Community Development Block Grant

Community Development Block Grant Program
The federal Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 created the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program that is today administered by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Community Development Block Grant

2017 Funding Application Round is Open

The City has released its Request for Proposals for 2017 CDBG funds.  Approximately $89,000 in public service funding is available for funding for activities that benefit low- and moderate-income areas or low- and moderate-income persons.  The City's application process is fully web-based.  Please click below to start the application process.   
Apply via ZoomGrants™ 
Applications are due no later than Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 12:00 a.m. via ZoomGrants.

Entitlement Community

The CDBG Program grants federal funds to state and local governments for a variety of housing and community development activities. The City receives CDBG funding as an Entitlement Community. Activities funded by CDBG may include the:
  • Construction or renovation of community facilities
  • Public improvements
  • Public services
  • Rehabilitation of existing housing

Past Programs & Public Improvements

Examples of past programs and public improvements that have received Citrus Heights CDBG funding include:
  • Free meals for senior citizens
  • Homeless services
  • Housing repair loans and grants
  • Playground equipment
  • Sidewalk installation
  • Street lighting
  • Teen recreation and leadership programs

5-year Consolidated Plan

Each year Citrus Heights receives an annual award of CDBG funds. The use of these funds is guided by the Citrus Heights Consolidated Plan. This plan is updated every 5 years. The plan includes a description of the city, assesses the city's needs and has a strategy to meet those needs.

Annual Action Plan

Each year the city must create an Annual Action Plan. This plan includes a description of how the city will expend its annual award. The Action Plan relates annual expenditures of the grant funds to the Consolidated Plan.

Annual Funding Cycle

The city accepts proposals for the use of CDBG funds on an annual basis. A Notice of Funding Availability and Request for Proposals is published in the fall of each year. Please see the city's Open Bids, RFPs and RFQs webpage for any current request for proposals.

Annual Performance Evaluation

Each year, the city must prepare and publish a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). This report documents the city's performance against the annual goals of the Action Plan and the 5-year goals of the Consolidated Plan.

Public Participation

At each stage of the annual and periodic 5-year planning process there is opportunity for public participation. These opportunities may be to speak at public hearings or to provide written comment. The city will notify the public of these opportunities as they occur.

Program Documents

Accessibility Requests

Persons interested in participating in the annual CDBG planning process or who wish to apply for CDBG funding who may require accessibility assistance should contact the city at least 3 business days prior to a meeting date to allow the city time to make the arrangements. All meetings are held in an accessible structure. Accessibility assistance examples include:
  • Persons with limited English language proficiency and require an interpreter
  • Persons who require an American Sign Language interpreter