Community Development
State or Federal?
Community Development Block Grants support non-entitlement cities and counties by providing funds for community and economic development activities that meet National Objectives: 1) benefit low- and moderate income people, 2) prevent or eliminate slums or blight, or 3) respond to urgent needs that pose a serious and immediate threat to the health and welfare of a community. Funding will support Community Development: housing assistance, public facilities, infrastructure, public services, code enforcement, and planning and technical assistance. Funding will also support special allocations in economic development: business assistance loans and micro enterprise, as well as projects in Native American communities and Colonia.
Eligible Entities
Local Public Agencies
Eligibility Notes
Eligible applicants are non-entitlement, incorporated cities with populations of less than 50,000 people and non-entitlement counties with an unincorporated area population of less than 20,000 people.
Most Recent/Current Due Date
Dec 01, 2017
Most Recent RFP Release Date
Sep 01, 2017
Max Award
Total Possible Multi-Year Award
Annual or Multi-Year?
Preliminary Items
Workshops will be held to assist applicants in the preparation of their applications. In the Los Angeles area, the workshop will be held on September 27, 2017 in the City of Rancho Mirage.

City Council Chambers
69-825 Highway 111
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Register at
Match Required?
Match Notes
There are no prescribed funding matches for most program activities; however, applicants must provide five percent in cash for planning and technical assistance activities. Matching funds may include contributions from third-party organizations or jurisdictional funds.
California Department of Housing and Community Development, Division of Financial Assistance
Total Amount Available for All Grants
Competition Notes
Applicants are required to hold a public meeting and a public hearing prior to submitting an application.

Applications will be scored on: need, readiness, jurisdictional capacity, and response to state objectives.
Further Information
Program Staff
(855) 333-2324

Charles Gray, Manager
(916) 263-1014
Link to Further Information
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