Town of Apple Valley: Community Development Block Grant Program for 2022-2023 California

The Town of Apple Valley is now accepting applications for the Community Development Block Grant Applications for 2022-2023 .

Donor Name: Town of Apple Valley

State: California

Town: Apple Valley

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 02/10/2022


Funds for these programs are provided under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) programs.

  • Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG): The Federal Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, provides Federal Community Development Block Grant funds for projects that promote the development of viable, urban communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment and expanded economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate-income. For the FY 2022-2023, which begins July 1, 2022, the Town of Apple Valley anticipates receiving a total of approximately $618,678 in CDBG funds.
  • Home Investment Partnerships Program (Home): HOME is authorized under Title II of the Cranston-Gonzales National Affordable Housing Act of 1990, as amended. The Town of Apple Valley has formed a consortium with the City of Victorville in order to meet the threshold of obtaining HOME entitlement status with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The successful formation of this consortium has resulted in an annual allocation of HOME funds to both communities. For FY 2022-2023, the Consortium anticipates receiving a total of approximately $804,001. The City of Victorville receives its own allocation of CDBG funds which are announced through a separate NOFA.

Funding Priorities

CDBG Eligibility

Federal regulations define the parameters for using CDBG funds according to established national objectives. These regulations also specify eligible and ineligible activities. Copies of these regulations are available upon request. All CDBG funded activities must meet one (1) of the national objectives and all project applications will be evaluated against these national objectives and eligibility requirements.

CDBG National Objectives:

  • The project must principally serve low – and moderate-income persons; or
  • The project must eliminate slums and blight; or
  • The project must address a recent and urgent health and safety need (catastrophic event).

In order to qualify for CDBG funding, all eligible activities must principally benefit low – and moderate-income persons. An activity will be considered to principally benefit low – and moderate-income persons if it meets one (1) or more of the following standards:

  • 100% Low/Mod Income Benefit (includes public service activity): The activity has an income eligibility requirement, including source documentation, that limits the benefits exclusively to low – and moderate-income persons.
  • Area Benefit: The activity is designed to serve Low/Mod areas (i.e., the Town’s CDBG Target Areas- low-income census tracts/block groups).
  • Presumed Benefit: The activity would benefit one (1) or more of the following groups presumed to be low-income under CDBG regulations: abused children, battered spouses, the elderly, adult persons with severe disabilities, the homeless, illiterate persons, and migrant farm workers.
  • 51% Low Mod Limited Clientele (not public service activities): The activity has income eligibility restrictions and requires income verifying documentation to assure that at least 51% of the users or beneficiaries of an assisted facility are low income (e.g., the rehabilitation of a day care center serving ≥51% low-income households).
  • Job Creation/Retention for Low-Income Population: The activity is designed to create or retain permanent jobs, a majority of which will employ low-income persons.
  • Slum/Blight Elimination: The activity is designed to eliminate slum and blight as part of a comprehensive plan – limited to 30% of program funds. A minimum of 70% of program funds must benefit low-income persons.

HOME Program

Federal regulations define the parameters for using HOME program funds according to established objectives. These regulations also specify eligible activities. Copies of these regulations are available upon request. All project applications will be evaluated against the HOME program objectives and eligibility requirements.

HOME Program Objectives:

  • Provide decent affordable housing to lower-income households;
  • Expand the capacity of nonprofit housing providers;
  • Strengthen the ability of state and local governments to provide housing; and
  • Leverage private-sector participation.

The following program specific qualifying criteria will be used in determining HOME Program eligibility:

  • Program Targeting. The HOME Program is designed to provide affordable housing to low and very-low-income households. Therefore, the Town must use 100% of its HOME funds to assist households with incomes below 80 percent of the area median income (i.e., households whose gross income is at or below HUD’s Riverside/San Bernardino, CA MSA definition for low-income). There are also many rules about targeting program resources such as establishing applicant/tenant eligibility, maintaining affordable rents, occupancy set-asides, restricting assistance to a limited number of units, and much more. Applications for funding will be evaluated against these criteria.
  • Match. The HOME Program requires that federal HOME funds be matched 25% with non-federal forms of subsidy. The premise of the “match” requirement is that the provision of affordable housing is a local as well as federal responsibility, and, as such, should require a financial commitment from state and local sources as well as the federal government. The matching contribution does not have to be invested in the same project and can be earned for investment in other HOME-assisted, HOME-eligible or HOME-partially assisted projects. Unless HUD waives the local match requirement, the applicant will be responsible for providing match contributions.
    • The match requirement can be met by the following sources:
      • Cash or cash equivalents from a non-federal source,
      • Value of waived taxes, fees or charges, associated with HOME projects,
      • Value of donated land or real property,
      • Cost of infrastructure improvements associated with HOME projects,
      • Percentage of the proceeds of single or multi-family housing bonds issued by state, state instrumentally or local government;
      • Value of donated materials, equipment, labor and professional services,
      • Sweat equity,
      • Direct costs of supportive services to residents of HOME projects, and
      • Direct cost of homebuyer counseling to families purchasing homes with HOME assistance.

NOTE: Match counted for other Federal programs cannot be counted as HOME match.

  • Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs). HOME jurisdictions are required to
    set aside at least 15% of their annual HOME allocations for housing activities undertaken by
    qualified CHDOs. CHDOs may also receive HOME dollars outside the set-aside amounts.

For more information, visit Town of Apple Valley.