The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a federally funded program with the primary objective of improving communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities principally for persons of low and moderate income.The City of Inglewood must certify with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that at least 70% of all funding received will be used to benefit persons of low and moderate income in CDBG eligible areas. Additionally, up to 15% of CDBG program funds may be for public services in eligible areas.
The CDBG program is important to the City and the community because it is a very flexible resource that can be used in many different ways to meet the needs of low-income communities. More importantly, the CDBG process requires citizen participation, which allows for public input in addressing community needs. Public hearings and community meetings are held in conjunction with the proposal application process to identify needs and proposed use of funds, as well as to request project funding.
Requests for proposals (RFP's) are distributed every year to those organizations/agencies looking to address an unmet need in the City. Submission of the RFP does not guarantee funding. A committee reviews proposals and only those with viable projects are recommended to the Mayor and City Council for approval. The Mayor and City Council make all final funding decisions.
Eligible Activities & Costs include:
Public Facilities Improvements
Planning and Administrative
Other Eligible Activities (Non-Public Services)
For more information on CDBG Program activities or funding, please call CDBG Division staff at (310) 412-8844.