The Department of Planning and Economic Development provides program oversight of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Consolidated Plan Budget. Funding from HUD is through Community Planning and Development formula block grants programs: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnerships (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG).
Every five years, the City of Saint Paul prepares a Consolidated Plan, a five-year document submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), that serves as a planning guide for the City through comprehensive analysis and development of a strategic plan which identifies the needs, priorities, and details of how housing and community development needs will be addressed using HUD's Community Planning and Development (CPD) formula grant programs. The current 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan was adopted by the City and approved by HUD in 2020.
The five-year Consolidated Plan is carried out through Annual Action Plans, which provide a concise summary of the actions, activities, and the resources that will be used each year to address the priority needs and goals identified by the Consolidated Plan. The City reports on accomplishments and progress toward Consolidated Plan goals on an annual basis in the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).