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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 Lisa D. Brown, Manager, at email@example.com or (510) 238-3716.
CDBG Application Process
Eligibility - see the summary of eligible and ineligible activities.
Process - Every two years, the application process follows the same general schedule, including 2 mandatory orientation meetings.
Application Status - The City is accepting applications for FY 2013-15 funding.
For more information about the application process, please contact CDBG unit at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 238-3716.
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.