Community Development Block Grant Program

Overview

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is a federal housing and community development program administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The annual grant is provided to eligible local and state governments (entitlement jurisdictions) to ensure that needed affordable housing and community development activities are implemented within communities.

The City Council approved the CDBG Policies and Procedures on August 17, 2011. The City Council approved revisions to the CDBG Policies and Procedures on June 7, 2017. The document provides an overview of the CDBG program as well as the City’s funding and monitoring process.

In order for Encinitas to continue qualifying for its CDBG entitlement funding, an array of statutory requirements must be met, including development of the: Five-Year Consolidated Plan (Con-Plan), Analysis of Impediments (AI) to Fair Housing Choice, Annual Action Plan, and Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).

FY 2019-20 CDBG Applications and Workshop

FY 2019-20 CDBG applications are available as of December 6, 2018. To be considered for FY 2019-20 funding, please submit one (1) hard copy and one (1) electronic copy (no emails) of your complete application to the Development Services Department, City of Encinitas, 505 S. Vulcan Ave, Encinitas, CA 92024, before 5:00 PM, January 4, 2019. Please read the instructions carefully. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

A voluntary applicant workshop will take place on December 6, 2018, at 3:00 PM at Encinitas City Hall, Poinsettia Room (505 S. Vulcan Ave, Encinitas, CA 92024). The workshop will provide a brief presentation about the CDBG program, including program updates, and then there will be an opportunity for Q & A and technical assistance with the application process. 

Please contact Nicole Piano-Jones at [email protected] or (760) 943-2237 with questions.

Citizen and Community Participation Plan

The Citizen and Community Participation Plan was approved by City Council on September 20, 2017.

Consolidated Plan (Con-Plan)

The FY2015-20 Consolidated Plan and FY2015-16 Annual Action Plan was approved by City Council on April 22, 2015.

The City Council approved the Substantial Amendment to the FY2015-20 Consolidated Plan on April 18, 2018.

Annual Action Plan

The FY 2018-19 Annual Action Plan was approved by the City Council on April 18, 2018.

Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER)

The FY2017-18 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) was approved by the City Council on September 26, 2018.

Section 3 Information

Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Act of 1968 promotes employment, training, and contracting opportunities for lower-income residents who live in the neighborhoods where HUD funding is allocated. To the greatest extent feasible, businesses and contractors employed on HUD funded projects must make a Good Faith Effort to train and/or employ Section 3 residents (lower-income) within the area, and contract with businesses which employ Section 3 residents.

The three primary goals of Section 3 are:

  1. To the greatest extent feasible, provide outreach and training to Section 3 residents.
  2. To the greatest extent feasible, train and/or hire Section 3 residents.
  3. To the greatest extent feasible, contract with Section 3 businesses.

Additional Section 3 and CDBG Resources

For more information about Section 3 or the CDBG program, please contact:
Nicole Piano-Jones, Management Analyst
(760) 943-2237 or [email protected]