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Community Development Block Grant Program

Consolidated Plan Advisory Board


(updated 9/12/2023)

The Consolidated Plan Advisory Board was established by the City Council via Ordinance No. O-19963, and codified in Chapter 2, Article 6, Division 21 of the Municipal Code, to provide advice and recommendations on policy issues relating to the federal entitlement grant programs discussed in the City's Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan. These programs include the following:

The City annually receives grant funds for these programs from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to improve communities, expand housing and economic opportunities, and provide various services. Meeting agendas, meeting notes, and other relevant documents pertaining to the Consolidated Plan Advisory Board may be accessed below.

Duties and Responsibilities

A primary duty of each CPAB member is to objectively evaluate the current needs in the City of San Diego, and if possible, their respective Council District. 

Responsibilities for the CPAB include evaluating qualified responses to the City's Request for Proposals (RFP) received during the annual CDBG Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), reviewing and revising the Scoring Criteria when evaluating the RFPs, and making recommendations to the City Council regarding various required H.U.D. documents including The Consolidated Plan, The Annual Action Plan, The Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report, Substantial Amendments, and the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

In early March of each year, CPAB members submit their RFP scores to the City's Economic Development Department. The scores and rankings or RFPs are then presented to the City Council to be considered for grant awards. These grant awards are included in the Annual Action Plan and submitted to H.U.D.

Most recent action items:

Members and Vacancies

Each CPAB member is appointed by the Mayor from a pool of nominees submitted by the City Council. The Mayoral appointment is subject to confirmation by a majority vote of the City Council. The CPAB is composed of one representative from each Council District.

There are currently two vacancies in the following Council Districts:

  • Council District 4
  • Council District 9

If there is an interest to be part of the CPAB, please visit the Office of Boards and Commissions website for further information and to begin the application process. For questions regarding joining the CPAB, please contact the CPAB liaisons: Michele Marano ( or Nadine Hassoun ( 


Currently, the CPAB meetings are held virtually the second Wednesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. Directions on accessing the meetings can be found here

Distribution List

If you would like to be included in the distribution list to receive updates and notices regarding the Consolidated Plan Advisory Board and its activities, please send an email to and include your email and/or mailing address.