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2020-2021 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Grants to California Nonprofits in Eligible Regions
to Benefit Low- and Moderate-Income Households

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City of Davis

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01/27/20 5:00 PM Receipt


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Grants California nonprofit organizations in eligible regions for a broad range of community development projects that benefit low- and moderate-income households. Funding is intended for housing and facilities projects as well as the provision of much needed services in the City of Davis. The total of all Public Service contracts cannot exceed 15% of the total grant, while Administration (or related activities) cannot exceed 20% of the total grant. Approximately 65% of the total grant can be spent for "other activities.”

Eligible activities, include: Acquisition of Real Property, Disposition of Property, Public Facilities and Improvements, Privately- owned Utilities, Clearance of Property, Public Services, Interim Assistance, Relocation of Tenants and Property, Loss of Rental Income Projects, Removal of Architectural Barriers, Housing Rehabilitation, New Housing Construction, Code Enforcement, Historic Preservation, Commercial or Industrial Rehabilitation, Special Economic Development, Special Activities by Sub-Recipients, Planning and Capacity Building, Program Administration, and Other Activities.

Organizations providing health or human services programs are encouraged to apply. For information about programs in this category that were considered for or received funding in the past, see:

Non-Public Service dollars may be used for one of the following four categories: Housing, Removal of Barriers to Accessibility for the Physically Disabled, Public Facilities, and Neighborhood Revitalization. The highest priority is for new construction and rehabilitation of housing and public facility projects that serve very-low and extremely-low income persons/households, especially permanent supportive housing projects. For additional information, see:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 139921

Estimated Size of Grant:

The City will not consider any grant requests smaller than $5,000.

Term of Contract:

The 2020-2021 CDBG program will run from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

In Davis, housing and other community development activities are primarily administered through nonprofit community groups.

The primary beneficiaries of CDBG funded projects are extremely low income (up to 30% of median income) to lower income (up to 80% of median income) person(s) and household(s.) In Davis, at least 70% of the activities of a project must serve this population.

Organizations applying for CDBG funds receive preference if one or more of the following are met:
-Serve clients who are very low and extremely low income (below 50% of median income).
-Leverage funds from the community or other private sources or use volunteers as part of its plan
-Efficiently deliver services—maintain a low cost beneficiary ratio in relation to private and other organizations delivering similar services.
-Fill a unique niche among clients who are not currently served, or who are underserved. This includes new programs and initiatives.
-Have an annual organization budget of less than $500,000.
-Focus on prevention and early intervention activities throughout the life cycle – that is, address issues before they develop or at an early stage to avoid more intensive treatment.
-Spend the majority of the grant on serving those in need rather than on administrative costs.

Pre-proposal Conference:

An Applicant Workshop will be held to provide an opportunity for all potential applicants to ask questions about the overall CDBG program, evaluation criteria, proposal process, etc. It is strongly recommended that all applicants attend this workshop. The workshop will be held:

Thursday, January 14, 2020
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Community Chambers at City Hall
23 Russell Boulevard
Davis, CA 95616

Pre-Application Information:

An electronic version of the proposal must be received by the City of Davis via-email no later than 5:00 pm on Monday, January 27, 2020.

- November 14, 2019: Senior Citizens Commission: Input on Critical Needs List
- November 18, 2019: Social Services Commission: Recommendation of Critical Needs List
- December 3, 2019: City Council Public Hearing: Final Approval of Critical Needs List and Request for Proposals (RFP) Schedule
- December 18, 2020: Request for Proposals released
- January 14, 2020: Applicant Workshop (Applicant participation is strongly encouraged)
- January 27, 2020: Proposals due to City of Davis staff no later that 5:00 p.m. (Postmark will not be accepted)
- February 12, 2020: Proposals are posted online and any necessary paper distribution to Commission and City Council
- February 25, 2020: Staff, Commission, and City Council questions and requests for information are submitted to staff
- March 9, 2020: Applicant responses to questions due to City of Davis staff no later than 5:00 p.m.
- March 13, 2020: Funding recommendations sent to Social Services Commission
- March 16, 2020: Social Services Commission Public Hearing
Funding Deliberations/Recommendations, Five-Year Consolidated Plan, and One-Year Action Plan to City Council
- April 9, 2020: Funding recommendations sent to Social Services Commission
- April 21, 2020: City Council Public Hearing, CDBG/HOME Funding Decisions, Five-Year Consolidated Plan, and One-Year Action Plan
- May 15, 2020: Five Year Consolidated Plan and One Year Action Plan Sent to HUD
- May - June 30, 2020: HUD review and approval of Five Year Consolidated Plan and One Year Action Plan
- July 1, 2020: 2020-2021 CDBG/HOME program year begins

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit applications to Mary Rice at:

Mary Rice, Management Analyst
(530) 757-5623

City of Davis
23 Russell Blvd., Suite 1
Davis, CA 95616

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