Applications, Forms, and Regulations

CDBG Funding Applications

(updated 1/27/2016)

Fiscal Year 2017 Request for Proposals

The City of San Diego's Community Development Division (formally the HUD Programs Administration office) will be accepting fiscal year 2017 Community Developmetn Block Grant request for proposals (RFP) from agencies who participated in the request for qualifications (RFQ) phase and were deemed qualified. Agencies must have been qualified in the RFQ process in order to submit an RFP for fiscal year 2017. RFP materials are available Jan. 4, 2016, and the deadline to submit the completed materials is no later than 3 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. Agencies must also attend one of the mandatory CDBG workshops in order to submit an RFP response.

All applicants are required to submit the RFP using the Online Grants Portal system. Applicants may request a Technical Assistance meeting with questions regarding the RFP. To request a technical assistance meeting, please email the Community Development Division office at [email protected] with “Technical Assistance Request” listed in the subject line. Additional instructions for requesting a technical assistance appointment can be found in the RFP Handbook. Technical Assistance meetings will be held at the Community Development Division Office (Civic Center Plaza Building, 1200 Third Ave., 14th Floor, in downtown San Diego) beginning Jan. 7, 2016. Potential applicants may also email questions about the RFP. Please email our office at [email protected] and indicate “RFP Question” in the subject line. Additional instructions for asking questions can be found in the RFP Handbook.

Online Grants Portal Registration link

PDF icon FY 2017 RFP Applicant Handbook

Additional fiscal year 2017 CDBG request for proposals (RFP) reference materials:

  1. PDF icon Fiscal year 2017 CDBG RFP Frequently Asked Questions 2 -- Jan. 22, 2016
  2. PDF icon Fiscal year 2017 CDBG RFP Frequently Asked Questions 1 -- Jan. 19, 2016
  3. PDF icon Fiscal year 2017 RFP Schedule
  4. PDF icon 2010 Eligible Block Groups Table, sorted by City Council Districts
  5. PDF icon 2010 Low and Moderate Income Census Block Groups for City of San Diego with Council Districts & Community Planning Areas
  6. PDF icon 2010 Low and Moderate Income Census Block Groups for City of San Diego
  7. PDF icon American Fact Finder Address Search: Find Census Block Group
  8. PDF icon Geographic Targeting Areas of Need: Recommended Community Planning Areas
  9. PDF icon HUD Income Limits for City of San Diego
  10. PDF icon Presumed Low to Moderate Income Persons
  11. PDF icon Fiscal year 2017 Scoring Criteria: Public Services
  12. PDF icon Fiscal year 2017 Scoring Criteria: Community & Economic Development
  13. PDF icon Fiscal year 2017 Scoring Criteria: Nonprofit Capital Improvement Projects

Additional fiscal year 2017 CDBG request for proposals (RFP) reference materials:

  1. PDF icon Fiscal Year 2017 Consolidated Plan Advisory Board RFP Handbook
  2. PDF icon Fiscal Year 2015 Past Performance Summary
  3. PDF icon Fiscal Year 2014 Past Performance Summary

Fiscal Year 2017 Request for Qualifications

The City of San Diego's HUD Programs Administration Office will be accepting fiscal year 2017 CDBG request for qualifications (RFQ) from interested parties beginning Oct. 26, 2015. The RFQ is the first phase of the application process for agencies interested in applying for CDBG funding for projects beginning implementation on July 1, 2016. The deadline to submit the RFQ materials is no later than 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015.

Please note, different from previous years, all applicants are required to submit the RFQ using the Online Grants Portal system. Potential applicants can request a Technical Assistance meeting with questions regarding the Online Grants Portal site or the RFQ. Please email the HUD Programs Administration Office at [email protected] with the following information:

  • Subject Line: Request for Technical Assistance meeting-Agency Name
  • Body of email: Agency name, attendee(s) name and title; reason for assistance (i.e. RFQ assistance, Online Grants Portal assistance)

Technical Assistance meetings will be held at the HUD Programs Administration Office, Civic Center Plaza Building, 1200 Third Ave., 14th Floor, in downtown San Diego.

Potential applicants can also email questions about the Online Grants Portal site and the RFQ. Please email our office at [email protected] and identify what the question would pertain to (i.e. Online Grants Portal issue, RFQ question).

Online Grants Portal Registration link

FY 2017 CDBG request for qualifications (RFQ) reference materials:

  1. PDF icon Fiscal Year 2017 CDBG RFQ Timeline
  2. PDF icon Key Fiscal Requirements Presentation from Nov. 4, 2015, Consolidated Plan Advisory Board meeting

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions regarding the fiscal year 2017 RFQ will be posted in this section. The questions from the fiscal year 2016 RFQ are also included as a reference.

  1. PDF icon Fiscal year 2017 CDBG RFQ Frequently Asked Questions #1, Nov. 6, 2015

FY 2016

  1. PDF icon Fiscal year 2016 CDBG RFQ Frequently Asked Questions #1, Oct. 31, 2014
  2. PDF icon Fiscal year 2016 CDBG RFQ Frequently Asked Questions #2, Nov. 7, 2014
  3. PDF icon Fiscal year 2016 CDBG RFQ Frequently Asked Questions #3, Nov. 13, 2014

Previous Fiscal Year Request for Proposal Forms

If you would like to view prior year Request for Qualifications (RFQ) or Request for Proposals (RFP) forms, please email the HUD Programs Administration Office 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.