CDBG makes funds available in four categories: Community Development (CD), Economic Development (ED), Community Services and Housing Activities, and Disaster Recovery Initiative (DRI). CDBG grants can be used broadly but are primarily used to provide a suitable living environment by expanding economic opportunities and providing decent housing to low-income households. Funds are available in California communities that do not receive CDBG funding directly from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
CDBG Partners with rural cities and counties to improve the lives of their low- and moderate-income residents through the creation and expansion of community and economic development opportunities in support of livable communities.
The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is pleased to announce the release of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for approximately $30 million and the release of CDBG amended guidelines. HCD is conforming the guidelines to be consistent with other HCD programs on the requirement for Housing Element compliance.
The 2022 CDBG NOFA provides funding for the following activities:
Facility and infrastructure improvements related to economic development
Planning and technical assistance
The NOFA applies to state CDBG non-entitlement cities and counties applying for funding under Community Development activities, Special Allocations for Economic Development, Colonia, and Native American Communities.
APPLICATION DUE DATES
August 19 - Community Development Activities (extended from June 20)
August 19 - Economic Development Activities (extended from July 18)
August 19 - Non-federally recognized tribes
CDBG/CDBG-CV Rental Relief Program
The purpose of this memo is to introduce the requirements for Grantees to design and implement rental relief subsistence payment programs and highlight key resources that will be available to support the roll out of Grantee’s rental relief programs. Grantees can provide rental assistance for rent incurred on or after April 1, 2022.
Rental relief activities must be carried out in accordance with HCD guidance, the Housing and Community Development Act, as amended, and, where applicable, the CDBG-CV Federal Register Notice (FR 6218-N-01).
Please view the Management Memo and related documents:
CDBG 2021 Local Awards *
County of Mariposa: Economic Development $117,800
- Childcare Feasibility Study
- Resort Hotel & Conference Center Feasibility Study
* These projects are not affiliated with the CSCoC, but we applaud and support our local agencies. These numbers are accurate as of July 2022.
CDBG-CV1/2/3 Local Awards *
Ione Emergency Small Business Loan Program $60,003
COVID Response TA for Small Businesses $68,004
Roof Repair Project $73,191
* These projects are not affiliated with the CSCoC, but we applaud and support our local agencies. These numbers are accurate as of March 2021.
CDBG Coronavirus Response Rounds 2 and 3: NOFA Amendment #1
Increases the maximum award amount for the tribal set-aside from $500,000 to $700,000 per tribe.
Prioritizes applications for the Colonias set-aside that demonstrate coordination with the homeless continuum of care to meet the needs of people experiencing homelessness within Colonias.
Extends the deadline for all application types to Friday, May 7, 2021.
Disallows payment of rental arrears or payment of current rents under subsistence payment programs.
Increases the number of total activities for which an applicant can be awarded funds, including activities funded under CDBG-CV1 and CDBG-CV2/3, from a limit of no more than three to a limit of no more than four total activities.
Community Development (CD)
Includes single- and multi-family rehabilitation, rental housing acquisition or homeownership assistance, and activities that support new housing construction.
Includes water and wastewater systems, and rural utilities such as gas and electric services.
Includes day care centers, domestic violence shelters, food banks, community centers, medical and dental facilities, and fire stations.
Includes staff and operating costs associated with the community facilities.
Planning and Technical Assistance (PTA)
Includes studies and plans for housing, public works, and community facilities that meet CDBG national objectives and provide principal benefit to low-income persons.
Housing and housing-related activities.
Water, sewer, and housing.
Housing, including single- and multi-family rehabilitation, rental housing acquisition or homeownership assistance, and activities that support new housing construction.
Economic Development (ED)
Grants for loans to businesses for working capital, land acquisition, equipment purchase, inventory purchase, debt restructuring, and other direct assistance. Grants to support businesses by providing water and sewer services, access roads, and other public facilities. Microenterprise funds may provide credit, general support (e.g., childcare, transportation), or technical assistance for persons developing microenterprises.
Planning and Technical Assistance (PTA)
Studies and plans for economic development activities that meet CDBG national objectives and provide principal benefit to low-income persons.
Grants for the creation or retention of jobs for low-income workers. May include loans or loan guarantees to businesses for construction, on-site improvements, equipment purchase, working capital, and site acquisition. May also include loans for business start-ups, grants for publicly-owned infrastructure, and loans or grants for small business incubators.