Community Development Block Grant Program

Overview

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is a federal housing and community development program administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The annual grant is provided to eligible local and state governments (entitlement jurisdictions) to ensure that needed affordable housing and community development activities are implemented within communities.

The City Council approved the CDBG Policies and Procedures on August 17, 2011. The City Council approved revisions to the CDBG Policies and Procedures on June 7, 2017. The document provides an overview of the CDBG program as well as the City’s funding and monitoring process.

In order for Encinitas to continue qualifying for its CDBG entitlement funding, an array of statutory requirements must be met, including development of the: Five-Year Consolidated Plan (Con-Plan), Analysis of Impediments (AI) to Fair Housing Choice, Annual Action Plan, and Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).

Citizen and Community Participation Plan

The Citizen and Community Participation Plan is available for public review from August 21, 2107 – September 20, 2017. Please submit comments in writing to Nicole Piano-Jones at [email protected] or 505 S. Vulcan Avenue, Encinitas, CA 92024. The City Council is scheduled to consider the Citizen and Community Participation Plan on September 20, 2017.

Consolidated Plan (Con-Plan)

The Con-Plan is prepared approximately every five years in accordance with Sections 91.100 through 91.230 of HUD’s Consolidated Plan regulations. The Con-Plan is developed with an extensive public participation process that involves community stakeholders, service providers, city staff, and Encinitas residents.

FY2015-20 Consolidated Plan and FY2015-16 Annual Action Plan

The FY2015-20 Consolidated Plan and FY2015-16 Annual Action Plan was available for public review and comment from March 20 - April 20.  A copy is available for viewing at the Planning and Building Department during normal business hours.  The City Council approved the FY2015-20 Consolidated Plan and FY2015-16 Annual Action Plan at a public hearing on April 22, 2015.

The Substantial Amendment to the FY 2015-20 Consolidated Plan is available for public review from August 21, 2107 – September 20, 2017. Please submit comments in writing to Nicole Piano-Jones at [email protected] or 505 S. Vulcan Avenue, Encinitas, CA 92024. The City Council is scheduled to consider the Substantial Amendment to the FY 2015-20 Consolidated Plan on September 20, 2017.

Annual Action Plan

Each entitlement community must produce an Annual Action Plan to align the funding with the goals and priorities set forth in the Five-Year Consolidated Plan. The Annual Action Plan is taken to the City Council each year, typically in early spring for approval and subsequently submitted to HUD.

The City Council approved the FY 2017-18 Annual Action Plan at a public hearing on April 26, 2017.

FY 2017-18 Annual Action Plan

Substantial Amendment to the FY 2016-17 Annual Action Plan

Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER)

The City Council approved the CAPER at a public meeting on September 14, 2016. You may review the Final FY 2015-16 CAPER online, or at the Encinitas Planning and Building Department during normal business hours.

The Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) is available for public review from August 21, 2107 – September 20, 2017. Please submit comments in writing to Nicole Piano-Jones at [email protected] or 505 S. Vulcan Avenue, Encinitas, CA 92024. The City Council is scheduled to consider the CAPER on September 20, 2017.

Section 3 Information

Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Act of 1968 promotes employment, training, and contracting opportunities for lower-income residents who live in the neighborhoods where HUD funding is allocated. To the greatest extent feasible, businesses and contractors employed on HUD funded projects must make a Good Faith Effort to train and/or employ Section 3 residents (lower-income) within the area, and contract with businesses which employ Section 3 residents.

The three primary goals of Section 3 are:

  1. To the greatest extent feasible, provide outreach and training to Section 3 residents.
  2. To the greatest extent feasible, train and/or hire Section 3 residents.
  3. To the greatest extent feasible, contract with Section 3 businesses.

Additional Section 3 and CDBG Resources

For more information about Section 3 or the CDBG program, please contact:
Nicole Piano-Jones, Management Analyst
(760) 943-2237 or [email protected]