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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

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City of Thousand Oaks Community Development Department

Conf. Date:

12/02/21

Deadline Date:

01/18/22 5:00 PM Receipt

Description:

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Grants to California nonprofit housing and community development organizations for services to benefit low-income people in eligible regions and for Coronavirus (COVID-19) recovery efforts. Programs must benefit low to moderate-income persons or households in the City of Thousand Oaks.

The City of Thousand Oaks is inviting interested parties to assist in identifying the unmet needs of lower-income persons and households in Thousand Oaks that could potentially be addressed with a portion of the City’s annual Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) entitlement funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development or by using other Federal resources depending on the priority of need and the availability of funds. Non-profit housing and community development organizations are also invited to apply for a share of the City’s CDBG funding for an activity that primarily serves low-income people. 

The Community Development Department's mission is to be stewards of the City's General Plan, and to assist the community with land development, housing, construction, code compliance, open space, and regional issues, all of which must be kept in balance with the City's environment and resources. Department responsibilities include:

  • Planning Division
  • Building Division
  • Permit Processing
  • Code Compliance
  • Affordable Housing
  • Open Space Acquisition & Management
  • Redevelopment Successor Agency

The City estimates to a portion of $626,000 in CDBG allocation for community development projects and public services (limited to 15% of the annual grant amount). In addition, the City estimates $235,000 in CDBG-CV funds for qualified public services, primarily to benefit homeless and low-income persons through coronavirus-related activities.

The proposal must predominantly benefit low to moderate income persons or households. To meet this objective, a minimum of 51% of the beneficiaries must have individual or household incomes which are designated by HUD as low to moderate income. To determine eligibility for CDBG-funded activities, please refer to the 2021 HUD Section 8 Program Annual Household Income Limits for Oxnard Thousand Oaks-Ventura Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in the table here: https://www.toaks.org/home/showpublisheddocument?id=36772#page=2

In addition to meeting the low- and moderate-income benefit national objective, the proposal must also be considered an eligible CDBG activity. Eligible activities include: public services, housing rehabilitation, public improvement, or economic development activities that primarily benefit lower-income persons. CDBG-CV public services funds must be used to prevent, respond to, and prepare for the coronavirus and primarily benefit homeless and lower-income persons through activities related to coronavirus.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177529

Estimated Size of Grant:

- CDBG Public Service minimum: $15,000; maximum: $30,000
- CDBG-CV Public Service minimum: $50,000; maximum: $200,000
- CDBG Projects minimum: $50,000; maximum: $200,000

Term of Contract:

The fiscal year runs from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Non-profit housing and community development organizations are invited to apply for a share of the City’s CDBG funding for an activity that primarily serves low-income people.

Parties listed by SAM as debarred or suspended are ineligible to apply for CDBG funding.

Pre-proposal Conference:

CDBG grant fund resources are limited and very competitive. The City urges applicants to attend the funding application workshop, which will go over the grant application process in detail as well as the new requirements.

December 2, 2021 at 6:00 PM
Civic Arts Plaza Board Room, 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard, 3rd Floor Thousand Oaks, California

or by teleconference
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0JxaCk-IQAefunK0yuQDbA

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for application submittal is January 18, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

Timeline:
- Open Application Period: November 19, 2021 through January 18, 2022
- Application Due: January 18, 2022 5:00 PM by email only to
- Needs Assessment/Workshop: December 2, 2021 at 6:00 PM
- Application Evaluation: CDBG Application Review Committee in February 2022
- Recommendation to City Council: April 2022

Prior to City Council approval, all projects and public service programs are required to have an Environmental Review and clearance, according to 24 CFR Part 58.

HUD requires verification status of all contractors and non-profit agencies via the online System for Award Management (SAM) www.sam.gov

Additional Information: https://www.toaks.org/departments/community-development
And
https://www.toaks.org/departments/community-development/block-grants

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Applications must be submitted to CDBG@toaks.org

For additional information contact the Community Development Department at (805) 449-2500 or communitydevelopment@toaks.org.

Please e-mail TOgrants@toaks.org with any questions.

For additional information contact:
Lynn Oshita, CD Analyst
CDBG@toaks.org
805/449-2391

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