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Community Development Block Grants

The CDBG Program provides grants to cities and counties to develop viable urban communities through the provision of decent housing, a suitable living environment and by expanding economic opportunities for low and moderate income persons.

The amount is decided by:

  • Extent of poverty
  • Population
  • Housing over-crowding
  • Age of housing;
  • Growth lag in relationship to other metropolitan areas

Guidelines are set by individual cities and counties. Priority is given to activities meeting at least one of the three broad national objectives for the program and at least one of the local community development objectives established by each city or county.

The city is seeking to fill vacancies from City Council District 2 and District 4 on the Community Development Block Grant Citizen Advisory Committee.  The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is focused on providing specific benefit to low income residents of Carlsbad to help create a viable community.  Residents from City Council Districts 2 and 4 are asked to apply on the City Clerk's website for the application.  Committee meetings will be held between March 20 and April 3, for a maximum of three meetings and a total duration of six hours in length.  Committee members are asked to serve two year voluntary years of service.  All meetings will be held at Carlsbad City Hall, 1200 Carlsbad Village Drive at 6 p.m., exact dates will be announced after the Committee appointments. 

Analysis of Impediments

The communities within San Diego County have established a commitment to providing equal housing opportunities for their existing and future residents. This report, the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (commonly known as the "AI"), presents a demographic profile of San Diego County, assesses the extent of housing needs among specific income groups, and evaluates the range of available housing choices for residents. The AI also analyzes the conditions in the private market and public sector that may limit the range of housing choices or impede a person's access to housing. More importantly, this AI identifies impediments that may prevent equal housing access and develops solutions to mitigate or remove such impediments.

Consolidated Plan

The Fiscal Year 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan serves as the official application to HUD for Community Development Block Grant funds for the City of Carlsbad. The Consolidated Plan identifies the city's housing and community development needs and sets forth a strategic plan for addressing the identified needs within the context of the CDBG program. The Consolidated Plan covers the planning period of July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2025. 

Citizen Participation Plan

The Citizen Participation Plan outlines the City of Carlsbad's plan for soliciting and receiving citizen input during preparation of the Five-Year Consolidated Plan and individual annual Action Plans. This Citizen Participation Plan was drafted in accordance with Sections 91.100 and 91.105 of HUD's Consolidated Plan regulations.

CDBG Notice of Funding Availability

Applications are due Friday, February 14, 2020 prior to 5 p.m.  Applicants may obtain a copy of this form in Microsoft Word format via internet email by contacting nancy.melander@carlsbadca.gov.

Annual Action Plan

This Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan describes the funding levels distributed to the City of Carlsbad through entitlement funds.

Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report

The Fiscal Year 2018-2019 CAPER reports on accomplishments and progress toward Consolidated Plan goals. 



Notice - Draft Action Plan - CDBG
FY 2020 Annual Action Plan

Public Notice AI
Public Review Draft
CDBG Meeting Agenda - May 13, 2020
CDBG Public Notice - May 13, 2020

Public Notice FY 2020-2021 Consolidated Plan Priorities, Funding Plan, and NOFA
Attachments A. Approved Priorities, Attachment B. Funding Plan, Attachment C. Approved NOFA

Public Notice FY 2019-2020 Amended Action Plan
Attachment A. FY 2019-2020 DRAFT Amended Action Plan

Public Notice FY 2019-20 Annual Action Plan Amendment No. 2
Attachment B: DRAFT Amended Citizen Participation Plan