The CHCD Announces $51.6 Million in Federal Funds to California Cities and Counties for CDBG Program

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Sacramento – Today the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) announced awards totaling more than $42.8 million in federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for eligible Economic Development, Community Development, and Colonia Allocations. $8.8 million will also be made available for Economic Development Over-the-Counter (OTC) awards to be made over the coming fiscal year.

The $42.8 million in funding will go to the following 54 California communities:

County of Amador

City of Arcata

City of Avenal

County of Butte

City of Calimesa

City of Calistoga

County of Colusa

City of Corcoran

City of Corning

City of Crescent City

County of Del Norte

City of Dinuba

City of Dorris

City of Etna

City of Eureka

City of Exeter

City of Firebaugh

City of Fort Bragg

Town of Fort Jones

County of Glenn

City of Gonzales

County of Humboldt

City of Huron

County of Imperial

County of Lake

County of Lassen

City of Marina

County of Mariposa

County of Mendocino

County of Mono

County of Monterey

City of Nevada City

City of Orange Cove

City of Orland

City of Oroville

City of Parlier

County of Plumas

City of Plymouth

City of Portola

County of San Benito

County of Santa Cruz

County of Shasta

City of Shasta Lake

County of Siskiyou

County of Solano

City of St. Helena

City of Tehama

Town of Truckee

County of Tulare

City of Tulelake

County of Tuolumne

City of West Sacramento

City of Woodlake

County of Yuba

“These awards will significantly impact the ability of small cities and counties to improve the lives of their citizens. We’re proud to help fund upgrades to housing, infrastructure, and

public facilities, as well as to provide much needed public services,” said HCD Director Linn Warren.

The funds were made available under the non-entitlement CDBG Federal Program. On January 9, 2012, The 2012 CDBG Notice of Funding Availability was released announcing approximately $34 million for the Program Year 2011-2012 and an additional 50% of the allocation for Program Year 2012-2013. The total funding amount for local assistance this cycle is approximately $51.6 million. Of this amount, approximately $42.8 million will be awarded now, and approximately $8.8 million will be held for Economic Development Over-the-Counter awards to be made throughout the course of the coming fiscal year. The OTC grants typically fund large economic development projects that result in the creation and/or retention of jobs. More than half of the OTC funding must target low income individuals.

HCD provides leadership, policies, and programs to preserve and expand safe and affordable housing opportunities and promote strong communities for all Californians. HCD also supports increasing the supply of housing, especially affordable housing, and works to improve the State’s housing conditions, as well as the health and safety of its residents. HCD is California’s lead housing department, and is part of the State’s Business, Transportation and Housing Agency.

A listing of awarded jurisdictions and the scope of their projects is on the following page.

2012 CDBG Award Funding List

 

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