located in Jefferson County, Alabama outside the cities of Birmingham, Bessemer, Helena, Lake View and Sumiton.  Information pertaining to proposal content is available upon request from the Jefferson County Office of Community Services and Workforce Development, 716 Richard Arrington, Jr. Blvd. North, Suite A-430, Birmingham, AL 35203.  We will also receive Emergency Solutions Grant (HESG) applications from approved local non-profit providers of homeless assistance in Jefferson County. All CDBG applications and ESG applications must be received (in hand) in the Office of Community Services and Workforce Development by 5:00 PM on January 29,2021.  Applications submitted for previous years but not funded must be resubmitted to be considered. 

The grants mentioned above can be used to address a broad range of community development needs for low and moderate-income persons. 

In accordance with Jefferson Countyís Citizen Participation Plan and HUDís regulatory requirement waivers, a series of virtual public hearings will be held and to encourage submission of qualified applications, all applicants must attend one of the following virtual meetings:

Day                        Date                                      Time

Thursday               9/17/2020                              2:00 p.m

Tuesday                10/20/2020                            6:00 p.m

Friday                    11/20/20 20                           10:00 a.m.

Those wishing to attend must pre-register with the Department of Community Services and Workforce Development no later than 12:00 noon the day before the event via email: saltern@jccal.orgor voicemail, 205-325-5761, extension 1908. Individuals must provide their name, organization, address, telephone number, and email. The public is advised that all telephone numbers and participant names may be visible to the public.

Information will be provided regarding proposed activities funded under the HOME Program, affordable housing opportunities, housing counseling and Fair Housing. Jefferson County is an Equal Housing Opportunity provider.

Special accommodations are available, upon request, for those with disabilities and for those with limited English proficiency.  Those requiring special accommodations should call 325-5761 in advance for assistance.  The Jefferson County Office of Community Services and Workforce Development is located at 716 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd North, Suite A-430, Birmingham, AL  35203.

2021 HESG Application 

2021 CDBG Application for Non-Municipal Public Service

2021 CDBG Application for Construction and Municipal Public Service

2021 Open Season Presentation Slides


Copies of the One-Year Action Plan and Consolidated Plan may also be reviewed online below or by calling 325-5761. Arrangements can also be made to meet the Special Needs Requirements of those with disabilities as well as those with limited English proficiency. Those in this category should contact the Office of Community Services & Workforce Development and telephone number leaving a message with their name and number if they reach voicemail. Copies will also be provided to the 33 participating consortium cities: Adamsville, Argo, Brighton, Brookside, Cardiff, Center Point, Clay, Fairfield, Fultondale, Gardendale, Graysville, Homewood, Hoover, Hueytown, Irondale, Kimberly, Leeds, Lipscomb, Maytown, Midfield, Morris, Mountain Brook, Mulga, North Johns, Pinson, Pleasant Grove, Sylvan Springs, Tarrant, Trafford, Trussville, Vestavia Hills, Warrior, and West Jefferson.

Five-Year Consolidated Plan for Program Years 2020-2024 and One-Year Action Plan for 2020

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program funds are provided to Jefferson County, Alabama from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons. Applications for CDBG Program Year 2021 Non-Housing Funding will be announced later this year.

Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program funds are allocated to service providers to assist individuals and families quickly regain stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis or homelessness. The following activities are eligible components of ESG: street outreach, emergency shelter, homelessness prevention, rapid re-housing assistance, and data collection through the Homelessness Management Information System or HMIS.

The Consolidated

Consolidated Plans for Community Development Programs

The Consolidated Plan is designed to help states and local jurisdictions to assess their affordable housing and community development needs and market conditions, and to make data-driven, place-based investment decisions. The consolidated planning process serves as the framework for a community-wide dialogue to identify housing and community development priorities. The Jefferson County Commission encourages citizensí participation and input to ascertain actual "grass roots" needs. For more information contact Frederick Hamilton at the number or email listed above.

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

Five-Year Consolidated Plan for Program Years 2015-2019 and One-Year Action Plan for 2015 

2016-17 Action Plan for CDBG, HOME and ESG Programs

2017-18 Action Plan for CDBG- HOME and ESG Programs

2018-19 Action Plan for CDBG, HOME, and ESG Programs

2019-20 Action Plan for CDBG, HOME, and ESG Programs

Jefferson County 2010 Five-Year Consolidated Plan (October 1, 2010 - September 30, 2015):

Community Development Program Amendments

Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)

In the CAPER, Jefferson County reports on accomplishments and progress toward Consolidated Plan goals in the prior year. Below are the Jefferson County CAPERs associated with the 2010 Five-Year Consolidated Plan.