Community Development Block Grant
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.
Thursday, October 12, 2023
IPF Applications will be available via City Data Services.
Monday, December 18, 2023 by 5:00 PM
IPF Applications due online (via City Data Services) to DCD.
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
- CDBG Public Service Projects
- CDBG Economic Development Projects
- CDBG Infrastructure Public Facilities Projects
- CDBG/HOME Housing Projects
- Emergency Solutions Grant Projects
- /documentcenter/view/72753/kickoff-meeting-packet-100721 October 12, 2023 Kickoff Meeting Packet (PDF)
- CDBG Income Self Certification Form (English) (PDF)
- CDBG Income Self Certification Form (Spanish) (PDF)
- CDBG Income Limits (PDF)
- Sample Staff List
- County Demand Form
- Contract Activity Form
- Rent Increase Request