Community development block grant (cdbg)


The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a federally funded grant program created by Congress with the overall goal to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, primarily for low-mod income persons.

Every year, CDBG funds are allocated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to state and local governments to carry out a wide-range of community development activities directed toward revitalizing neighborhoods, economic development, and providing improved community facilities and services.

In order to qualify, CDBG-funded projects must satisfy one of 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.

Examples of eligible activities are:

  • Public Services: senior services, disabled and handicapped services, child care services,¬†health services, youth services, fair housing , crime prevention activities and economic development activities that create jobs
  • Public Improvements: streets, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, streetlights, sewers, storm drains, traffic signals, parks and recreation facilities, health facilities, and fire station improvements
  • Housing Services: home improvement programs for lower and moderate income¬†households
    • Senior Home Repair (SHR)
    • Home Rehabilitation Program (HRP)

Examples of Ineligible activities:

  • General government expenses,
  • Political or Religious Activities
  • Purchase of personal equipment such as fixtures, motor vehicles, furnishings, or other personal property that is not an integral structural fixture

Who is primarily funded by the CDBG program?

  • Non-Profits 501(c)(3)
  • Higher Education Institutions
  • Cooperating Cities
  • Other Government Agencies/Special Districts

Individuals cannot apply for Funding

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 workshop and solicits applications from community based organizations (Non-Profits 501(c)(3)) interested in receiving grant funding for eligible projects.

The County of Riverside Economic Development Agency has initiated the 2018-2019 CDBG application cycle (for the program year starting July 1, 2018) and has issued its Notice of Funding Availability for Cooperating Cities. The City will only accept three (3) hard-copy (2 originals 1 copy), paper applications for the 2018-2019 cycle. A fillable pdf version of the CDBG application is attached.

Applicants are required to submit their applications no later than Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 5pm to the following location:

City of Wildomar
Attn: Matthew Bassi
23873 Clinton Keith Road Ste. 201
Wildomar, CA 92595

Note: CDBG applications for the 2018-2019 program year that are received after the deadline date and time will not be accepted

A public workshop is scheduled for Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 6:30 P.M. so that interested groups can review the process of submitting an application to be considered for funds. The meeting will be held in the City Hall Council Chambers located at 23873 Clinton Keith Rd. Ste. 106 Wildomar, CA 92595.

The city will review and evaluate each application for eligibility and other factors, then present to the City Council on October 11, 2017 its recommendation for final approval considerations. The city is required to submit their final 2018-2019 CDBG funding selections to EDA no later than October 30, 2017.

For further information, please contact Matthew Bassi at 951-677-7751, Ext. 213 or via email at

Quick Links
City of Wildomar: Low-Mod Block Groups
City of Wildomar: Low-Mod Area
CDBG Application
  Riverside County CDBG
  U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)