Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

The City receives funds annually from U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (Hud) to award to organizations serving lower income Hayward residents in housing and community development. To be eligible for Community Development Block Grants organizations must be:

  • Nonprofit or governmental
  • serve low income Hayward residents
  • submit projects for funding that assist in one or more CDBG priority areas.

Federal regulations require the City of Hayward to adhere to a Citizen Participation Plan (CPP) that provides community members with an opportunity to participate in an advisory capacity in planning and assessing CDBG, HOME, and other HUD-funded programs.

Grants are awarded using a competitive process. Organizations usually submit proposals in December or January. Proposals are reviewed February - April and awarded in May. Funded grant activities begin on July 1st.


City Council will hold a remote Public Hearing at 7:00pm on Tuesday,  December 8, 2020, about the second Substantial Amendment to the current fiscal year 2020 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) One-Year Action Plan to reallocate existing non-committed CDBG funds and to allocate additional CARES Act funds to public services and economic development programs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information about the Public Hearing, click here. To review the Substantial Amendment, please click here. Public comment can be shared with Amy Cole-Bloom at or 510-583-4252.


CDBG Compliance Manual

FY 2021-2025 Consolidated Plan

FY 2020 Action Plan