CDBG Funding

Federal regulations require that CDBG funds be used for eligible activities that meet one of 3 national objectives:
  • Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight
  • Benefit to low and moderate income persons
  • Meet a need having a particular urgency
City Use of Funds
The City of Temecula uses its annual CDBG allocation to fund projects and activities undertaken by city departments and community-based service providers specifically to address the housing and community development needs of low and moderate income persons in the City of Temecula.

Funded Activities
CDBG funding can be used for a variety of activities to meet HUD statutory goals including but not limited to the following items.
  1. Decent Housing
  2. Expand Economic Opportunities
  3. Suitable Living Environment
Decent Housing
  • Assisting homeless persons obtain affordable housing
  • Assisting persons at risk of becoming homeless
  • Retention of affordable housing stock
  • Increasing the availability of affordable permanent housing in standard condition to low-income and moderate-income families, particularly to members of disadvantaged minorities without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, or disability
  • Increasing the supply of supportive housing which includes structural features and services to enable persons with special needs (including persons with HIV/AIDS) to live in dignity and independence; and that is accessible to job opportunities
The City of Temecula will only consider funding proposals for CDBG eligible activities that serve primarily low and moderate income persons residing in the City of Temecula. Funded activities or facilities must be available to all eligible persons in the general public. Not more than 15% of these funds can be used for public service projects.

Eligible CDBG Activities
Please note this list is not inclusive of all types of activities that may be eligible under the CDBG Program:
  • Acquisition, construction or rehabilitation of neighborhood facilities for public use*
  • Acquisition, construction or rehabilitation of facilities for persons with special needs* (e.g. homeless persons, battered spouses, frail elderly, disabled adults, abused children, etc.)
  • Rehabilitation of housing units for low-moderate-income persons*
  • Economic development activities that create full-time jobs for low- and moderate-income persons
  • Health care and substance abuse services
  • Child care and after-school programs
  • Transitional housing and supportive services for the homeless
  • Crime prevention activities
  • Parks, playgrounds, and recreational facilities
  • Senior and disabled centers, except 24-hour care facilities
  • Removal of architectural barriers, which restrict mobility of persons with disabilities
*Please note that applicants for capital project funding must own the property to be assisted.

Ineligible CDBG Activities
Please note this list is not inclusive of all types of services that may be ineligible under the CDBG Program:
  • General government expenses
  • Political activities
  • Religious activities
  • Purchase of construction equipment
  • Purchase of equipment*, fixtures, motor vehicles, furnishings, or other personal property that is not an integral structural fixture
*Equipment is defined as nonexpendable, tangible personal property having a useful life of more than one year and an acquisition cost of $5,000 or more.