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:

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 January or February, 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. 

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 and Documents

Adobe FileCity of Yuba City 2021-2022 Annual Action Plan
Adobe File 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan
Adobe File2020 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice
Adobe File 2020 Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Report
Adobe FileQualified Low/Mod Census Tracts
Adobe File2021 HUD Income Limits - Yuba City
Adobe FileCDBG Program Fact Sheet
Adobe FileProgram Application Review Process
Adobe FileZoomGrant Application Instructions
Adobe FileCitizen Participation Plan

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

Shannon Jones
[email protected]
(530) 822-5145

Adobe File Map to City Hall

City of Yuba City
Community Development Block Grant Program

The City's 2020 CDBG CARES Act program is currently underway. The 2021-2022 CDBG Program Annual Action Plan is awaiting final approval from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).