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Community Development Block Grant Program
The primary objective of the CDBG Program is the development of viable urban communities, by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low- and moderate-income.
Each year, the federal government distributes community development block grant funds to cities for their local community development projects. The City of Oakland distributes these funds through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
How the CDBG Program Helps Oakland
Oakland's CDBG program focuses mainly on physical development activities: community-wide housing, public facilities and improvements, neighborhood revitalization and economic development.
A restricted portion of the grant funds can be spent on public services activities, identified by the Consolidated Plan. See the Citizen Participation Plan to find out how you can get involved.
For more information, contact the CDBG Unit at (510) 238-3716 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CDBG Application Process
This is a notice of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding available from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the City of Oakland for the two-year funding cycle, July 1, 2017-June 30, 2019. Proposals are being invited for projects in the categories of Services and Capital Improvements serving low- and moderate-income persons in the North Oakland (District 1) and Eastlake/San Antonio/Chinatown (District 2) Community Development Districts of Oakland. Funding can be requested by non-profit organizations and City Departments for new programs and for the continuation of existing programs.
IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION, PROSPECTIVE APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND A MANDATORY TRAINING MEETING AT WHICH THE CDBG APPLICATION PROCESS AND REQUIREMENTS WILL BE REVIEWED. The mandatory meeting will be held on Monday, February 27, 2017 in Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 1, First Floor, One Frank H. Ogawa Plaza from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Attendance sign-in will begin at 9:45 a.m. and attendees must sign-in no later than 10:10 a.m. Attendees must be present for the entire meeting.
Click here for CD Districts 1 & 2 complete Request for Proposals 2017-2019 Packet (READ ONLY)
Funding Priority Categories – CD Districts 1 & 2 – 2017-19 Funding Cycle
Request for Proposals 2017-2019 Fill-in forms:
OTHER RELATED DOCUMENTS:
District 1 Map - North Oakland
District 2 Map - Chinatown/Eastlake/San Antonio
District 3 Map - Western Oakland
District 4 Map - Central Oakland
District 5 Map - San Antonio/Fruitvale
District 6 Map - Central East Oakland
District 7 Map - Elmhurst
CDBG District Information
Oakland is divided into seven CDBG districts. For more information, including income statistics and meeting information, visit our CDBG Districts Page.
CDBG Funded Activities
Find lists of CDBG funded activities in Section V (Proposed Projects/Activities) of each year's Consolidated Annual Action Plan. Visit our Policy & Planning page to download the plans.
Many community housing resources are available to help you. If you find that the CDBG program does not fit your needs, you may want to contact one of the many non-profits in Oakland and elsewhere that provide community development resources.
See the list of advocacy organizations and governmental agencies in Useful Links/Other Resources.