Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG)
Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)and Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds (RROF) for Romoland Phase III Street Improvements
Each year the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides funds to local jurisdictions through the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) for local community development, housing activities, and public services. The primary objective of the HUD CDBG Program is the development of viable communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunities primarily focused on low- and moderate-income person and neighborhoods. HUD regulations governing the CDBG Program and the distribution of CDBG funds to local service providers and capital improvement projects require that each activity meets one of the following three broad national objectives: Benefit people with low and moderate incomes, Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums and blight, or Meet an urgent need (such as earthquake, flood, or hurricane relief).
HUD’s national objectives of the CDBG Program were established to assist local communities with funding activities focused primarily on: Eliminating slums and blight, preventing deterioration of property, providing needed neighborhood community facilities, provisions of supportive services; Preserving and improving the supply for affordable housing through improvement of low- and moderate-income housing; Acquisition, design, construction, and installation of needed public facilities, improvements, and accessibility measures; Creation and retention of jobs for low- and moderate-income persons through the expansion of business opportunities and the provision of financial incentives to businesses.
As a direct recipient of Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the City is required to make strategic choices about how they administer and fund their local programs. The City’s planning, implementation, and evaluation of its use of CDBG funds are guided by the framework established by HUD’s CDBG regulations and are integrated into several plans.
Federal regulations require that CDBG funds be used for eligible activities that meet one of 3 national objectives:
The City of Menifee uses its annual CDBG allocation to fund projects and activities undertaken by city departments and community-based service providers specifically to address the housing and community development needs of low and moderate-income persons in the City of Menifee. CDBG funding can be used for a variety of activities to meet HUD statutory goals including but not limited to the following items:
1. Decent Housing
2. A Suitable Living Environment
3. Expanded Economic Opportunities
- Job creation and retention
- Establishment, stabilization, and expansion of small business (including micro businesses)
- The provision of public services concerned with employment
- The provision of jobs to low-income persons living in areas affected by those programs and activities or jobs resulting from carrying out activities under programs covered by the plan
- Access to capital and credit for development activities that promote long-term economic and social viability of the community
The City of Menifee will only consider funding proposals for CDBG eligible activities that serve primarily low and moderate income persons residing in the City of Menifee. Funded activities or facilities must be available to all eligible persons in the general public. Not more than 15% of these funds can be used for public service projects.
Eligible CDBG Activities
Please note this list is not inclusive of all types of activities that may be eligible under the CDBG Program:
*Please note that applicants for capital project funding must own the property to be assisted.
Ineligible CDBG Activities
Please note this list is not inclusive of all types of services that may be ineligible under the CDBG Program:
*Equipment is defined as nonexpendable, tangible personal property having a useful life of more than one year and an acquisition cost of $5,000 or more.
On September 11, 2020, HUD announced a third (final) round of supplemental appropriations for the CARES Act Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Round 3 funding under COVID-19. The City of Menifee has been fortunate to receive an additional allocation of $404,459 in CDBG-CV3 funding. A Substantial Amendment to 2020/2021 Annual Action Plan is required. The Substantial Amendment is drafted with the guidance from HUD that has been available, including that the CDBG-CV3 funds allocated under the CARES Act must be used for preparation for, prevention of, and response to COVID-19.
For detailed information related to Housing, please refer to the following reference materials.
- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
- California Department of Housing and Community Development