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Grants to California Nonprofits, Educational Institutions, and Agencies to Benefit Low- and Moderate-Income Residents


Conference Date


Application Deadline

01/24/23 4:00 PM Receipt or Postmarked by Date

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Geographic Focus

USA: California: City of Riverside.

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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

City of Riverside - Community and Economic Development Department

Agency: Local

GrantWatch ID #141510

Grant Description

Grants to California nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and governmental entities in eligible areas to assist economically disadvantaged residents. Funding is intended for capital improvement projects, public services, and economic development. Proposed projects must take place in the City of Riverside.

Federal regulations require that CDBG funds be used for eligible activities that meet one of three national objectives:

  • Benefit low- and moderate-income persons;
  • Aid in the prevention or elimination of slum or blight; and
  • Meet a need having a particular urgency

The City of Riverside uses its annual CDBG allocation to fund projects and activities undertaken by City Departments and Community-based non-profit agencies specifically to address the housing and community development needs of low and moderate income persons in the City of Riverside. CDBG funding can be used for a variety of activities to meet HUD statutory goals including but not limited to:

  • Decent housing
  • A suitable living environment
  • Expanded economic opportunities

Under HUD CDBG regulations, at least 51% of those benefiting from CDBG funded activities must be low and moderate-income persons. Agencies and organizations receiving CDBG funding must be able to document that the individuals or households it serves fall within the HUD income limits.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants for CDBG funding must be federally registered 501(c)(3) or (6) non-profit organizations, governmental entities or educational institutions serving the residents of Riverside, California.

Applicants for capital improvement project funding must own the property to be assisted.


The following are examples of ineligible CDBG activities:
- General government expenses political activities
- Religious activities
- Purchase of construction equipment
- Purchase of equipment, fixtures, motor vehicles, furnishing, or other personal property that is not permanent structural fixture

Additionally, the City of Riverside does not fund Indirect Costs.

Pre-proposal Conference:

All potential applicants, including previously funded agencies, are invited and encouraged to attend the CDBG Application Workshop Wednesday, December 14, 2022 from 9:30 am to 11:00am at the following location:

Riverside City Hall
Mayor's Ceremonial Room
3900 Main St.
Riverside, CA 92522

At this workshop, we will review HUD CDBG eligibility guidelines and the City’s 2023/2024 application criteria and selection process. Applicants not in attendance at the workshop will be independently responsible for acquiring any information relevant to the application process presented at the workshop.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications for CDBG funding must be completed in full and submitted to the City of Riverside no later than 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 24, 2023.

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Term of Contract:

If applicant is selected to receive a grant, then under no circumstances will the City of Riverside reimburse the application for costs incurred prior to July 1, 2023.

Contact Information:

Submit applications to:
City of Riverside
Community & Economic Development Department
3900 Main Street, 5th Floor
Riverside, CA 92522
(951) 826-5469

For further information on the CDBG process or the Application Workshop, please contact:
- Michelle Guzman, Capital Improvement Projects and Public Service, (951)826-5302
- Martha Naranjo, Capital Improvement Projects, (951)826-5469
- Johanna Escobar, Public Service, (951)826-2040

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