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.

Public Comment Opportunities

The Fiscal Year 2023 Annual Action Plan, which is required by HUD and outlines the City's priorities and projects for its FY23 CDBG allocation, is now available for public comment. Additionally, the City is also updating its Citizen Participation Plan, which is also required by HUD and outlines the City's steps for collecting community input during the Consolidated Planning process. Public comment can be sent to the Community Services Division: 777 B Street, Hayward, CA 94541, 4th Floor | 510-583-4250 | Council will vote on the draft plans, including revisions made through public comment on April 26 at 7:00pm.


CDBG Compliance Manual

FY 2021-2025 Consolidated Plan

FY 2020 Action Plan