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(updated 9/26/2018)

CDBG Annual NOFAReality Changers

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.

FY 2020 RFQ Phase

The FY 2020 Annual NOFA cycle began on September 4, 2018, with the release of the RFQ application via ED Grants. The City conducted two public sessions of the "Are You CDBG Ready?" Workshop on August 29, 2018, to help prepare organizations interested in applying for FY 2020 CDBG funding. No RSVP was required to attend, and the content of both sessions was the same. The Workshop provided an overview of the RFQ phase, as well as a preview of the project categories to be funded in FY 2020. Interested parties that could not attend the Workshop may access the PowerPoint presentation. The Workshop sessions were as follows:

Location Session Date Time

Valencia Park/Malcolm X Branch Library
5148 Market Street
San Diego, CA 92114

1 Wednesday,
August 29, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Sign-in
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Workshop
2 Wednesday,
August 29, 2018
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Sign-in
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Workshop

The deadline to submit FY 2020 qualifications has been extended to October 19, 2018. Lead organizations that do not submit their qualifications by the deadline, or are subsequently deemed "not qualified" via the RFQ phase, will be precluded from submitting project proposals for FY 2020 CDBG funding consideration. All applicant organizations are required to submit their qualifications in response to the RFQ by completing an online application on ED Grants. Information on the RFQ phase, including requirements, a preview of the application questions, detailed instructions, and technical assistance appointments, may be accessed by downloading the revised FY 2020 CDBG RFQ Handbook.

Useful Links/Resources:

FY 2020 RFP Phase

    Refer to this page often for more information on the FY 2020 CDBG RFP phase as it becomes available. 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. Only lead organizations deemed "qualified" by the City via the FY 2020 CDBG RFQ phase may submit project proposals for FY 2020 CDBG funding consideration. The City will begin accepting project proposals from "qualified" lead organizations only via ED Grants on November 16, 2018.

    In the meantime, interested organizations may reference information on the FY 2019 CDBG RFP phase below:

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

    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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