CDBG Program

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Each year the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides funds to local jurisdiction through the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) for local community development, housing activities, and public services.  The primary objective of the HUD CDBG Program is the development of viable communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunities primarily focused on low- and moderate-income person and neighborhoods.  HUD regulations governing the CDBG Program and the distribution of CDBG funds to local service providers and capital improvement projects require that each activity undertaken meet one of the following three broad national objectives: Benefit people with low and moderate incomes, Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums and blight, or Meet an urgent need (such as earthquake, flood, or hurricane relief).

HUD’s national objectives of the CDBG Program were established to assist local communities with funding activities focused primarily on: Eliminating slums and blight, preventing deterioration of property, providing needed neighborhood community facilities, provisions of supportive services; Preserving and improving the supply for affordable housing through improvement of low- and moderate-income housing; Acquisition, design, construction, and installation of needed public facilities, improvements, and accessibility measures; Creation and retention of jobs for low- and moderate-income persons through the expansion of business opportunities and the provision of financial incentives to businesses.

CDBG Program
As a direct recipient of Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the City is required to make strategic choices about how they administer and fund their local programs. The City’s planning, implementation, and evaluation of its use of CDBG funds are guided by the framework established by HUD’s CDBG regulations and are integrated into several plans.

The City of Menifee has been fortunate to receive a special allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds that will be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19). This allocation was authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Public law 116-136, which was signed by President Trump on March 27, 2020, to respond to the growing effects of this historic public health crisis. The CARES Act will provide an additional $307,232 in CDBG funds to Menifee specifically aimed at addressing issues arising from the coronavirus pandemic. These funds are being called CDBG-CV funds.

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has also waived some statutory requirements for grantees that will enable a swift implementation of the CDBG-CV funds. A Substantial Amendment to the CDBG 2019/2020 Annual Action Plan (AAP) will be reviewed by the City Council at their regular meeting held on September 16, 2020 at 6 pm and public comments can be submitted via email to: publiccomments@cityofmenifee.usAdditionally, Council will review the annual Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) FY2019/2020 as required by HUD. The 15-day public comment reviewing period will be from September 1 through September 15, 2020. Comments can also be submitted to the same email address above.

The Con Plan is a five-year plan that consists of various components that assess the City’s current housing market, analyze demographic, ethnic, and socio-economic conditions, and identify populations within the City who have the greatest community and housing needs, including seniors, families, persons who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness, and persons with disabilities. It also defines the City’s priority needs, strategies, and objectives for reducing the most prevalent barriers to housing and services in our community.
​Con Plan Documents:
Annual Action Plan
The Annual Action Plan is a yearly plan that identified the specific activities and projects to be undertaken with CDBG Program funds during that program year.  The Action Plan contains a complete list of service providers and capital improvement projects that are being funded and an outline of the process used to develop the annual funding recommendations.
​Annual Action Plan Documents:

Consolidate Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
The CAPER reports the City’s completion of projects and activities as outlines within the Consolidated and Action Plans and the expenditure of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) at the end of each program year.
Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Reports (CAPERs):

Citizens Participation Plan
The Citizens Participation Plan is a five-year which aims to provide citizens an opportunity to participate in an advisory role in the planning, implementation, and assessment of the consolidated plan, any substantial amendments to the consolidated plan, and the performance reports. It also includes the City's plans to minimize displacement of persons and to assist any person displaced by eligible CDBG activities.
​Citizens Participation Plan Documents:

Other CDBG Documents

For additional information please contact Edna I. Lebrón, Sr. Management Analyst at 951-723-3713 or by