Community Development Block Grant

Overview

The primary purpose of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is the development of viable urban communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment and expanded economic opportunities, principally for persons of very low- and low-income. The solicitation of CDBG applications is to assist the County in carrying out eligible activities that meet the needs of very low- and low-income persons in the Urban County.

The CDBG program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is a primary source of funds for the County's community development and housing programs. As an eligible Urban County, as defined by HUD, Contra Costa County receives funds annually to carry out CDBG eligible activities. The County directs these funds to housing, economic development, infrastructure improvements, public facilities, and public service projects designed to meet the needs of very low- and low-income persons.

Area of Eligibility

The Urban County's eligible area is the entire County, less the cities of Antioch, Concord, Pittsburg, and Walnut Creek, which administer independent CDBG programs. To obtain funding, applicant projects and/or programs must meet eligibility requirements and demonstrate that they benefit very low- and low-income persons within the Urban County.

FY 2024/25 NOFA Schedule

Monday, September 11, 2023 

Contra Costa County Department of Conservation and Development (DCD) is seeking proposals from nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and others serving Contra Costa County who are interested in applying for FY 2024/25 CDBG. These funds must primarily benefit low-income residents or communities of Contra Costa County.

CDBG Infrastructure Public Facilities (IPF) Kick-Off Meeting Invitation (PDF)

Thursday, October 12, 2023

IPF Applications will be available via City Data Services.

FY 2024/25 Funding IPF Kick-Off Meeting Packet

Monday, December 18, 2023 by 5:00 PM

IPF Applications due online (via City Data Services) to DCD.

January 2024

Site Visits and Preliminary Application Review

January - February 2024

Application interviews/Supplemental Application Reviews

March - April 2024

Finance Committee Meeting

April - May 2024

Board of Supervisors meeting

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