Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Development

The Citizens' Advisory Committee for Community Development provides a forum for public participation on the City's annual Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding within the established guidelines. In carrying out its duty, the Committee holds monthly meetings, public hearings, and reviews project updates.

About the Committee


  • Public review and comment on CDBG funding
  • In accordance with Consolidated Plan (5-year plan adopted City Council), the committee provides a forum for public consultation and comment. 
  • Within guidelines established by City Council.


  • Citizen Participation Plan, Special Ordinance 27087: July 30, 2018.
  • City Council Guidance, Resolution 8720, Dec. 14, 1999.

Project Examples

  • City housing and small business programs
  • Urban Districts improvements
  • Non-profit housing development and upgrade
  • After-school and summer programs
  • Supplemental food program
  • Shelters.

Annual Action Plan

  • Authorized by City Council
  • Becomes annual application to HUD for funding
  • Entities apply to the City for funding.

Public Participation

  • Committee public hearings including an annual joint committee/City Council public hearing
  • Applicants are given an opportunity to address the committee and City Council
  • The public is consulted and provided with opportunities to provide comment on funding proposals
  • Publish notice in the Springfield News-Leader, the City's website and on social media.

Provide Comments to the City Council on Staff Funding Recommendations

  • Review staff evaluation of projects per City Council direction
  • Provides comments to City regarding staff recommendations.


  • Committee hosts presentations
  • Committee tours projects
  • Committee reviews accomplishments.