Applications, Forms, and Regulations
FY 2014 CDBG Funding Application
The City's Fiscal Year 2014 CDBG application period (for projects beginning implementation on July 1, 2013) closed on November 14, 2012. The information made available below is for reference purposes only. The application period ran from October 12 through November 14, 2012. In order to be considered, the application submittal package had to be received by the CDBG Program Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on November 14, 2012.
- FY 2014 CDBG Application (ZIP)
- FY 2014 CDBG Application – Instructions for Question 2.4 (PDF)
- FY 2014 CDBG Application Handbook (PDF)
- FY 2014 CDBG Application Mandatory Workshop Schedule (PDF)
References and Resources
- FY 2014 CDBG Application Frequently Asked Questions #1 (PDF)
- FY 2014 CDBG Application Frequently Asked Questions #2 (PDF)
- FY 2014 CDBG Application Frequently Asked Questions #3 (PDF)
- FY 2014 CDBG Application Workshop Presentation – Introduction (PDF)
- FY 2014 CDBG Application Workshop Presentation – Application & Checklist (PDF)
- FY 2014 CDBG Application Workshop Presentation – Fair Housing Requirements (PDF)
- FY 2014 CDBG Application Workshop Presentation – Section 3 Requirements (PDF)
- FY 2014 CDBG Application Workshop Presentation – PS & CED Projects | Fiscal Requirements (PDF)
- FY 2014 CDBG Application Workshop Presentation – CIP Projects | Fiscal Requirements (PDF)
- HUD CPD Outcome Performance Measurement System (PDF)
- HUD CPD Outcome Performance Measurement System PowerPoint (PDF) – See Section 3 starting on slide 27.
- CDBG-Eligible Census Tracts and Community Planning Areas Map (PDF)
- CDBG Resource and Reference Links (PDF)
(November 9, 2012) – A third set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) has been posted above. Refer to Q19 and Q20 of FAQs #3 (PDF) regarding minor technical updates to the application forms.
Note that the last day to submit questions related to the Fiscal Year 2014 CDBG application forms, supporting documentation, and funding process was November 7, 2012. Questions received after November 7 are not entertained. Refer to the posted FAQs and other materials above if you have any questions.
In order to be considered, the application submittal package must be received by the CDBG Program Office (Civic Center Plaza, 1200 Third Avenue, 14th Floor, San Diego, CA 92101) no later than 5:00 p.m. on November 14, 2012. Late, faxed, or electronic submittals will not be considered. Refer to the FY 2014 CDBG Application Handbook for additional instructions. Directions to the CDBG Program Office may be found here.
Note that City offices are closed on Monday, November 12, in observance of Veterans Day.
(November 2, 2012) – Additional resources/references and a second set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) have been posted above.
Note that the last day to submit questions or meet with City staff for technical assistance is Wednesday, November 7. All questions related to the application forms, supporting documentation, and funding process must be submitted by e-mail to Eliana Barreiros at firstname.lastname@example.org. No questions will be taken or answered by telephone. Requests to schedule a technical assistance session and all other inquiries should be sent to CDBG@sandiego.gov.
(October 26, 2012) – Staff has identified a need to revise Question 2.4 of the FY 2014 CDBG Application to read as follows: "What is the Census tract where your office is located (location from which the project will be managed)? Identify the Census tract and the percentage of households within this census tract that make less than $60,000. Finally, explain the location of this office in relation to your target population. Disregard the 'yes' or 'no' choice." Question 2.4 has been revised as the previously requested data may not be readily available. Refer to the instructions posted above for details on how to respond to Question 2.4.
The FY 2014 Application Workshop presentations have been posted above for reference. In addition, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) have been compiled and posted above.
(October 25, 2012) – Appendix F of the FY 2014 CDBG Application has been revised to allow information to be entered for up 43 members of the applicant agency's Board of Directors. In addition, staff has posted a supplemental form to Appendix E to be used by applicant agencies that have more than three federal funding allocations to report on. The revised forms can be downloaded as part of the zip file above.
The certification form named "Current Board of Directors/Governing Board" (document number 10 in the zip file) is no longer required. Omit this from your submittal and simply complete Appendix F of the FY 2014 CDBG Application.
To assist applicant agencies with writing their project objectives/outcomes, links to documents describing HUD's Outcome Performance Measurement System have been posted above for reference.
A link to a map depicting the CDBG-eligible Census tracts (as of October 2012—subject to change) and Community Planning Areas within the City has also been posted above for reference.
(October 18, 2012) – Staff has identified a need to revise Question 3.6 of the FY 2014 CDBG Application to read as follows: "How does your agency plan to ensure compliance with applicable policy and procedural requirements (including those listed in HUD's Playing by the Rules Handbook [PDF])?"
There is an error on page 7 of the FY 2014 CDBG Application Handbook regarding font size. The required font is Calibri, and the required font size is 11 points (not 10 points). The Application is formatted to abide by these specifications; do not change.
(October 17, 2012) – The FY 2014 CDBG Application Submittal Checklist has been revised to clarify that all non-governmental agencies applying for funding need to submit the following documents:
- Signed Copy of FY 2012 Federal Tax Form 990
- Signed Copy of FY 2012 Federal Tax Form 199
- Audited FY 2012 Financial Statements
- FY 2012 Single Audit Report (only required of non-governmental agency applicants that spent $500,000 or more in federal funds during FY 2012)
Refer to the revised FY 2014 CDBG Application Submittal Checklist, which can be downloaded as part of the zip file above, for more information.
(October 15, 2012) – All CDBG applicants are required to attend at least one session of the Mandatory FY 2014 CDBG Application Workshops. Attendance will be recorded. The schedule and location of the workshops are posted above. Note that staff will not be providing copies of the Application or Handbook at the workshops; attendees must print and bring their own copies if they wish to reference them as they listen. In addition, note that third parties working on behalf of applicants (e.g., grant writers) may attend but may not sign in for the agencies that they represent; official agency personnel (on the agency's payroll) must attend to establish their agency's eligibility to submit an application for funding.
Other Important Documents to Review
Council Policy 700-02 — This policy establishes the general guidelines by which the City will select and implement activities utilizing CDBG funds.
HUD Regulations — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has a set of regulations that must be followed in order to be eligible for CDBG funding.
OMB Circulars — All federal fund subrecipients shall comply with the policies, guidelines, and requirements of OMB Circulars A-110 (Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Non-Profit Organizations), A-122 (Cost Principles for Non-Profit Organizations), and A-133 (Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations).
24 CFR Part 84 — Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Non-Profit Organizations.