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Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG)

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

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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City of Huntington Beach

Deadline Date:

01/10/20 4:00 PM Receipt

Description:

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Grants to California nonprofit organizations and local government agencies in eligible regions for a broad range of services benefiting low- and moderate-income residents. Funding is also available for selected capital projects that result in construction and developments. Projects must benefit the residents of Huntington Beach.

Each proposed CDBG project must:

  1. Target one or more of the Priority Needs and goals of the City of Huntington Beach Consolidated Plan. Please note: The City is currently updating its 5-year Consolidated Plan, so the City’s Priority Needs for 2020-2024 have not been determined and will not be finalized until March 2020.
  2. Be an eligible activity consistent with the provisions of HUD Title 24 CFR 570, Subpart C;
  3. Demonstrate compliance with HUD’s National Objective of providing benefit to Low and Moderate Income persons; and
  4. Provide assistance and services to City of Huntington Beach residents only.

The following activities may be eligible for CDBG funding:

  • Child Care
  • Youth Services
  • Services for Senior Citizens
  • Crime Prevention
  • Educational Programs
  • Food Pantries
  • Drug Abuse Counseling and Treatment
  • Health Care Services
  • Public Safety Services
  • Fair Housing Activities
  • Job Training/Creation/Retention 
  • Public Facility Acquisition/Upgrades 
  • Recreational Activities
  • New Housing Construction

Eligible projects must meet one of the following required CDBG National Objectives:

https://www.huntingtonbeachca.gov/files/users/business/2020-2021-CDBG-Application-Handbook.pdf#page=3

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 167449

Estimated Size of Grant:

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

Term of Contract:

Applicants must have the financial capacity to immediately carry out the project beginning July 1, 2020 and complete it by June 30, 2021. Public facilities projects may continue their projects beyond the one-year period.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible agencies are limited to nonprofit organizations and City departments.

The following are ineligible for funding:
- Those activities not meeting a CDBG National Objective
- Acquisition, construction or reconstruction of buildings for the general conduct of government
- Political or religious activities
- Construction of new housing—non-CBDO

Pre-Application Information:

As of the publication of this document, the City of Huntington Beach has not yet been advised of its estimated funding allocation for 2020/2021. We anticipate that funding will be at or below the 2019/2020 allocation of $1,147,593. Note that HUD regulations limit the City to utilizing only up to 15% of its total annual allocation for projects in the public service category.

All application submissions must be received by January 10, 2020 at 4:00 PM.

All applicants eligible for funding will be scheduled to make a short (approximately 5-7 minutes) oral presentation before the Citizens Participation Advisory Board and will be notified in writing at least 15 days in advance of their scheduled date and time. Presentations will be held last week of January and First week in February. Following conclusion of all oral presentations, CPAB will openly deliberate their funding recommendations, which will be presented at a Joint Study Session with City Council in March. Staff will notify all applicants as to CPAB’s recommendations prior to the Study Session. Recommendations, which may include modifications approved by the City Council, will be taken to the full Council at a public hearing in April or May (date to be determined) in the City’s Draft Action Plan. Once approved, the Draft Action Plan will be submitted to HUD for final approval. Projects approved will begin on July 1, 2020 and subrecipients will be required to enter into an Agreement for Funding or Memorandum of Understanding. Note that any premature commitment or expenditure of funds prior to that date is prohibited and will not be reimbursed.

Income Limits:
https://www.huduser.gov/portal/datasets/il.html

Contact Information:

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

Robert Ramirez
(714) 375-5186
robert.ramirez@surfcity-hb.org

Hand deliver or mail applications to:

City of Huntington Beach
Attention: Robert Ramirez, E.D. Project Manager
Community Development/Business Development
2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

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