The City of Redwood City is pleased to announce the availability of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnership (HOME) and Human Services Financial Assistance (HSFA) program funds for eligible projects for the fiscal year of July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.
Donor Name: City of Redwood City
City: Redwood City
Type of Grant: Grant
Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 01/13/2022
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds can be used to support projects that provide assistance to low and moderate income households (households with incomes at or below 80% of AMI),eliminate slum and blight, or to meet an urgent need. In Redwood City, CDBG funds can be used to support the following programs and activities:
- Affordable Housing: Acquisition of sites for affordable housing, conversion of existing housing to affordable, acquisition and rehabilitation of housing (includes special needs housing).
- Homeless Assistance Activities: provision of legal intervention to prevent homelessness, provision of operation funds for shared housing, emergency shelter and transitional housing and related services for homeless and those at risk of homelessness, youth and single persons.
- Human Services: Provision of fair housing counseling services and basic human needs are activities that are vital for survival and not just an improvement to the quality of life, regardless of income. For example, emergency food programs are essential to survival. Coordination of a volunteer program is an improvement to the quality of life.
- Public Facility Improvements (Non-Housing Community Development): Removal of architectural barriers in public facilities for persons with disabilities, development of public facilities, or preservation and rehabilitation of public facilities.
- Economic Development: Job creation, intervention programs that create actual jobs for low income residents, and microenterprise assistance (see relevant qualifying criteria section).
Home Investment Partnership (HOME) funds can be used to support the following programs and activities:
- Affordable Housing: Acquisition of sites for affordable housing, new construction of affordable housing, conversion of existing housing to affordable, acquisition and rehabilitation of housing, and first time homebuyer assistance.
- Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO): CHDO must act as the owner, developer, or sponsor of a project that is an eligible set-aside activity. Eligible set-aside activities include: the acquisition and/or rehabilitation of rental housing; new construction of rental housing; acquisition and/or rehabilitation of homebuyer properties; new construction of homebuyer properties; and direct financial assistance to purchasers of HOME-assisted housing that has been developed with HOME funds by the CHDO.
CDBG – Estimated Total: $661,206
Fair Housing: $15,000
Public Services: $121,164
Economic Development: $50,000
Housing – Minor rehabilitation programs: $100,000
Public Facilities and Housing: $375,043
HOME – Estimated Total: $329,864
CHDO Set-aside e (includes PY21-22 carryover): $100,000
HSFA –Total $110,000
Basic Human Needs Services: $110,000
The funding period for activities that are fair housing, human/public services, minor home repair and economic development activities is July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2024, as these categories are on a two-year funding cycle.
In order to qualify for CDBG funding, all eligible activities must principally benefit low and moderate-income persons residing within the incorporated limits of Redwood City. An activity will be considered to principally benefit low and moderate-income persons if it meets one of the following standards:
- The activity has an income eligibility requirement that limits the benefits exclusively to low and moderate income persons (persons earning up to 80% of AMI).
- The activity is designed to serve an area where at least 51 percent of the residents are of low and moderate income (persons earning up to 80% of AMI).
- The activity involves a facility that is designed for use by senior citizens, youth, persons with disabilities, and other special needs populations. Presumed benefit populations include abused children, battered spouses, elderly persons, adults meeting the Bureau of the Census’ Current Population Reports definition of “severely disabled,” homeless persons, illiterate adults, persons living with AIDS, and migrant farm workers).
- The activity has income eligibility restrictions to require that at least 70 percent of the users or beneficiaries are of low and moderate income.
- The activity is directed to the removal of architectural barriers, which restrict the mobility, and accessibility of persons with disabilities.
- The activity is designed to create or retain permanent jobs for low and moderate-income persons.
- The activity is designed to eliminate slum and blight.
For more information, visit City of Redwood City.