Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) General Information
The Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) is the principal Federal program providing localities with grants to devise innovative approaches to improve the physical, economic, and social conditions in their communities. Funds are distributed to local nonprofit agencies in the form of grants and carry out eligible activities. While the Palo Alto City Council decides which projects to fund from applications submitted, active citizen participation is an important feature in the CDBG process. Any questions regarding the CDBG Program should be directed to Eloiza Murillo-Garcia, Senior Planner – CDBG at (650) 329-2561 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org in the Department of Planning and Community Environment. Si usted require asistencia en espanol sobre informacion relacionada al programa de subsidios globales para el desarollo communitario (CDBG) por favor comuníquese con Eloiza Murillo-Garcia al (650) 329-2561.
The public review and comment period is now open for the draft 2015-2020 Consolidated Plan and draft Fiscal Year 2015/2016 Action Plan. The draft Consolidated Plan is a five-year strategic plan that includes an analysis of Palo Alto’s market, affordable housing, and community development conditions. Specifically, the Consolidated Plan is designed to help entitlement grantees assess affordable housing and community development needs and develop goals and strategies that will address the identified needs. The draft Fiscal Year 2015/2016 Action Plan outlines the distribution of federal CDBG entitlement program funding over the first year of the Plan and how these funding allocations help meet the goals in the draft Consolidated Plan.