At the end of each fiscal year, jurisdictions must draft a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) to document the year’s accomplishments. HUD requires each jurisdiction to document activities and respond to specific issues to ensure that the funds have been used to principally assist low to moderate-income persons and areas. The CAPER identifies the total amount of CDBG funds available during the year, the total amount expended, and the accomplishments in attaining the goals and objectives from the jurisdiction’s Five-Year Consolidated Plan. The CAPER must be submitted within 90 days after the end of the fiscal year. Jurisdictions must also allow a 15-day comment period for citizens to review and comment prior to submission. The public comment period for the most recent CAPER, fiscal year ending September 30, 2012 opened on December 11, 2012 and ends on December 26, 2012. The CAPER will be submitted to HUD on or about December 27, 2012.
During the 2011 program year, the City of Baytown had $1,295,416.32 available in Community Development Block Grant funds. The total amount available included the annual allotment of $749,347, unexpended funds from previous years of $491,038.15, and program income of $55,031.17. Of these funds, the City expended a total of $873,793.25 to provide a multitude of services to benefit low to moderate-income persons and areas within Baytown.