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City of Santee: Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) for California


The City of Santee is requesting proposals for the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding during Program Year 2022 (July 2022 – June 2023).

Donor Name: City of Santee

State: California

City: Santee

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 01/10/2022


CDBG is a federal program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. The funds are used to develop viable communities by promoting decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate- income persons. Monies provided through the CDBG program can be used to fund a variety of public improvements and services that benefit low- and moderateincome residents.

Each activity, except planning and administrative activities, must meet one of the CDBG program’s three broad National Objectives:

  • Benefit low- and moderate-income (LMI) persons,
  • Prevention or elimination slums or blight, or
  • Meet community development needs having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community and no other financial resources are available to meet the need.

Basic Eligible Activities

Only certain kinds of activities are eligible for funding. These are briefly listed below. However, the regulations contain additional “qualifiers” that may make the activity ineligible:

  • Acquisition of property in whole or in part by purchase, long-term lease, donation, or otherwise, of real property for any public purpose, except for the general conduct of government.
  • Disposition of real property acquired with CDBG funds through sale, lease or donation, or otherwise; or its retention for public purposes.
  • Acquisition, construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, or installation of public facilities and improvements, except buildings for the general conduct of government.
  • Clearance, demolition and removal of buildings and improvements including movement of structures to other sites and remediation of known or suspected environmental contamination.
  • Provision of public services (including labor, supplies and materials) such as those concerned with employment, crime prevention, child care, health care, education, public safety, fair housing counseling, recreation, services for seniors 62 years or older, homeless persons, drug abuse counseling and treatment, energy conservation counseling and testing, emergency food and housing services.
  • Interim assistance to correct objective signs of physical deterioration in areas where immediate action is necessary and where permanent improvements will be carried out as soon as practicable; or to eliminate emergency conditions threatening the public health and safety and requiring immediate resolution.
  • Payment of the non-Federal share required in connection with a Federal grant-inaid program undertaken as part of CDBG activities.
  • Completion of urban renewal projects funded under Title 1 of the Housing Act of 1949, as amended.
  • Relocation payments and assistance to displaced individuals, families, businesses, non-profit organizations, and farm operations.
  • Payment to housing owners for losses of rental income incurred in holding units for persons displaced by relocation activities.
  • Payment of costs in support of activities eligible for funding under the HOME program.
  • Acquisition, construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation or installation of the distribution lines and facilities or privately owned utilities.
  • The construction of housing assisted under Section 17 of the U.S. Housing Act of 1937.
  • Direct assistance to facilitate and expand low- and moderate-income homeownership by subsidizing mortgage rates and principal amounts, financing the acquisition of housing occupied by low and moderate-income persons, acquiring guarantees of financing obtained from private lenders, providing up to 50 percent of down payment, or paying reasonable closing costs.
  • Microenterprise assistance to facilitate economic development. (“Microenterprise” is a business having five or fewer employees, at least one of whom is the owner.)
  • Provision of technical assistance to public or non-profit entities to increase their capacity to carry out eligible neighborhood revitalization or economic development activities.
  • Provision of assistance to institutions of higher education when the grantee determines that such an institution has demonstrated eligibility to carry out eligible activities.

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