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Community Development Block Grant

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Community Development Block Grant Program Information 

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a federally funded grant program. CDBG funds are awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to qualifying communities to carry out a wide range of community development activities directed toward neighborhood revitalization, economic development, and providing improved community facilities and services.

In order to qualify, CDBG-funded projects must satisfy one of the three national program objectives:

  • Provide a benefit to low and moderate income persons,
  • Prevent or eliminate slums and blight, or
  • Meet other urgent community development needs due to natural disasters or other emergencies

Typical uses of CDBG funds in the City:

  • Park Improvements
  • Installation of Sidewalks
  • ADA Improvements
  • Support for Community Based Organizations 

Application Process

Each year, the City Council approves the amounts and types of CDBG funded programs for the upcoming allocation. As part of the application process, the City holds a public hearing and solicits applications from community based organizations interested in receiving grant funding for eligible projects.

Applications are solicited annually from local organizations to provide services for youth, seniors, special needs, homeless, or other qualified low and moderate-income City of La Quinta residents. The application cycle is now open for 2020-2021.  Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 17, 2019.

If you are interested in being notified of funding availability during the next application cycle, please email your agency's contact information to Carley Escarrega.

For additional information on HUD and CDBG, please visit this link