Community Development Block Grant Program
(Last updated April 29, 2022)
The City's Community Development Division in the Economic Development Department administers the City's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, which is federally funded by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The program allows the City to fund a variety of housing and community/economic development projects that benefit low- to moderate-income (LMI) citizens. Information on current and past projects funded, as well as additional resources to learn more about the program may be found below.
In addition to the CDBG program, the Community Development Division also coordinates with the San Diego Housing Commission and the County of San Diego to administer the following HUD entitlement programs covered by the City's Consolidated Plan:
FY 2021 CPAB Application Scores & Ranking
The City evaluates the performance of it partner organizations upon completion of CDBG-funded projects. Fiscal, administrative, and programmatic performance is considered in the evaluation, and performance indicators and standards in those areas are used to assign performance scores to the organizations (poor performance results in negative scores). Should these same organizations reapply for CDBG funding, past performance scores are factored into the evaluation of their subsequent project proposals. Available below are the performance report cards by fiscal year and project category. (Note that "MPR" refers to the "Monthly Programmatic Report" that organizations submit to the City to provide a status update on the implementation of their CDBG-funded projects. "RFR" refers to the "Request for Reimbursement" that organizations submit to the City to report on their project expenditures and justify the portion of those expenditures that should be covered by CDBG funding.)
Geographic Targeting is a way for the City to help stabilize and improve neighborhoods in San Diego by directing HUD Program funds, including capital improvement, economic development, and community services, to specific areas identified by an analysis. These areas may experience higher unemployment, lower income levels, and other such economic and demographic indicators at rates that demonstrate a higher level of need than other areas. Such analysis also takes into account "existing conditions" like housing stock, public infrastructure, and facilities. While HUD Programs are primarily intended to serve individuals and areas that are low to moderate income as defined by HUD, the City's Geographic Targeting strategy uses data to create impact in geographic areas with the most need.
The information on low/moderate-income (LMI) census block groups from the maps below was taken from the U.S. Census American Community Survey. For more information about the Survey data, visit their website.