Community Development Block Grant

Community Development Block Grant Program

The federal Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 created the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program that is today administered by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).


Entitlement Community

The CDBG Program grants federal funds to state and local governments for a variety of housing and community development activities. The City receives CDBG funding as an Entitlement Community. The national objectives of the program, administered nationally by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are to:

  • Provide decent housing,
  • Create a suitable living environment, and
  • Expand economic opportunities for low and moderate income people.

See the Planning documents provided to learn more about the city's use of these funds.

Notice of Funding Availability for 2022 CDBG & Remaining CDBG-CV 3 Funding

In 2022, the city expects to be awarded annual entitlement funds estimated at $600,000 which $90,000 is available for public services. In addition, the city received a one-time allocation in CDBG-CV funds. Of the total amount received, the city has approximately $322,538 in remaining CDBG-CV 3 funds available for CDBG-eligible activities. 

The city anticipates the following schedule for reviewing submitted applications and determining funding awards.

July 12, 2021
Release Notice of Funding Availability for 2022 CDBG & Remaining CDBG-CV 3 Funding
July 21, 2021
Funding Assistance Workshop for Potential Applicants
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
(Workshop is Optional)
August 12, 2021
Applications Due by 4:00 PM
October 14, 2021
City Council Meeting
(Draft Allocations)
October 28, 2021
City Council Meeting
(Final Allocations)
January 1, 2022
2022 Program Year Begins

Current Public Notices

Draft 2022 Action Plan, Amendment No.1 to the 2021 Action Plan, and Draft CARES Act Amendment No. 4 for CDBG CV3 Funding -Public Notice

Citizen Participation Plan for the Community Development Block Grant Program

The City is required as a recipient of HUD funds to have a detailed Citizen Participation Plan. This plan contains the City’s policies and procedures for public involvement in the Consolidated Plan process for funds.

Citizen Participation Plan Amendment 5.28.2020

Five-Year Consolidated Plan 

The Consolidated Plan is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in order for local jurisdictions to receive federal housing and community development funds under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding. This plan is for 2020-2024 and is updated every five years.

Draft CARES Act Amendment No. 4 for CDBG CV-3 Funding 10/14/2021 - Public Review

CARES Act Amendment No. 3 (Substantial Amendment to the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and 2020 Action Plan

2020-2024 Consolidated Plan & 2020 Annual Action Plan

2015-2019 Consolidated Plan

Annual Action Plan

The Action Plan describes the projects and programs the City will carry out to meet its goals over the course of the fiscal year. The Action Plan relates annual expenditures of the grant funds to the Five-Year Consolidated Plan.

Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report

Each year, the City must prepare and publish a Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER). This report documents the city’s performance against the annual goals of the Action Plan and the Five-Year Consolidated Plan.

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI)

As a recipient of federal community development block grant (CDBG) funds, the City of Citrus Heights is required to conduct an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, or AI. The AI is a planning process for local governments and public housing agencies (PHAs) to take meaningful actions to overcome fair housing barriers; including, historic patterns of segregation, promote fair housing choice, and foster inclusive communities that are free from discrimination. 

The AI summarizes fair housing barriers and contributing factors that may affect the ability of a household to access housing of their choice. The AI outlines demographic patterns, housing challenges, and access to opportunity. The AI summarizes the goals and strategies to address fair housing barriers in the Sacramento Valley region.

In addition, community engagement was a key component throughout the development of the AI. The community engagement process for the Sacramento Valley AI included focus groups with residents and stakeholders, "pop up" engagement at local events, and a resident survey.

The AI was prepared by Root Policy Research and conducted for the Sacramento Valley region as a joint collaboration among the following entities: Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Folsom, Galt, Housing Authority of Sacramento, Isleton, Rancho Cordova, Rocklin, Roseville, Sacramento, Sacramento County, Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency, West Sacramento, Woodland, and Yolo County Housing.

Sacramento Valley AI Regional Report 2020

Accessibility Requests

Persons interested in participating in the annual CDBG planning process or who wish to apply for CDBG funding who may require accessibility assistance should contact the city at least five business days prior to a meeting date to allow the city time to make the arrangements. All meetings are held in an accessible structure. Accessibility assistance examples include:

  • Persons with limited English language proficiency and require an interpreter
  • Persons who require an American Sign Language interpreter