City of Martinsburg

Community Development

The Community Development Department administers two federal housing and community development programs – the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) and the HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME).

The City of Martinsburg became an entitlement community for the CDBG program in 2004.

In 2007, the City also became a Participating Jurisdiction under the HOME program for affordable housing. The City is the lead member and administrator of the Eastern Panhandle HOME Consortium of West Virginia. The Homebuyer Assistance Program (HAP) is funded through the HOME Consortium.


Notice of Funding Availability Is in response to the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19). The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Public Law 116-136 was signed into law March 27, 2020. As a result, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) made available $5 billion in Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funds to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19. The City of Martinsburg is being awarded $210,613. This funding is separate from the regular annual CDBG funds that the City receives every year. Because this is a distinct program, the City is required to amend its FY 2020-2021 Annual Action Plan calling it a Substantial Amendment to include in the proposed CDBG-CV funds.

Further information on funding availability.

CDBG-CV Funding Application

Citizen Participation Plan DRAFT

Annual Action Plan DRAFT