Community Development Block Grant — NOFA Amendment for Economic Development (Webinar)

Community Development Block Grant — NOFA Amendment for Economic Development (Webinar)

Just Released: Notice of Funding Availability Amendment
Community Development Block Grant Program for Non-Entitlement Jurisdictions

The California Department of Housing and Community Development just released an amendment to the federal 2019-20 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA).

The NOFA applies to state CDBG non-entitlement cities and counties applying for funding under Community Development activities, Special Allocations for Economic Development, Colonia, and Native American Communities.

What does the amendment do?
This amendment only affects the Economic Development (ED) set-aside and:

  1. Removes the competitive process, allowing all applications, both program and project, to be reviewed and approved on a first-come, first-served basis
  2. Extends the ED program application deadline to September 15, 2020
  3. Makes other changes to program activity limits and requirements for proof of capacity, while providing more local flexibility in ED program design and implementation.

Applications must be submitted through the eCivis Grants Network Portal

You can find the 2019-2020 CDBG NOFA amendment and links to the online application on HCD’s CDBG webpage. Please visit the program solicitation in eCivis to view all of the applicable appendices.

Get your NOFA questions answered: Register to attend the CDBG Economic Development webinar

HCD will host a webinar on CDBG Economic Development and the amended NOFA to help potential applicants prepare successful applications. The webinar will include a question and answer session. Registration is required.

CDBG Economic Development Webinar
June 29, 2020
1:30 p.m. (PDT) – 4:00 p.m.

Questions? Please email .

For more information, please visit our CDBG webpage.