The Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) is a federal program of grants to local governments, administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD awards grants to communities, like Yuba City, to carry out a wide range of community development activities directed toward revitalizing neighborhoods, economic development, and providing improved community facilities and services. HUD requires that at least 70% of all CDBG programs monies be expended to benefit low-income persons.

Eligible Projects:

CDBG funds can be used for three general types of projects that assist low-income people: affordable housing, capital improvements, and public service activities.

Program Benefit:

The CDBG Program is primarily designed to benefit low-income people. Even if a project fits one of the eligible categories, it must also pass the low-income benefit test. Most projects qualify if at least 51% of the users will be low-income, as defined by HUD (80% of the area-wide median income). This includes projects located in a neighborhood with a high percentage of low-income people.

Distribution of Funds:

The City of Yuba City is allocated approximately $550,000 annually. CDBG allocations are required by HUD to be distributed as follows: 20% for General Administration costs; 15% for Public Services; and the remaining funds for other eligible activities.

Application Review and Award Process:

Applications for funding are accepted annually at the beginning of the calendar year. Usually applications become available in December or January, and are due to the City in March. During this window of time a public meeting is held for potential applicants to learn more about the CDBG program, and to ask any questions they might have. Upon completion of the application process, a review committee scores and ranks the applications, making the recommendations for what programs will be funded in the coming program year. The recommendations are compiled in the Annual Action Plan and presented for public review and comment for 30 days. After the 30 days the Annual Action Plan is presented to City Council for approval. Upon approval the City submits the final version of the Annual Action Plan to HUD for review and approval. HUD must approve the plan before official awards and contracts can be made with the funded programs.

If you have any questions regarding the application process for CDBG funds or require additional information, please feel free to call (530) 822-3233 or email Prableen Mundi at pmundi@yubacity.net.

Additional information on how the City ranks the CDBG applications received is also available in the CDBG Program Application Review Process document posted below.


CDBG Information

Adobe File2017-18 CDBG Public Notice
Adobe File2017 DRAFT Annual Action Plan
Adobe File2016 DRAFT Amended Annual Action Plan
Adobe File2015 DRAFT Amended Con Plan and Annual Action Plan
Adobe FileCensus Track Map - Sutter County
Adobe FileCensus Track Map - Yuba City

Adobe File2017 HUD Income Limits - Yuba City

Adobe FileCDBG Program Fact Sheet
Adobe FileProgram Application Review Process
Adobe FileZoomGrant Application Instructions

Adobe File2016 Annual Action Plan
Adobe File2015-2019 Consolidated Plan & 2015 Annual Action Plan
Adobe File2015 Citizen Participation Plan
Adobe File2015 Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy
Adobe File2015 CAPER

Adobe FileResolution 16-027 - Amendment of 2015 Annual Action Plan
Adobe FileResolution 16-026 - Approval of 2016 Annual Action Plan
Adobe FileResolution 15-021 - Approval of 2015-2019 Con Plan, 2015 Citizen Participation Plan, and 2015 Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy

Adobe FileAnalysis of Impediments

For more information about Yuba City's CDBG Program, contact:

Prableen Mundi
pmundi@yubacity.net

1201 Civic Center Blvd
Yuba City, CA 95993
(530) 822-3233

Adobe File Map to City Hall