Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Housing Trust (HTF) Fund for California

The City of Gilroy’s Housing and Community Development Division announces the availability of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and local Housing Trust Fund (HTF) grant funding in Fiscal Years 2022-2023 and 2023-2024.

Donor Name: City of Gilroy

State: California

City: Gilroy

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 01/31/2022

Size of the Grant: $7,500

Grant Duration: 2 Years


The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Housing Trust Fund (HTF) grant funding for Fiscal Years (FY) 2022-2023 & 2023-2024. The city expects to receive an estimated $500,000 in CDBG funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for each year. The primary objectives of the CDBG Program include activities that benefit low-income households, aid in the prevention of slums or blight, or meet an urgent community need.  The City’s HTF program proposes to provide additional funding up to $168,000 each fiscal year, for the services related to housing and homelessness. The City Council will be reviewing the HTF and providing direction on the future use of HTF funds, subsequent to this notice.

The Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization Committee (HNRC) and the City Council will consider proposals to utilize these funds to implement activities in FY 2022-2023 & FY 2023-2024.

Minimum Grant Amount

The minimum grant amount is $7,500.

Two-Year Funding Cycle

The awards are for a two-year period. The first fiscal year will run from July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023 and the second fiscal year will run from July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024.

Required Eligibility Information

Each agency applying for funding must meet the following “Entry Criteria”:

  • The proposed project must meet the Low/Mod Income (LMI) HUD National Objective
  • Must be an eligible HUD activity.
  • This RFP seeks proposals that will meet the following Consolidated Plan Priority Needs:
    • Preserve Affordable Housing for Home Ownership
    • Install Safety and Enhanced Public Improvements
    • Small Business Expansion
    • Workforce Development
    • Supportive Services for Homeless
    • Supportive Services for Special Needs Populations
    • Fair Housing Support
    • Neighborhood Revitalization
  • Must be a unit of local government or an incorporated non-profit organization having 501(c) (3) status.
  • Must have an audit/financial statement or a designated fiscal agent who will assume all financial responsibilities.
  • Must use funds within the City limits of Gilroy, or in such other location as is apapproved by City in writing, for the purpose of benefitting low and very low-income Gilroy residents.

Ineligible Activities

The following activities are ineligible for CDBG/HTF funding:

  • assistance to buildings used for the general conduct of government
  • general government expenses
  • political activities
  • maintenance expenses for public facilities
  • new housing construction
  • income payments that exceed three consecutive months

For more information, visit Request for Proposals (RFP).