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. This provides an overview of the CDBG program as well as the City’s funding process. document will be amended periodically and as needed to reflect any administrative or program changes.

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).

CDBG FY2017-18 Funding Applications

The City of Encinitas FY 2017-18 CDBG funding application cycle is is now closed. City Council will receive funding recommendations from staff at the March 22, 2017 council meeting.

Consolidated Plan (Con-Plan)

The Con-Plan is prepared approximately every five years in accordance with Sections 91.100 through 91.230 of HUD’s Consolidated Plan regulations. The Con-Plan is developed with an extensive public participation process that involves community stakeholders, service providers, city staff, and Encinitas residents.

FY2015-20 Consolidated Plan and FY2015-16 Annual Action Plan

The FY2015-20 Consolidated Plan and FY2015-16 Annual Action Plan was available for public review and comment from March 20 - April 20.  A copy is available for viewing at the Planning and Building Department during normal business hours.  The City Council approved the FY2015-20 Consolidated Plan and FY2015-16 Annual Action Plan at a public hearing on April 22, 2015.

Annual Action Plan

Each entitlement community must produce an Annual Action Plan to align the funding with the goals and priorities set forth in the Five-Year Consolidated Plan. The Annual Action Plan is taken to the City Council each year, typically in early spring for approval and subsequently submitted to HUD.

At a public hearing on March 22, 2017, the City Council authorized funding for recommended CDBG activities for incorporation into the Draft FY 2017-18 Annual Action Plan. The Draft FY 2017-18 Annual Action Plan is available for public review and comment from March 23 – April 24, 2017. Please provide written comments to:

Nicole Piano-Jones
City of Encinitas
Planning and Building Department
505 S. Vulcan Ave.
Encinitas, CA 92024
or email: [email protected]

The City Council will consider approval of the Draft FY 2017-18 Annual Action Plan at a public hearing on April 26, 2017 at 6:00 pm.

Draft FY 2017-18 Annual Action Plan

Substantial Amendment to the FY 2016-17 Annual Action Plan

Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER)

The Draft FY 2015-16 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) was available for public review and comment from August 11, 2016 –September 12, 2016. The City Council approved the CAPER at a public meeting on September 14, 2016. You may review the Final FY 2015-16 CAPER online, or at the Encinitas Planning and Building Department during normal business hours.

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]