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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program - Public Facility and Infrastructure Improvement Projects

Grants to California Nonprofits, CSAs, CSCs, and Fire Departments
in Eligible Locations for Infrastructure and Physical Improvements

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Fresno County - Department of Public Works and Planning, Community Development Division

Deadline Date:

08/31/20 5:00 PM Receipt


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Grants to California nonprofit organizations, Community Service Districts, Fire Districts, and CSAs in eligible locations for infrastructure and physical improvements in unincorporated communities. Applicants must conduct a public hearing before applying. Funding is intended to benefit low and moderate-income neighborhoods and communities in unincorporated Fresno County.

Applications submitted for proposed funding must be for CBDG-eligible activities that are consistent with the County's 5-year Consolidated Plan for Program Years 2020-2024 and meet one of HUD's three National Objectives.

Eligible activities:

Public Facility and Infrastructure Improvements (includes acquisition, construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation or installation of the following types of activities on publicly-owned infrastructure and facilities):

  1. Water System Improvements: Acquisition of private systems, installation of new systems, extensions to under-served areas and improvements to existing systems.
  2. Sewer System Improvements: Extensions to non-sewered areas, replacement of existing lines, connections of private properties, and improvements to sewer treatment plants.
  3. Street and Drainage Improvements: Drainage basins and lines, streets, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, lights, bridges, and canal undergrounding.
  4. Fire Protection Improvements: Fire stations, hydrants, and fire protection equipment.
  5. Neighborhood Facilities: Single or multi-purpose facilities to provide health, social, recreational, or similar services as well as branch libraries and facilities for specific groups, such as senior citizens and the handicapped.
  6. Parks & Recreation Facilities: Site acquisition, development and improvements to new and existing parks, playgrounds and other recreational facilities.
  7. Solid Waste Facilities & Equipment
  8. Removal of Architectural Barriers: (curb cuts, park improvements, and improvements to public buildings to meet ADA requirements)
  9. Energy Conservation Measures

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148433

Estimated Size of Grant:

The Community Development Division has issued this Application for grant requests of $75,000 up to a maximum of $250,000

Term of Contract:

Funding is for activities to be implemented beginning July 1, 2021. The activity must be able to be completed within 12 to 18 months of funding – the activity must be ready to proceed upon funding approval. This requires approval of all required land use entitlements.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants include:
- Community Service District (CSD)
- Fire District
- Non-Profit Corporation

Activities involving the following are ineligible activities under the CDBG Program:
I. Civic Buildings - such as city halls, courthouses, police stations
II. Operating and/or maintenance expenses
III. Political activities
IV. Purchase of equipment – furnishings and personal property (except for fire protection equipment)

Pre-Application Information:

Submittal deadline: Applications must be received at the Community Development Division office by 5:00 p.m., on Monday, August 31, 2020.

Activity Time Frame:

- Public Hearing(s) Conducted by Applicant: June - August 2020
- CDBG Application Submittal Deadline: August 31, 2020
- County Review of CDBG Applications: September 2020
- Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) Review of CDBG Project Proposals: October 2020 – February 2021
- Rating and Ranking of CDBG Project Proposals by CAC: March 2021
- Board of Supervisors Conducts Public Hearing for Approval of Recommended Projects and Programs: April 2021 – May 2021
- Initial Study/Environmental Assessment Review Period: April 2021 – July 2021
- Applicant Notification of Grant Award: May 2021 (Estimated)
- 2021-2022 Program Year Begins: July 1, 2021

Every project proposal MUST contain evidence of citizen participation and support for the proposal. This evidence must include documentation of at least one Public Hearing at which the specific project was discussed and opportunities provided for citizen input.

Contact Information:

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

Mail completed applications to:

Fresno County Department of Public Works and Planning
Community Development Division
Attn: Community Development Grants Program
2220 Tulare Street, 6th Floor
Fresno, CA 93721

Hand-delivered applications will be accepted at:

The Community Development office
Fresno County Plaza Building
2220 Tulare Street, 8th Floor
Fresno, CA

Community Development Division
(559) 600-4292

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USA: California: Unincorporated Fresno County

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