CDBG Program

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Community Needs Assessment and Fair Housing Survey
Evaluaci├│n de Necesidades Comunitarias de la Cuidad de Menifee (Spanish)
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. Authorized under Title one of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, the CDBG program is one of the longest continuously run programs at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). 
The purpose of the CDBG program is to enhance and maintain viable urban communities by providing decent affordable housing, a suitable living environment and the expansion of economic opportunities. HUD awards annual grants on a formula basis to entitlement community grantees to carry out a wide range of community development activities directed toward revitalizing neighborhoods, economic development, and providing improved community facilities and services. Entitlement communities develop their own programs and funding priorities. However, grantees must give maximum feasible priority to activities which benefit low and moderate income persons.

Eligible Activities

CDBG funds may be used for activities which include, but are not limited to:

  • Acquisition of real property
  • Relocation and demolition
  • Rehabilitation of residential and non-residential structures
  • Construction of public facilities and improvements, such as water and sewer facilities, streets, neighborhood centers, and the conversion of school buildings for eligible purposes
  • Public services, within certain limits
  • Activities relating to energy conservation and renewable energy resources
  • Provision of assistance to profit-motivated businesses to carry out economic development and job creation/retention activities

Each activity must meet one of the following national objectives for the program: benefit low- and moderate-income persons, prevention or elimination of slums or blight, or address community development needs having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community for which other funding is not available.

Generally, the following types of activities are ineligible:

  • Acquisition, construction, or reconstruction of buildings for the general conduct of government
  • Political activities
  • Certain income payments
  • Construction of new housing (with some exceptions)

Entitlement Status

Commencing with program year 2012-13, the City of Menifee participates under the HUD CDBG Program as an Entitlement Community, allowing the city to receive an annual block grant award directly from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This direct entitlement allows the City Council to ve greater local control of funds by selecting projects to receive grant allocations and ensures greater accountability to Menifee citizens.     

CDBG Documents    


The final draft Comprehensive Annual Performance and Evaluation Performance Report (CAPER) for Program Year 2015-2016 is currently available for a 30 day public review/comment period. Additionally a public hearing will be held on September 21, 2016 for formal adoption of the 2015-2016 Comprehensive Annual Performance and Evaluation Performance Report (CAPER). The draft CAPER report can be view below and/or hard copies are available at City Hall during regular business hours:
30 Day Draft of 2015-16 Comprehensive Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) 
Notice of Available Documents and Public Hearing  

Comprehensive Annual Performance and Evaluation Reports (CAPERs)


Annual Action Plans:

Other CDBG Documents:

Community Needs Assessment & Public Services Technical Workshop

To help establish funding priorities based on community needs, assist potential applicants in determining the appropriateness of CDBG funding for their public service activities, and answer questions regarding the application process, a Community Needs Assessment and CDBG Public Services Application Workshop has been scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on January 5, 2016, in the City Council Chambers located at:

Menifee City Hall
29714 Haun Road
Menifee, CA 92586

Prospective groups/organizations seeking funding are required to attend the workshop. General public is encouraged to attend workshop as an opportunity to learn about the City CBDG program/activities.

Program Year 2016-2017 Public Services Application/Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

As reflected within its inaugural Consolidated Plan 2012-2017, eligible public services will be an integral part of the various CDBG Program activities for program years 2012 through 2017. The 2016-2017 Public Services application forms are available for download below: 
Applicants interested in participating within the 2016-2017 CDBG Program must submit completed applications no later than noon January 22, 2016.

For additional information please contact Margarita Cornejo, Management Analyst at 951-672-6777 or by email.