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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Grants to California Nonprofits, Educational Institutions, and Agencies
in Eligible Areas to Benefit Low and Moderate-Income Residents

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City of Riverside - Community and Economic Development Department

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01/28/20 4:00 PM


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Grants to California nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and governmental entities in eligible areas to assist economically disadvantaged residents. Funding is intended to provide residents with decent living environments, housing, and economic opportunities. Proposed projects must take place in the City of Riverside.

The national objectives of the CDBG program were established to assist local communities with activities focused on:

  • Eliminating slum and blight, preventing deterioration of property, providing needed neighborhood community facilities, provision of supportive services.
  • Preserving and improving the supply of affordable housing through improvement of low and moderate-income housing.
  • Acquisition, design, construction, and installation of needed public facilities, improvements, and accessibility measures.
  • Creation and retention of jobs for low- and moderate-income persons through the expansion of business opportunities and the provision of financial incentives to businesses.

Eligible activities include:

  • 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.).
  • Construction or rehabilitation of housing units for low-moderate-income.
  • 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.

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GrantWatch ID#: 141510

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Term of Contract:

If applicant is selected to receive a grant, then under no circumstances will the City of Riverside reimburse the application for costs incurred prior to July 1, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants for CDBG funding must be federally registered 501(c)(3) or (6) non- profit organizations, governmental entities or educational institutions serving the residents of Riverside, California.

The following are examples of ineligible CDBG activities:
- General government expenses political activities
- Religious activities
- Purchase of construction equipment
- Purchase of equipment, fixtures, motor vehicles, furnishing, or other personal property that is not permanent structural fixture

Applicants for capital improvement project funding must own the property to be assisted.

Additionally, the City of Riverside does not fund Indirect Costs.

Pre-proposal Conference:

All potential applicants, including previously funded agencies, are invited and encouraged to attend the CDBG Application Workshop Tuesday, December 17, 2019 from 9 am to 11 am at the following location:

City Hall
Mayor’s Ceremonial Room
CDBG Application Workshop
3900 Main Street, 7th Floor
Riverside, CA 92522

At this workshop, HUD CDBG eligibility guidelines and the City’s 2020/2021 application criteria and selection process will be reviewed. Applicants not in attendance at the workshop will be independently responsible for acquiring any information relevant to the application process presented at the workshop.

Pre-Application Information:

- E-mail requests will not be accepted prior to Wednesday, December 4, 2019.
- Applicant workshop will take place on Tuesday, December 17, 2019.
- Applications for CDBG funding must be completed in full and submitted to the City of Riverside no later than 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28, 2020.

Applications sent by FAX or email will not be accepted.

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:
City of Riverside
Community & Economic Development Department
3900 Main Street, 5th Floor
Riverside, CA 92522
(951) 826-5469

- Michelle Guzman Capital Improvement Projects and Public Service (951) 826-5302
- Agripina Neubauer Capital Improvement Projects (951) 826-3947
- Martha Naranjo Public Service Projects (951) 826-5469


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