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(updated 5/9/2018)


Fiscal Year 2020 Annual NOFA

The City distributes a portion of its CDBG Entitlement and Program Income funds through a process known as the Annual Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), which consists of two phases: the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) phase and the Request for Proposals (RFP) phase. The FY 2020 Annual NOFA cycle will begin in the fall of 2018. Refer to this page often for information on the process as it becomes available.

In the meantime, interested organizations may reference the PDF icon Annual NOFA RFQ Checklist, as well as information on the FY 2019 Annual NOFA cycle below, to prepare for the upcoming cycle. Individuals may also add their name and contact information to the CDBG email distribution list to receive up-to-date information about the Annual NOFA and other related programs.

Fiscal Year 2019 Request for Proposals (RFP)Reality Changers

The RFP for FY 2019, encompassing the following six categories, closed on Jan. 16, 2018:

  1. Public Services;
  2. Small/Emerging Organization Public Services;
  3. Community & Economic Development;
  4. Nonprofit Capital Improvement Projects & Multi-Family Housing Rehabilitation;
  5. Single-Family Housing Rehabilitation; and
  6. Sustainability Rehabilitation.

"Qualified" organizations interested in applying for CDBG funds for projects beginning implementation on July 1, 2018, or very soon thereafter, accessed the NOFA/RFP application and associated resources by visiting the ED Grants Portal. Only PDF icon organizations deemed "qualified" through the prior FY 2019 Request for Qualifications (RFQ) phase were allowed to submit project proposals. Responses to the NOFA/RFP had to be submitted via ED Grants by Jan. 16, 2018.

Eligible proposals were evaluated and scored by the Consolidated Plan Advisory Board (CPAB), which subsequently ratified the same on March 14, 2018. Click on the links below to access the list of proposals by project type, ranked by CPAB score from highest to lowest, as well as to see which ones will be fully funded based on the ranking and the budget for each project type. The ratified list was presented to and approved by the City Council on April 23, 2018. Only projects formally approved and allocated funding via City Council resolution were included in the City's FY 2019 Annual Action Plan:

Supplemental Information (for reference only): 

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

Fiscal Year 2019 Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

The deadline to submit FY 2019 qualifications has passed, and the City is not accepting qualifications at this time.

  • Organizations that submitted their qualifications by the deadline (Nov. 3, 2017) were notified of their status ("qualified" or "not qualified") on Nov. 17, 2017. "Qualified" organizations will be invited to respond to the Request for Proposals (RFP) during the last week of November 2017.
  • The City of San Diego's Economic Development Department, Community Development Division, accepted statements of qualifications from Oct. 2, 2017, to Nov. 3, 2017, from organizations interested in applying for CDBG funds for projects beginning implementation on July 1, 2018. 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 FY 2019 CDBG funding consideration.

  • NOTE: All applicant agencies were required to submit their qualifications in response to this RFQ by completing an online application on ED Grants

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.

PDF icon 2 CFR Part 200 — All federal fund subrecipients shall comply with the policies, guidelines, and requirements of 2 CFR Part 200 (Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards), which supersedes OMB Circulars A-110, A-122, and A-133.

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


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