Community Development Block Grants (CDBG)
News & Notices
Notice of Funding Availability
The City of Temecula annually receives Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The City will now be accepting applications for CDBG funding under its Fiscal Year (FY) 2024-25 HUD formula entitlements.
Two community meetings will be held by the City of Temecula on (Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. and second being held at 5:00 p.m. Temecula Community Center: 28816 Pujol Street, Temecula, CA 92590). The purpose of these meetings is to discuss the City’s CDBG program and funding for FY 2024-25, and to provide technical assistance to nonprofit organizations [501 (c) (3)] and government agencies that will be submitting an application requesting CDBG funds from the City of Temecula. All agencies or entities applying for CDBG funding assistance must complete an application and submit by the required deadline. All interested citizens are invited to attend and participate in the meeting. Discussion and citizen input regarding community development and housing needs, actions for affirmatively furthering fair housing (via the Fair Housing Technical Assistance Panel), review of program performance, and the development of proposed CDBG activities for the City Annual Action Plan (AAP) for FY 2024-25, beginning July 1, 2024 is strongly encouraged.
The following is the application link, and an approximate timeline for the awarding of annual funds:
Application Link: https://forms.temeculaca.gov/Forms/cdbg
Summary of the CDBG Funding Timeline
- CDBG applications disseminated/available online November 14, 2023
- CDBG overview and application assistance workshop December 5, 2023 (9:00am and 5:00pm)
- Deadline for submission of applications December 15, 2023
- Finance Committee Review February 2024
- 30-day public review for Draft Annual Action Plan (AAP) March 22 - April 23, 2024
- City Council Public Hearing on AAP April 23, 2024
- Program year begins July 1, 2024
- Provide award letters to grant subrecipients July 2024
Please direct any questions to Frank Perez, CDBG Program Consultant, at (951) 693‑3928 or frank.perez@TemeculaCA.gov. Persons needing special accommodations, or a translator should make their request one week before the meeting so that the City can assure the special needs are met. For more information on the program and to download the application, please visit the City’s website, htttp://www.TemeculaCA.gov/CDBG
The City of Temecula receives Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) each year. CDBG funds are provided by the federal government to help people with extremely low, low, and moderate incomes and those who may be particularly vulnerable (for example people with disabilities). Assistance provided by CDBG funds is targeted toward affordable housing, establishing suitable living environments, and expanding opportunities for lower income residents. CDBG funds are broken down into three categories:
- Capital Improvements – physical improvements to the private or public built environment to support low income and protected populations (e.g., people with disabilities)
- Public Service Allocation – funds to support other organizations or nonprofits (known as public service providers) that serve low income and/or protected populations
- Administrative Funds – funds to administer the CDBG program and enforce the federal government’s stringent regulatory requirements
CDBG funds follow a regular cycle and process that includes analysis, data collection, community involvement, transparency, and performance measurement. The steps are as follows:
1) A Consolidated Plan (ConPlan) is developed every five years. The plan reflects local priorities that meet federal national objectives for CDBG funds. This is a community-based process that includes:
- data analysis
- resident feedback/surveys
- stakeholder feedback (for example, nonprofits that serve the community)
- progress towards national objectives
Whenever there is a new Consolidated Plan, the Annual Action Plan (AAP) is included in the Consolidated Plan. The Consolidated Plan also works with the Citizen Participation Plan (CCP) and the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing (AI).
The Citizen Participation Plan (CCP) outlines policies for the City to involve citizens and interested parties in the CDBG process. The CCP has a focus on ensuring that lower income and vulnerable populations are involved in the CDBG process.
The Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing (AI) identifies data which could show trends that reflect if certain individuals or groups are discriminated against. This potential discrimination is in conflict with Fair Housing Rights and Obligations, federal and state law. The AI reviews policies, practices and procedures that could impact housing choice and recommends ways to address potential obstacles.
2) A Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) is released in the fall/winter letting the community know that funding applications are available. Workshops and information sessions are held to help public service providers apply for CDBG funds.
3) CDBG Funding Applications are submitted in the fall/winter as public service providers request CDBG funding. These applications include detailed plans for how a public service provider plans on serving low income and vulnerable populations.
4) Annual Action Plans (AAP) are developed during the winter and encourage public input on the allocation of funds for a Fiscal Year (July 1 – June 30). The AAP is a public process that includes a public City Council subcommittee meeting and public City Council meeting.
5) Notice to Proceed approvals are provided once the City Council approves the Annual Action Plan and when final CDBG allocation is provided by HUD. Public service providers start the process of implementing their programs, documenting progress, and requesting reimbursement.
6) Comprehensive Annual Performance and Evaluation Reports (CAPERs) are completed during fall, outlining the accomplishments of the previous Fiscal Year and progress towards Consolidated Plan goals.
The CDBG process then repeats with the Annual Action Plan every year, and Consolidated Plan every five years.