What is CDBG?

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. The program provides annual grants on a formula basis to entitled cities and counties to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- to moderate-income persons.

The City of Santa Ana CDBG 2018-2019 application period for nonprofits is currently closed. 

Please contact the Community Development Agency at (714) 647-6561 to be placed on a notification list for future funding opportunities.

Nonprofit CDBG Criteria: Nonprofit applicants must meet the following guidelines and criteria:

  • Meet the national objective of activities that provide a benefit to low- to moderate-income persons. Programs must serve at least 51% low- to moderate- income persons
  • Align with one of the following City of Santa Ana Strategic Plan Goals:
    • Community Safety
    • Youth, Education, Recreation, or
    • Community Health, Livability, Engagement & Sustainability
    • Economic Development
  • Provide a new service or a quantifiable increase in the level of an existing service
  • Additional requirements are listed in the application