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 the 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 CDBG, organizations must be nonprofit or governmental agencies, 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 November. Proposals are reviewed in December, January, and February, and awarded in April. Funded grant activities begin on July 1.

Opportunities for Public Comment

The Fiscal Year 2022-2023 (HUD Program Year 2022) Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) is now available for public comment from September 1 through September 20, 2023. Public comment can be sent to Rick Rivera with the Community Services Division: 777 B Street, Hayward, CA 94541, 4th Floor | 510-583-4003 |