Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

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The Community Development Division provides funding to local 501(c)(3) and 509(a) non-profit agencies for the provision of public services to low and moderate-income persons in the community.  These activities are governed by the federal regulations for the Community Development Block Grant.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds are provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in order to improve local communities by providing decent housing, improved infrastructure, public facilities and services, and improved economic opportunities. Federal law requires that these housing and community development grant funds primarily benefit low- and moderate-income persons; funds may also be used for activities that help prevent or eliminate slums or blight or for projects that meet urgent community needs.


The application period for Program Year 2019 CDBG Public Services and ESG funding is open as of October 29, 2018. Applications are due in ZoomGrants by midnight on November 30, 2018.

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All applications are reviewed by City staff to determine eligibility, completeness, and to assess risk. After each application is reviewed by City staff, the application will be reviewed and ranked by a review panel. Applications will be rated using a numerical scoring process (see link below)  that considers the project's overall benefit to the community, agency experience and cost reasonableness. The funding year is April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020. Applicants will be notified of their status by April 2019.