CDBG 2023 NOFA Amendment #1

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The 2023 NOFA,approximately $19 million of federal funds was made available for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program only for applications from projects that remain on the wait-list established for Over-the-Counter projects after the 2019-2020 NOFA. This amendment makes another $19 million for Housing, Community Development and Economic Development Projects in and Over-the- Counter process.


Under this NOFA amendment, CDBG funds are provided as grants to Non-Entitlement Units of Local Government for project applications for CDBG eligible activities for Housing, Community Development and Economic Development Projects in and Over-the-Counter process.  

All CDBG activities must meet one of the following National Objectives:  
-Benefit low- and moderate-income persons  
-Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums and blight 
-Meet certain urgent community needs 
The objectives of the CDBG program are to develop viable communities by the provision of decent affordable housing, a suitable living environment, and to expand economic opportunities, principally for the benefit of Low- and Moderate-Income (LMI) persons, families, households, and neighborhoods.

Applicants must meet the following requirements when the application is submitted to be eligible to apply for funding under this NOFA: 

An eligible Applicant may apply on its own behalf. 

An eligible Applicant may apply on behalf of one or more other eligible Applicants. 

Two or more eligible Applicants, which share a program, may submit a joint application. 

An eligible Applicant may apply on behalf of an eligible subrecipient including a non-federally recognized Tribe or nonprofit. 

In addition to Activity and application limits identified in the NOFA, an eligible Applicant may apply for activities in service areas within or outside of the Applicant's Jurisdiction when the Applicant is applying for funds set aside by the California State Legislative for non- federally recognized Tribes (HSC §50831) and/or Colonias.  


Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Public Agency

Only non-entitlement Units of General Local Government such as cities, counties and municipalities.

Eligible Geographies:

Funds available to the state’s non-entitlement Units of Local Government. Units of general local government are defined by HUD as political subdivisions of the state, which in California are towns, cities, and counties.

Important Dates

The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
May 31, 2024
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
33 Months

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
See Notes Below
A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.

Available Funding Notes:

$19 million for this CDBG 2023 NOFA Amendment #1.

The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • Federal

Funding Source Notes:

Funding for this NOFA is available to the state from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

The Department will reimburse the Grantee its allowable costs for the services identified in the executed Standard Agreement upon presentation of a financial reporting form and supporting documentation of the cost eligibility. The Grantee may not request reimbursements under the Standard Agreement until the funds are needed for payment of eligible costs. The amount of each request must be limited to the documented as having been incurred.

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.


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