Applications, Forms, and Regulations

CDBG Funding Applications

(updated 4/28/2017)

Fiscal Year 2018 Request for Proposals (RFP)

The City's Community Development Division launched the new Economic Development Grants Management System (EDGrants) on January 5, 2017, with its first Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) encompassing five different FY 2018 CDBG Request for Proposals (RFP) categories:

  • Public Services;
  • Community & Economic Development;
  • Nonprofit Capital Improvement Projects & Housing Rehabilitation;
  • Challenge Grant; and
  • Sustainability Rehabilitation.

"Qualified" organizations interested in applying for CDBG funds for projects beginning implementation on July 1, 2017, or very soon thereafter, accessed the NOFA/RFP application and associated resources by visiting the EDGrants Portal at https://edgrants.force.com. Registration was required, and only PDF icon organizations deemed "qualified" through the prior FY 2018 Request for Qualifications (RFQ) process were allowed to register and proceed. Responses to the NOFA/RFP were submitted via EDGrants on January 27, 2017.

Eligible proposals were evaluated and scored by the Consolidated Plan Advisory Board, which ratified the same on March 9, 2017. Click on the following links to access the scores and rankings by RFP category. Proposals above the red line may be fully funded by the anticipated annual CDBG Entitlement allocation and Program Income amounts the City anticipates receiving for use in FY 2018. Note the scores and rankings were presented to and approved by the Council Council on April 25, 2017, for inclusion in the City's FY 2018 Annual Action Plan.

Visit EDGrants to view information on currently open NOFAs/RFPs and associated resources.

Fiscal Year 2018 Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

The deadline to submit Fiscal Year 2018 qualifications has passed, and the City is not accepting qualifications at this time.

Organizations that submitted their qualifications by the deadline (November 18, 2016) were notified of their status ("qualified" or "not qualified") on December 5, 2016. Organizations deemed "not qualified" had until December 13, 2016, to cure deficiencies (if feasible). PDF icon Final determinations were issued on December 16, 2016. "Qualified" organizations will be invited to respond to the Request for Proposals (RFP) in January 2017.

The City of San Diego's Economic Development Department, Community Development Division, accepted statements of qualifications from October 24, 2016, to November 18, 2016, from organizations interested in applying for CDBG funds for projects beginning implementation on July 1, 2017. This Request for Qualifications (RFQ) was the first phase of the application process. Organizations that did not submit their qualifications by the deadline, or were subsequently deemed "not qualified" through this RFQ process, are precluded from submitting project proposals for Fiscal Year 2018 CDBG funding consideration.

NOTE: All applicant agencies were required to submit their qualifications in response to this RFQ by completing an online application at the following site:

FY 2018 CDBG RFQ APPLICATION

Supplemental Information (for reference only):

Previous Fiscal Year RFQ/RFP Forms

If you would like to view prior-year Request for Qualifications (RFQ) or Request for Proposals (RFP) forms, please email the Community Development Division at [email protected].

Other Important Documents to Review

PDF icon 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 nonprofit organizations), A-122 (Cost principles for nonprofit organizations), and A-133 (Audits of states, local governments, and nonprofit organizations).

24 CFR Part 84 — Uniform administrative requirements for grants and agreements with institutions of higher education, hospitals, and other nonprofit organizations.