Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a federal grant program by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  CDBG is a formula grant allocated to local governments for the purpose of developing viable urban communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities principally for persons of low and moderate-income.  Eligible programs and projects must satisfy one or more of the following objectives: provide a benefit to low- and moderate-income persons, prevent or eliminate slum or blight, and/or assist with a natural disaster.  Additionally, HUD has identified "presumed beneficiary" categories eligible for CDBG funding.

Non-profit organizations interested in obtaining CDBG funding or learning if their particular services are CDBG-eligible, should email Gayle Ackerman, Director of Development Services, to obtain further information.  Your organization could also be added to the interest list for the next round of funding.  The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) is published in the fall of each calendar year.

For Fiscal Year 2016-2017, the City awarded CDBG funds to the following non-profit organizations:

CDBG Subrecipients Fiscal Year 2016-2017

Agency Service Description
Age Well Senior Services Provides seniors with in-home supportive services (e.g., bathing, housekeeping, coordinating Meals-on-Wheels, etc.)
Camino Health Center Provides primary medical, dental, and behavioral health care.
Fair Housing Council Responds to housing discrimination allegations and provides professional services that address housing-related matters, including general housing law violations.
Families Forward Assists families in need to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency through housing, food, counseling, education, and other support services.
South County Outreach Provides emergency assistance to very low-, low-, and moderate income individuals, including food pantry services.
SVUSD (TLC) The Learning Connection (TLC) provides before and after school child care for elementary age children.
Vocational Visions Provides job training and development resources for adults with developmental disabilities.