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Community Development Block Grant Program Notice of Funding Availability Amendment

January 14, 2019
The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has released an Amendment to the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA).
The CDBG program 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.
On Nov. 1, 2018, HCD announced the availability of approximately $29.6 million in federal CDBG funding allocated for funding year 2018 to the state from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), pursuant to the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended.
The NOFA applies to state CDBG non-entitlement cities and counties applying for funding under Community Development activities, Special Allocations for Economic Development, Colonia, and Native American Communities.
The following updates were also made:
  • CDBG Application Summary Workbook: The Request for Waiver, Colonia Request for Waiver, Jurisdiction and Leg Info, and the Threshold tabs.
  • CDBG Self-Score Workbook: On the State Objectives tab: The Applicant/Jurisdiction name field was unlocked and the Clarification of the State Objective Scoring Criterion was added. 
Application due date has been extended from Feb. 5 to Feb. 26.
CDBG NOFA Frequently Asked Questions 
Read the NOFA’s FAQ's for more information.
For more information on the CDBG NOFA and application materials, please visit HCD's NOFA webpage
For questions, please email CDBGNOFA@hcd.ca.gov.

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