Community Development Block Grant Documents
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program provides communities with Federal resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs.
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. The Hayward City Council decides which projects to fund from applications submitted based on a rigorous review process by the Community Services Commission and an extensive public input process.
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 (CDBG),organizations must be nonprofit or governmental, serve low income Hayward residents, and submit projects for funding that assist lower income Hayward residents in one or more CDBG priority areas.
Grants are awarded using a competitive process. Organizations usually submit proposals in December or January. Proposals are reviewed in February, March, and April, and awarded in May. Funded grant activities begin on July 1.
Request for public comment:
The Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) is available for review and is accepting comments through September 20, 2021.
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.