State of California 2023-2024 Annual Action Plan Second Amendment – Substantial

State of California 2023-2024 Annual Action Plan Second Amendment – Substantial

Community Development Block Grant and National Housing Trust Fund Programs
Register to attend the webinar. Public Comment Period begins April 8, 2024
The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is pleased to announce that amendment language will be added to the 2023-2024 Annual Action Plan (AAP) to allow the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF) programs to modify the methods of distribution and timelines for the specified fiscal years.
For details, View the State of California’s Draft 2023-2024 Annual Action Plan – Substantial Amendment – under “Federal Plans and Reports, Annual Action Plans and Amendments (2020-2024).”
The proposed substantial amendment to the 2023-2024 Annual Action Plan (AAP) seeks to amend the Method of Distribution (MOD) for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF) program funds.
For the CDBG program, the amendment entails shifting the release date of the 2023 CDBG Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) to September 2023, eliminating the Competitive MOD for 2023, and modifying the Over-the-Counter (OTC) MOD for the same year. Specifically, $19 million will be allocated for 2019-2020 Waitlisted OTC projects in September 2023, while an additional $19 million will be earmarked for new Community Development, Economic Development, and Housing projects through a NOFA amendment in January 2024. Notably, Housing and Economic Development programs will be excluded as eligible application types for 2023 only.
For the NHTF program, the amendment proposes to incorporate a Federally Declared Disaster Area (FDDA) Target, constituting 20 percent of the $172 million available funds for the combined fiscal years 2022 and 2023. These adjustments aim to optimize the distribution and utilization of CDBG and NHTF resources in alignment with evolving community development and housing needs.
Register to attend Public Webinar
Thursday, April 11, 2024
2pm to 3pm

Requests for reasonable accommodations, translation services, auxiliary aides, language services for persons with limited English proficiency (LEP), and residents with disabilities to access the meeting may be submitted to  or (916) 776-7462.
Public Comment Period
The Draft 2023-2024 Annual Action Plan Amendment is available for comment from all interested parties from April 8, 2024, through May 8, 2024.
Comments may also be mailed to:
Department of Housing and Community Development
Federal Branch, Suite 200
2020 W. El Camino Ave
Sacramento CA, 95833
Background:
Required by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Annual Action Plan is an annual update of the 2020-2024 Federal Consolidated Plan. California’s Consolidated Plan is a five-year plan that examines the housing and community development needs of Californians and their communities and lays out how federal funds will be used to address these needs and improve the quality of life for Californians.
The Annual Action Plan, addresses the administration of federal funds under the:
  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program
  • Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) and Natural Disaster Resilience (CDBG-NDR) programs
  • Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) program
  • Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program
  • National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF) program
  • Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) program