Applications are currently being accepted for the 2015-2016 Community Development Block Grant program year. If your organization has a program or project that qualifies for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, an application must be completed and returned to the City by Friday, November 7, 2014, at 4:00 p.m.
Federal regulations limit the different allowable activities that the City may undertake with CDBG funding. The City is expected to receive approximately $205,934 in funding. Fifteen percent (15%) or $30,890 can be allocated towards community public service programs/or projects. The remainder of funding or eighty-five percent (85%) or $175,044 may be allocated towards public improvements, economic development and rehabilitation projects.
To be eligible for CDBG funding, your program or project must meet the following three requirements:
CDBG Eligible Activity – acquisition of real property for an eligible use; acquisition, construction and rehabilitation of public facilities; demolition and clearance of deteriorated buildings; community services for low and moderate income households; removal of barriers that restrict the mobility of elderly or handicapped persons; special economic development activities.
CDBG National Objectives – (1) Project must principally serve low and moderate income persons; (2) Project must eliminate slum and blight, or (3) Project must address a recent and urgent health and safety need.
The Project must address the Community Development objectives the City proposes to pursue.
Groups/organizations requesting funding consideration under the City’s CDBG program must submit a completed application form for each proposed project. This application requires detailed and specific information about the proposal. The City will use this information to determine if the proposal is eligible for CDBG funding.
The City may conduct interviews with your organization to discuss your proposed project(s) and funding requests. The City of Diamond Bar will review all applications for funding at a City Council Public Hearing tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, December 16, 2014.
To obtain an application, please contact Stella Marquez, Administrative Coordinator, at 909.839.7030 or Diana Cho, CDBG Consultant, at 909.839.7030. All applications must be completed and returned to the City of Diamond Bar, 21810 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar, CA 91765 by Friday, November 7, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.