CDBG-CV Funding

On March 27, 2020, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in response to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. A portion of the funds were designated for the CDBG program. 

On June 5, 2020, the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) published a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for round 1 of funding. For round 1, the City of Grover Beach was eligible to receive up to $101,532. Authorized by the City Council on July 20, 2020, the following applications were submitted on September 4, 2020, and are under review by HCD:

  • Winter Warming Center Operation Program 
  • Child Care Training/Licensing Program

HCD has indicated that the NOFA for rounds 2 and 3 will be combined, but it has not yet been released.  Eligible activities are anticipated to include:

  • public services to respond to COVID-19 impacts, 
  • public facility improvements to increase capacity for healthcare facilities and public facilities that service populations at risk of COVID-19 infection, 
  • housing facilities for persons experiencing homelessness to limit/reduce the spread of COVID-19, and 
  • economic development to support needs for working capital and furniture, fixtures, and equipment to retain jobs for businesses who have been impacted by COVID-19.

Activities must also meet one or more of the three National Objectives listed in CDBG Federal Statutes as follows: benefit to low-income households or persons (also called Low/Mod Benefit), elimination of slums and blight, or meeting urgent community development need (a need resulting from a state or federal declared disaster).

The City has scheduled a workshop to receive public input for the potential use of these funds. The workshop is scheduled for November 4 at 6:00 p.m. Due to COVID-19, the workshop will be conducted on a conference phone line. Please call 805-321-6639 at 6:00 p.m. to participate, or email your input to prior to 6:00 p.m. on November 4. (click to anywhere in this paragraph see the entire notice)

For additional information, please email Janet Reese, Associate Planner.