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Do you have an idea to improve your neighborhood?

The county accepts applications for funding from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), a federal program that provides annual grants to states, cities, and counties. Applications are open until November 4.

Federal CDBG funds were used to improve local youth and senior centers, parks, streets, drainage systems, accessibility issues, and fire facilities.

Community members and non-profit organizations are encouraged to propose projects that benefit low- and middle-income residents in the unincorporated area of ​​the county if the projects align with the County Consolidated Plan and:

  • Increase the availability of affordable, supportive and livable housing.
  • Improve the quality, safety, accessibility and walkability of communities.
  • Increase and maintain accessible, available and supportive shelters and services for the homeless.

County Housing and Community Development Services (HCDS) is hosting four informational workshops, one virtual and three in-person, about the CDBG program and how to apply.

Workshop 1:

Monday, Sept. 26, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Password: CDBG

Workshop 2:

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Lincoln Acres Community Hall
2717 Granger Avenue, National City, CA 91950

Workshop three:

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Lakeside Community Center
9841 Vine Street, Lakeside, CA 92040

Workshop 4:

Thursday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Fallbrook Library Community Hall
124 S. Mission Road, Fallbrook, CA 92028

More information, including a commented presentation, can be found on the HCDS website.

Additional federal funding is available through these programs:

HOME Investment Partnerships and CDBG Affordable Housing Programs: These programs fund affordable housing opportunities, including the county’s homeownership program.

Emergency Solutions Grants: These funds improve the quality and number of emergency shelters and transitional facilities for the homeless and prevent at-risk families or individuals from becoming homeless.

Housing opportunities for people living with HIV/AIDS: The funds are intended for affordable housing and services for low-income households living with HIV/AIDS.

For more information, contact Marco De La Toba at (858) 694-8724 or [email protected] People who are hard of hearing can call (866) 945-2207.


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