CDBG Program Activities:
Forms & Reports
Events and Training
Documents & Resources:
State CDBG Mission: 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.
HUD Objective: The primary federal objective of the CDBG program is the development of viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment and through expanding economic opportunities, principally, for persons of low- and moderate-income. “Persons of low and moderate income” are defined as families, households, and individuals whose incomes do not exceed 80 percent of the county median income, adjusted for family or household size.
History: The State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program was established by the federal Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended (42 USC 5301, et seq.). Subsequent legislation and regulations (Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 - Public Law 97-34, and 24 CFR Part 570, Subpart I) allowed states to administer the program for smaller cities and counties. In 1982, California's Executive Branch and Legislature agreed that the State should administer the program and assigned this responsibility to the Department of Housing and Community Development. The State CDBG program is authorized and implemented by the California Health and Safety Code Section 50825, et seq, and the California Code of Regulations (Title 25, Section 7050, et seq)
Assistance Type: Grants, federally funded
Eligible Applicants: Counties with fewer than 200,000 residents in unincorporated areas and cities with fewer than 50,000 residents that do not participate in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) entitlement program.
Application Procedure: Each year, generally in January, the CDBG program releases one combined Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) encompassing all CDBG-eligible activities, including Community Development, Economic Development, and the Native American and Colonia Set-Asides.